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... No one seemed to know where the handball was. When Cath inquired, the security guard mumbled something unintelligible in French and indicated eastward, which could mean across the street, across town, or Switzerland. We had no idea and considering there is a big Paris Handball logo on the front of the building indicating that it is their home one would think if they were playing elsewhere there would be a sign stating so and the location, but Nooooooooo. After ...
... France wasn't expecting that day. Anyway, a lovely lady came up two flights to open our door. Oh, the relief. It felt better than a toilet stop after holding on during a fountain display. I'm laughing now - but not then. The apartment is nice and all but I wish to see more of Paris. And that we did. When we finally escaped, we jumped on or should I say hopped on the Les Cars Rouges hop-on hop-off bus. This is a double ...
We hopped back on the Metro, heading towards our next stop: O Chateau Wine Bar. A friend from Deloitte Seattle who I work with everyday, Laura, was also in Paris celebrating her ten year anniversary. So she and her husband Keith met up with us for wine tasting followed by dinner. The waiter/sommelier at O Chateau was friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English. I chose a flight from the Rhône Valley and Jeremy chose a Bordeaux flight. The wine was wonderful and we ...
... today, but it is 28 degrees, sunny, and the line to get in is over 3 hours long (free-museum-Sunday). I have been up early every morning here to beat the lines to get into things, but have been lucky with my Hungarian passport (EU citizenship) that I have had free entry into all museums, Palace of Versailles etc. Paris has been amazing and I can't wait to come back, hopefully next time with a little more money, a little more French and some company!
... said bag into my purse on the way out in the morning.
A short walk to the Pompadou Center, a sprawling mass of what appears to this American to be an industrial plant, but is instead insisted to be an inside out Eco building w/ all it's structural & utilitarian workings exposed on the exterior facade, and color coded:white for structural beams, yellow for electrical, etc. We sat at nearby Place Georges Pompadou with Niki de Saint Phalle fountain statues w/ paper ...
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