Travel Blogs from Pontault Combault
... colored stained glass rising up to the arches some twenty meters above. I take a seat on the folding chairs, near the scaffolding on the left, but closer to the front than i could have been otherwise, and snap several pictures of my surroundings as i wait. This is truly an exceptional space for a concert, leaps and bounds more grandiose than the humble church i saw William Tyler play in London. The Goldoni Quartet take their places at the front of the church. ...
... a snooze, then off to Rue Cler for a wonderful supper of Onion Soup Gratinee and Chateaubriand. We finished off Karen's last evening in Paris with a trip to the Arc du Triomphe, Napoleon's pseudo Roman Victory Arch. As I was looking at it, though, I was picturing the German Army goose stepping through it as Hitler looked on after the German invasion of Paris. I guess that Is a fitting image to have in my mind as I gt ready for the final leg of my ...
... getting back, I crumple in a chair and do internet things until I regain enough energy to hit the supermarket for dinner (cheap and tasty). There's daylight left, but the rest of my evening will be spent in the hostel resting up for my planned day of museum-ing tomorrow. Paris seems pretty good now, and I am glad to have more days to see it. Though I still wouldn't say it's my favourite place to be in, it's packed with all manner of people, history, and building ...
... was a cafe, so I thought a coffee and a bit of lunch would help me recoup. I had a quiche Lorraine and salad, and sat quietly for awhile.
Behind the cafe was a display of Impressionist Art, which I enjoy quite a bit. In its day in was very controversial and much despised by the critics. In 1896 a fellow by the name of Gustave Caillebotte donated some 40 paintings to the Art Gallery, and the gift was accepted 'amid fierce debate'. Now of course any art ...
... every day. Today after a happy hour of vodka and olives, decided to go downstairs to the restaurant below us. Several people were eating outside as usual. They are the smokers. We went inside and had an order of fries and a terrain of pork. Had a good Sauvignon . That is all they say on the menu. Our waitress spoke perfect English unlike most here. Mike destroyed a wine glass in his expansive talking! Not far to our ...
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