Paxton Resort & Spa
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Sometimes you have to hope that the weather cooperates. And sometimes you just have to exercise a little patience and, eventually, things will turn out. Or you just have to come back another day, another time, maybe even another vacation. Today was all about trying again later.
Today we found ourselves on Ile de la Cité, which is the historically centre of town. It is also where the Notre Dame cathedral is ...
... not to have a run on second to last day! It was threatening rain and we had slept in. There were things to do! First up a visit to the Perigot shop for a couple of Christmann presents then Jeff wanted to visit the Boss store for jeans. Success for him but only one pair before we had to scoot around to Juveniles for a last lunch with Laurence. Delicious, two entrees for me. Salmon gravlax with cucumber and yogurt and a salad of green ...
... French dinner. The pizza was pretty good and more importantly didn't cost us a fortune, so we were pleased. After eating and watching a roller skating gang (something that should totally be brought back in Sydney) we decided to check out the Notre Dame, considering how close we already were to the cathedral. Thinking we would just get to look at the facade, being that it was almost 9:30, we were surprised when we saw people still going ...
... avenues that crossed in a T intersection before the gate to the cour d'honneur
The principal central axis led to the forest, the cross axis through
the village to the southwest and to the river, thence on to Paris. Three
gateways stood at the far ends of the ...
... to pass out if I shut my eyes. After passing impressive bridges & statues & through the markets on the banks opposite the tower we finally arrive. It is impressive up close, it's a browny colour not silver metal like all the pictures you see. Grant tells me it's that colour because they have to keep painting it with anti rust. Gazing up from underneath I would describe it as a metal monster. It's not pretty or shiny like we all imagine but it is ...