Paris Plage and Cite de Sciences et L'industrie
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
14Trip End Aug 02, 2008
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There was this other guy who came up to us and wanted to know what race Jen was. She is mixed. But why would you just come up to us to ask that. He kept saying stuff like, "where is she from? I can't tell what she is" She ignored him, and Leigh was so annoyed she said, "SHE'S CANADIAN." Then he got pissed off and walked off. Then he came back and said, "I think she should blah blah blah" and I said, "I think you should keep walking!" But he didn't understand my english.
My new term for those types of French men is Pepe le Pieux because they have so much in common. French "lover" mentality, smelly and overbearing/over persistent.
Then we all went home, took a break and went back to Serena's apartment to drink some wine before going out again
Today I slept in by accident. But I had plans to go by myself to Cite du Sciences et L'industrie in Porte de la Vilette which is in the north east corner of Paris. It was HUGE! I liked it a lot. I went to the Planetarium but the show was entirely in french so I tried hard at first to listen and I understood the gist of it but then I fell asleep. I think my favourite exhibits were the space ones and the math ones. It was refreshing to see math again. I tried filming this exhibit on calculus but it was too long to film. I remembered how profound I find mathematical theories, and scientific propositions are so interesting to me, I want to know WHY it works that way, and the interrelationship between math and every day phenomena. Maybe I chose the wrong profession? Seeing pages of equations and geometrical schematics is like an art conoisseur looking at art. Looking at it makes you wish you understood its complexities and you are in awe of the person who drew them out. Anyway, enough geek. They also had exhibits on cars, energy, light, DNA, an aquarium. I wish they had an exhibit on nature and ecology. That's what Paris is missing.