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Sorry for the delay on the blog, finding time and internet is not as easy as we thought it would be. We finally arrived in Paris yesterday but we will first fill everybody in on the rest of our stay in Lisbon.
Our first few hours in Portugal were pretty eventful. After posting our last blog update we were so exhausted that we had to take a …
... by retracing our earlier walk to catch the #93 back to the American Hospital in Neuilly, and then transferring to the #82 bus for the ride into Paris. A traffic delay forced the bus driver to alter the route, so we and several other passengers got off on ave. Kleber, not far from the Place du Trocadero, and finally limped into our apartment at 7:00. Quite a long day for us, and even though we were totally exhausted, the Bagatelle was well worth the effort!
... Years Eve festivities
We climbed a couple of hundred stairs that would've resembled the castle hill climb in order to reach Sacre-Coeur. Instead of the death defying humidity joining us, we had pick pocketers jumping in and around us instead. At the top we were greeted with Christmas markets which lined the walkway to the church. The church was beautiful and the sight over Paris was lovely. I lit a candle inside the church for the new year ...
... to invent a valve for the horn. According to the Brass Society, "Heinrich Stoelzel (1777-1844), a member of the band of the Prince of Pless, invented a valve which he applied to the horn by July of 1814 (considered the first French Horn)" and "Friedrich Blühmel (fl. 1808-before 1845), a miner who played trumpet and horn in a band in Waldenburg, is also associated with the invention of the valve." (Thank you, Mary Bellis, writing in About.com)
... to see so many familiar paintings in real life. A real treat to see Monet as I’ve loved his paintings since I was young. Mum and Dad had an impressionist’s book which I loved to look at, and many of these artworks were here.
We had a short walk back towards the Louvre to catch the Metro to St Paul’s station to explore an area of Paris called Le Marais. Along the way there was a large group of dogs having a play in the park, it looked like they were being walked, ...
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