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... just looked at him until he repeatedly roared out his instructions. We had a retired principal on our tour who was itching to do the same thing but thought that because of his age the kids would not take him so seriously. He too was disgusted with their behaviour. When Greg intervened everyone else sitting at that end of the boat cheered and clapped and congratulated him for intervening. The P & O cruise officer stood back with a look of ...
... stopped immediately by a man in a suit, security, and told no pictures were allowed. Actually, the security was tighter in these stores than in the museums we've visited with priceless masterpieces. We exited with our $30 fois gras and were well satisfied with our purchase.
After lunch at a neighborhood café, tuna on a baguette and a hot dog with melted cheese on a baguette, with wine and beer, we walked towards the river just ...
... formation so that Mike in his Irish green coat is the start of the line and I, in my Netherlands orange coat, bring up the rear, with the boys herded in-between. We are a "tourist" beacon especially in contrast to all the fashionably dressed Londoners.
We had a bit of time before our train to Paris departed, so we checked some of of our gear and walked to Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. This ...
... Avignon in five days. First on the agenda, purchase the Avignon pass that gives us entry into all the major monuments and museums. The Pope's Palace built in the 14th century was on the agenda for our first full day. Huge does not give it justice. Built on a mammoth scale then built and rebuilt over a span of approximately 100 years for nine popes. Sitting on a huge rocky outcrop it offers great views of Avignon from it's gardens ...
... was disappointed that everything there wasn't nearly as old as the building. With some thought, it didn't surprise me, given the number of revolutions Paris had prior to 1860's, after which most of the objects were acquired. It only makes me somewhat sad to think that many more beautiful objects were either melted down to fund wars or stolen outright.
The gardens outside of Notre Dame were just as amazing in ...
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