Paris

Eiffel tower

by cjj on November 3, 2010

eiffel tower

Eiffel tower


We visited a few shops this morning, and then walked to the Eiffel Tower. There weren’t very long queues there at all, but it really wasn’t a good weather day, and we decided not go up it. There was work going on underneath with a tube going up into the middle like an enima. Very strange.
We took photos of course and kept walking, all the way back to the hotel which was a few kilometers. We stopped once for a grand kafe creme and it was delicious.

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War Memorial with 2 art forms

by cjj on November 3, 2010

2 forms of art

2 forms of art


restaurant on top!

restaurant on top!


This was a war memorial that seemed a little strange. On top was a room about the size of a shipping container with a glass wall and it looked like people were sitting at tables like a restaurant.
Along one side of the memorial was a lot of graffiti. I thought against the naked woman with an autumn leaf hiding her groin, the modern graffiti was quite interesting.
Modern restaurant, classical sculpture and young peoples’ painting is a good mix to have at a war memorial. Most of the community gets to be represented.

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Never expected this!

by cjj on November 3, 2010

A mirage for auction
A mirage jet fighter for auction!

I wonder how they got it into their front yard! We just happened to be walking past and saw it there. Jon saw it was an auction house. I checked the Internet, yep it’s for auction. Here’s the story if you’re interested. http://www.pr.com/press-release/272843

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Monet exhibition

by cjj on November 3, 2010

the queue at the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais
The queue at the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais

We had tickets for this show and we had to enter between 10 and 10.30am. I thought it was going to be quiet civilised, but they were letting in large groups of people too to buy tickets. I think they were just limiting the depth of people in front of each painting to about 8!!!

It was very crowded, and there were things that could have been done better (the standard height for hanging paintings probably could be raised a little when there are so many people trying to see them at the same time), but it was an amazing show. About 200 paintings from museums all over the world. Unlike most paintings, these paintings were every bit as good as the reproductions you see in books. Just fantastic.
It was on 2 floors. On one floor the floor actually squeaked. Hundreds of feet all squeaking … I secretly filmed the feet … if it works out I will put it on youtube and let you know..

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Sunday afternoon in Paris

by cjj on November 1, 2010

Interesting security doors on a shop.

Interesting security doors on a shop.


Paris streets, Sunday afternoon

Paris streets, Sunday afternoon.

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