Paris - Part 2
Trip Start May 30, 2012
83Trip End Nov 07, 2012
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After that, Jess and I headed to a Tim Burton expo. Jess had randomly seen a sign for it when we were walking on some street and being the big Tim Burton fan that she is, we had to check it out. We ate lunch in line (one of the few lines we have waited in on our trip) and got in with our usual student discount. The expo was really cool! It had original drawings and letters from Tim Burton, and some done on napkins. It helped to get us in Tim Burton mode that we watched Corpse Bride a few weeks ago with Zuzanna in the Czech Republic. There were also some storylines there from Tim Burton's first few years with Disney. Tim Burton has an amazing imagination! Later we walked around Notre Dame Cathedral and Pont Nuef (the oldest bridge in Paris but ironically called the New Bridge). Notre Dame was absolutely stunning! Amazing detail and design. We did not go in it though because the crowds were so big, we just enjoyed walking around it and taking pictures of the outside.
There were many other beautiful buildings that we walked around over the next couple of days. We would choose something major that we wanted to see each day and then try to see other cool buildings around those things after. Of course the Arc De Triomphe was wonderful! Even more interesting was the traffic circle around it. It is one of the largest in the World and it looks like utter chaos. I stood on the corner of the main exit and watched for about ten minutes. I thought the usual rules would apply with vehicles using lanes and cars coming in yielding to the cars already in and whatnot, but that was not true at all
Once again, there is more to say but I have to stop somewhere. One more thing though. The people in Paris are not as rude as their reputation makes them out to be. If you try to speak French they will feel bad for you and realize their English is better then your French so they will try to speak English. I think the Parisians are just sometimes tired of tourists, but most of the people we met were nice. The panhandlers were a bit aggresive, but the city itself is beautiful and full of life. Like I said last post, you can have many different experiences in Paris, and ours was a good one!