Hotel Royal Pigalle
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... nice to look at.
One thing we have noticed though, all the older tall
buildings in Paris taper slightly. This is based on an ancient Greek
principal. When Greeks built their temples, they always built the columns
sloping in slightly. This creates an impression of grace, space and light and uplifts
the individual. If walls are built straight up, the eye tends to see them as
... sticks; at three Euro for a half hour, we couldn’t resist, and Elias and Olivia got to learn a little bit about how to position a sailboat in relation to the wind.
After the Jardin de Luxembourg we went back and had some dinner, then headed back out around 9PM for the Eiffel Tower. We arrived just as it was getting dark, took a look, then descended the steps of the Trocadero and crossed the Seine to pas under the tower. On the other side ...
... that is exactly what it is. Every building you look at has gold statues, fences, entrances or sometimes-even bridges around, on or near it. The French did not hold back in extravagance or finance.
Thiscity has so much to offer and If I had more than one day it would of allowed me to explore more of this picturesque capital, but it still sparkled in all its glory in a little under 24 hours and I now know that Paris truly is always a good idea.
Happy New Year from Paris! We headed off on the Metro this morning to Tour Eiffel. Lucky Dave had pre-purchased our tickets at an allocated time in the lift, which I highly recommend. It was over 2 hours in a very cold breeze for the unlucky, we walked to the front of the line & got in the lift!! Hate the lift, but the alternative doesn't appeal either. Not sure how many steps to the top as I have no intention if ever doing ...
... at the older 1970-seat Palais Garnier which opened in 1875. Small scale and contemporary works are also staged in the 500-seat Amphitheatre under the Opéra Bastille. Peter and I continued on to the Tuileries Gardens, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and onto the Place Vendome. The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de ...
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