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Paris, still

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Itinerary, Sabbatical trip, Site Seeing, travel

We are currently sitting in the Gare du Nord train station waiting for our train to London in a hour or so. There’s a nice lounge for first class travelers (which we’re doing for comfort and the meal!) with connection.

So here’s just a few pictures from our few days in Paris. From London, this afternoon, we take another train to Winchester where we will spend a couple of nights with a couple that we made friends with in Spanish school in Salamanca. (Maybe we’ll remember a few of our already lost vocabulary.)


Of course, one must take a picture of the tower while in Paris. We understand there’s a light show every evening; but we skipped as the crowds of tourists here are really huge and we just couldn’t do it! So we sat in a nice cafe eating long slow dinners instead!


We did go to the La Orangerie (I’m sure that’s misspelled) since it was reconstructed since we visited ten years ago. They built two new rooms for the panels by Monet with natural lighting. The natural lighting is beautiful, but we thought the rooms were too sterile. The old worn-out rooms had warm wood tones from the floor that we thought looked better against the paintings. Thought, of course, the paintings are breath-taking.


The famous – or, in our case, – infamous, Pompidou Center. It was closed for renovations ten years ago when we were here. We went two days in a row, and it was closed. On Thursday, there was a general strike of transportation, which they joined. On Friday, we went again, and the workers had decided to go on a five day strike – oh well — won’t see it again!


And, a picture I wanted to put up last week and didn’t get a chance to: hubby enjoying Burgundy wine and escargot while dining in a cafe in Burgundy! I did try a half of one — delicious!


And, this is for Avi-do! The name is not quite spelled correctly; but here is someone you would like to see (on the Hotel de Ville in Paris). It made Poppi and I think of you — we’ll see you soon!


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