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Previous Articles:

Columbia
Architecture in Columbia

England
To London via Train
A Bus to Stonehenge

France
A Flight to France
Normandy, Brittney and the Loire Valley
First Day in Paris
Walking Tours of Paris
Memories of Paris

Japan
Arrival in Tokyo
Subway Survival, Swords, Site-Seeing, and Sushi
A Week of Business Meetings, and Wonderful Food
Asakusa and Tokyo Tower
Mt. Fuji and Hakkone
Sony Building, Hibiya Park, Shopping

Mexico
Memories of Mexico

Switzerland
Swiss Excursion, Part I
Swiss Excursion, Part II

USA
Snow Camping in Yosemite

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Walking Tours of Paris

Erin, Dan and I ate breakfast together, then headed out on a walking tour of Paris. They have a cool book of great walks around Paris, and we followed it. First, however, they showed me the local Internet cafe, and I sent a few messages, including submitting an article to the family newsletter.

Next we visited an area where local Artists paint and draw and display their art. I noted several artists whose work I might consider buying, before leaving Paris. From here to St.Pierre de Mont and the Sacre-Coeur Catherals. We had another lunch that couldn't be beat at the base of the hill of Sacre-Coeur. Next we walked to Notre-Dame de Paris and past the Hotel de Ville (city hall).

   
   
Next we visited an area where local Artists paint and draw and display their art. I noted several artists whose work I might consider buying, before leaving Paris. From here to St.Pierre de Mont and the Sacre-Coeur Catherals. We had another lunch that couldn't be beat at the base of the hill of Sacre-Coeur. Next we walked to Notre-Dame de Paris and past the Hotel de Ville (city hall).


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[Title: "Notra Dame de Paris (side view)" ImageID: 532091_23 ]

Tue 25 Sept

Today we did another walking tour of the city, including a visit to the George Pompidou Center, strolls through the Garden de Luxenborg, and past the Palace de Luxenborg. We even encountered a miniture Statue of Liberty in one of the parks. [But this was not the one the U.S. gave to France in thanks for the gift of Lady Liberty in New York Harbour-- that one (the scale model) stands on an island in the River Seine in Paris.] On the way back to our hotel we pasted the real Moulin Rouge, all lite up in the dark.


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Wed 26 Sept.

Alone today, metro to Lourve, Internet cafe, postcards.


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I gazed upon the Mona Lisa from 3 feet away. A few people were around me, all in reverent silence. She had a warmer, happier look about her than I expected. Just as a person is more 'life-like' in the flesh than in a photograph, the same is true for the Mona Lisa.


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In the Lourve I saw many of the famous statues that we read about in history and art books: Aphrodite of Melos (Venus de Milo), Boy Strangling a Goose, The Dying Slave, as well as many physical pieces of history such as the Code of Hanarabbi.


[Title: "Aphrodite of Melos / Venus de Milo" ImageID: 532480_16 ]

Thu 27 Sept.

Decided to walk from Notra Dame toward my hotel. Doing so I passed: Hotel de ville, Pompidou Center, Fontain des Innocents, St. Eustache, Musee de l'holographie, forum des halls, a sculpture of a face against a hand, and walked through the first floor of the Bibliotheque Nationale.


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More articles about France:
 A Flight to France
 Normandy, Brittney and the Loire Valley
 First Day in Paris
 Memories of Paris


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