visit the Sacre Coeur during...
visit the Sacre Coeur during the weekend! Where the musicians sing, people dance around...that is definitely one of the most liveliest places in Paris! I have no doubt.....the Effel Tower! Actually I found that it looks different in days and nights...I love standing underneath the giant at night especially. The gold colour makes the tower the most beautiful structure in the world! Don't think that you've seen it from TV and postcard and it's not something special....GO THERE!!
Seeing the Seine
One of the world’s ‘great’ rivers, the Seine has been immortalised in songs and paintings. As may be seen in these photos its importance does not stem from its size or, for that matter, from its length. No, the Seine derives its ‘instant recognition’ status from its locale and historical significance, not to mention the romance associated with it. Should you wish to take a short cruise, there are plenty of ferries and tours available, but I was content simply to wander along the shores, enjoying the views and the passing river traffic .
Whatever tourists may make of it, the Seine is still very much a commercial river, with extensive river traffic passing through Paris. I thought you might care to ‘virtually’ share some of that variety with me.
The main photo might be of particular interest to other motoring enthusiasts, because parked on the back deck of this barge is a red ‘Amphicar’, a curious (and now rare and collectable) amphibious motor car produced in small numbers in the 1960s. I wonder if it is intended as a lifeboat or as a shopping trolley when in port! The second photo shows a canal boat, possibly off on a holiday cruise. No question about the third photo though, it is a cargo barge being pushed by a no-nonsense tug, while the fourth photo shows a tour boat passing Notre Dame.
L'Opéra, première oeuvre majeure de Charles Garnier, a été inauguré en 1875. Ce jeune architecte a voulu créé un nouveau style rompant avec les standards de l'époque (imitations de l'art antique). La scène de cet édifice monumental peut accueillir plus de 400 figurants. The Opera, first major work of Charles Garnier, has been inaugurated in 1875. This young architect wanted created a new style breaking with the standards of the time (imitations of the ancient art). The scene of this monumental building can welcome more than 400 extras.
In North America there is a...
In North America there is a sterotype of the French for being rude and snobby. I totally disagree with this. As long as you put some effort into trying to speak French the people will be very helpful. No one should walk into their culture and assume that they speak English!
Wacth Airplanes Taxing from the Holding Area
Had arrived from Africa eleven months ago at CDG , PAris
enough time to get to the correct gate to connect to YUL
Just before boarding,
passport check and prevented from boarding,
to shorten the two night agony of theholding area , under the courtesy of the French Red Cross.
i eventually succumb to flying back to Africa, get a "Repatriation" certificate with my non Canadian Passport and was able to return home to Canada
Additional costs, inconveniences of a WIne TAsting that i was to arrange,
the refusal of the Canadian Diplomatic corp to help in my dilemmas
met other genuine and not so genuine refugees, migrants et al from many parts of the world.
Plus meeting and travelling between the Holding area [Hotel] of CDG
and the many side doors and non communicative officials in uniform
NOT RECOMMENDED for normal sane travellers
Adviso - take to correct Travel Documents