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Trip Start Sep 11, 2010
107Trip End Aug 19, 2011
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So Paris just isnt the same on your own, as I expected. For sure it is the couples capital of Europe, and it is also Man-bag central. I could almost get one. I was glad I had only a few hours to kill there. Still the weather was lovely so I was happy to briefly explore the place.
There were a few buskers around, for example a man with a pianno near fountain San Michel and a jazz band on the banks of the Seine. I did a lovely walk from the famous Notre Dame along the Seine river as far a the Louvre. From there I turned and walked the same stretch that Napoleon used to march his victorious army. Its a straight line from the Louvre piramid, through the (robbed from Eqypt) oblisk at concorde along the Champs Elysia to the Arc de Triumph and further on through the current financial centre. I made it half way down the Champs Elysia but time and hunger caught up with me so I made a little loner picnic in one of the parks in the area. Unfortunately my camera dies before I could get the money shot.. the Eiffel Tower. You will have to settle for a sketch of this one. Then with little time to spare it was time to move on to uncharted teritory... Brussels.
There is something that the French have that the Irish never will. Class and style. It is most noticable among young women but it transcends that sterotype. From children to grannies, men & wemen, black & white, rich & poor (well to an extent), they all look like the have really put huge thought, effort and money into how they look. All this thought time and energy and for what? I dunno I just dont get it, as long as i am presentable and comfortable thats fashion enough for me.
So that was it for France, Bonjor!!