"Physical Graffiti"

Trip Start Apr 18, 2007
Trip End Jun 29, 2007

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

(Led Zeppelin)

I think the same kids who spray tags along the Sandringham train line are following us... Graffiti is also endemic in NY, London and now Paris. All looks the same. Interestingly, the ancient wooden doors on the old buildings seem to be universally spared while the walls either side are covered.

Today, we indulged Liz with her desire to take a boat trip along the Seine, finding a hop-on hop-off version among the many that ply these waters. The photos speak for themselves as far as destinations visited. I was surprised to still find many barges transporting cargo and not surprised that the gypsies were still hard at it at the tourist haunts. The aggression honed in New York coupled with a very convincing 'non' when asked if I spoke English kept them away from me.

We were delighted to find Notre Dame had free entry after paying about AU$20 at Westminster Abbey. They seemed to be raising their money instead by selling candles at 2 euros each. Many people had lit candles, making for a great shot. The stained glass windows were also stunning.

Tomorrow we plan to do the tourist bus as per other cities and then hopfeully venture away from the tourist hype/prices/gypsies/trinket stalls and walk around the streets on our own.
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corndog67 on

great pics mrs bush!

Did the lawns outside the house yesterday. Will take the rover for a spin this week


gggrabbit on

Wandering the Maze
Hello, Jenny.
I've been receiving these travel updates for weeks and feeling guilty about not having time to read them properly, let alone respond to them. Now i've had the leisure to sit and drink a glass of good wine by a red-gold fire and catch up on them all. Kentish woods, green and leafy, Parisien sidewalks, the rolling grey Thames... I am thoroughly envious. It's good to see you are having a great time. There is a treasure hunt all ready and waiting for your return. The Holy Staff awaits. However, your task is to come back from Europe with some ideas about my next quest project!

Enjoy Venice. Go for long walks at night and get lost. There's no better place to do so.


Great-Great Grandfather Rabbit.

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