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Travel Blogs from Vélizy-Villacoublay
... a string quartet perform live, and as i listen to each player individually, i wonder to myself which member of a quartet has the most thankless job: the second violinist, effectively playing rhythm to the first violinist's more showy lead, or the violist, chugging away on the violin's chubbier, less sexy cousin (but always in the shadow of the rich, voluptuous older sister that is the cello)? The seating is not ideal for viewing the players; while my view is ...
Versailles! The French have a word for it...Incroyable! The day did not start off promisingly. In the middle of the night a cracking thunderstorm moved in and rocked the place! "Ah, wonderful!", I thought. This would cool things down and blow over by morning. Well, morning came and the rain did not let up...uh oh! By the time we had eaten breakfast, the downpour had eased into a drizzle so we headed to the Palace. Luckily we were the first in line as the queue grew quickly ...
... on a wall and bought some interesting rolls with meat and salad in them cooked on the side of the road by some Parisians. That, coupled with a couple of cold cokes and we were set to watch the sun set and see the Eiffel Tower with its sparkling lights dancing away in anticipation of the fireworks display. I may have sent some of you a Snapchat or Viber or email gloating with the picture that we had of the Eiffel Tower in the sun set - apologies for ...
... who can and do read English. Their use of English can be a bit idiosyncratic at times, like the notice at the Tuileries loos which stated that the toilets would be 'controlled' (French loos are evidently in need of self discipline) or the children's clothing shop I'd just seen, called, of all things, "Weedly". Good heavens.
Dinner tonight was dessert...I bought a French vanilla slice from the boulangerie on the corner. Just scrumptious!
... have to wait until next time. Our two days in Paris had almost run out. We googled "why wasn't The Louvre open today?" Pickpockets!! The staff walked out because they are sick of highly organised gangs of teenagers pickpocketing inside this fine art gallery. And they chose today to do it. Oh well. Notré Dame was our next visit, and once again, this was an amazing building. So many people wandering through and viewing this 12th century master piece. With the day ...
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