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We only had one day so we wanted to make it pleasurable but still wanted to experience the city. And no, getting harassed by gypsies doesn't count (but it did happen more than once!) We slept in a little later (8:15!) and took the Metro to the catacombs. Now the Tube was packed - but not all that bad a ride, but the Metro is kind of sketchy with the smells, the dirt, the graffiti and the people sleeping on every corner and in every cranny. Not that I ...
... on taking a tour bus since it is on a hill. then decided not even going up because we would have been even more drenched just walking.
Next we headed to Notre Dame and Ste. Chapelle. Notre Dame was the first. The outside looks like it does in the all the pictures. Very beautiful building. The inside is what makes Notre Dame special. The tall ceilings make the grand statement. All the stained glass windows tell a story from the bible. The three Rose Windows (the ...
... like, ancient buildings creating a walled edge around the city of Paris. It's as though, the city just pops up! I hardly even noticed, the transformation between the fields and the outer city suburbs, before reaching the city!
Once in France, I found myself being ever so grateful, for the simplified directions, I had been given to get out of the train station and to my host, Anthony's house in Bastille. It turns out the metro is brilliant! Just not so much when you have a ...
... from light to gold to light blue to dark. It was breathtaking seeing the city light up, and its true character shown. The cars lit up the roads, particularly around the busy Arc de Triomphe roundabout.
We had a champagne from the champagne bar and took more pictures than there are buildings in the city. The wind was very fierce, and you could feel the tower sway slightly due to the pressure. I know that those buildings are often designed to do so, but it ...
... so I relished the opportunity get reacquainted with Upper Street and check out what had changed. The visit proved to be all too fleeting as having picked up our tickets from the wonderfully efficient Real Russia agency, our stomachs took over the immediate planning and we plumped for a table in the sun at almost the first place we came to. For the record The Breakfast Club in Islington is worth braving the northern line, and I can certainly recommend the ...
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