finished at Napoleon's Tomb and the Army Museum, we hit the
bricks to see some of the tourist sights in downtown Paris.
The photos below are what we saw.
spotted this gal sunbathing on the grass outside of the Army
museum; she was causing traffic jams.
streets can be quite narrow, even in the heavily traveled
Seine River bridge of Pont Alexandre, we came upon this awesome
her to pose, but I could not even get a smile. It probably
would have helped if I could have spoken French to her.
This is a very ornate lamp post on the bridge.
plaque for the bridge.
center of the Pont Alexandre bridge we had an unobstructed view
of the murky waters of the Seine.
a very nice live-aboard barge on the Seine.
Jim to take our photo with the Seine in the background.
the bridges had intricate carvings on their center supports.
the banks of the Seine were churches and high-dollar (sorry,
high-Euro) apartments in old buildings.
on this bridge was replaced with steel, but they had the good
taste to leave the statues on the supporting structures.
tourist in Paris must get at least one photo of themselves with
the Eiffel Tower in the background.
to the Eiffel Tower, we passed this "green" building that had a
garden growing on the walls of the structure.
bridge next to the Eiffel Tower, we spotted this nice statuary.
nice live-aboard boat docked at the quay on the Seine.
Given the price of Paris real estate, this is probably the
cheapest room in town.
another "together" shot on a bridge overlooking the Seine.
contrast of the clouds needed black and white treatment to look
camera was not looking directly into the sun, the colors of the
sky became apparent.
A set of
apartments that overlook the Seine and have a direct view of the
Eiffel Tower with live-aboard barges on the Seine.
Paris Metro is a very efficient way of getting around
town. Above, we see a train crossing the multiple level
bridge across the Seine. We walked our feet to nubs and it was
very hot. We finally decided to take one of the "hop on,
hop off" bus tours around central Paris. So, we headed to
the base of the Eiffel Tower and waited until a bus came around.
view of the cathedral at Napoleon's Tomb as seen from the upper
deck of the bus. It was hot. Really hot. So,
despite the breeze created by the motion of the bus, we still
statuary on the Louvre.
A large church as
seen from the upper level of the bus near the Louvre.
One of the many
bridges across the Seine. Note the figures on the river
An odd Tuk-Tuk cab.
The bus passed the
French Academy of Music building.
The cafe scene in
Some of the
government buildings were very impressive.
Traveling around on
the tourist bus, we got a taste of Paris when we saw this
The bus circled the
Arc de Triumph, but did not stop. Sadly, Kathleen's head
made it's way into the photo.
A parting shot of the
Arc de Triumph. The bus was hot and when we got to a
place where we could hit the Metro, we got off and headed back
to the hotel for a shower and dinner. Next morning, we
packed and headed out to Caen near the Normandy coast.
One of the odder cars
we saw during our time in Paris.
Another view of the
Academy of Music building.
On our way out of
town, we passed this ornate cathedral.
Paris is a great time and
finding great food is easy once you steer clear of the
tourist areas. Later today, we will drive the
autopiste to the Caen area.
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