Monday, 18 August 2014

Paris 5, street market

One of the things I enjoyed in Paris was the street market held every other day near our hotel. They seemed to have everything there. It was very colourful.
I liked the piles of herbs, vegetables, lovely fruit. We learned a few French words we hadn't known before. The watermelon = la pastèque, shrimp-crevette


Lovely lettuces

Enormous artichokes

More herbs

Masses of radishes

Yet more herbs

Paris part 4


 The Eiffel Tower is ....very big! There were hundreds of people in the Champs de Mars. Great big queues stretching between the feet of the tower.
Sunday in Paris

As with the pyramid at the Louvre, it was funny to watch people posing for photos standing at the perfect distance away so they looked as if they were touching the tip.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Paris part 3

After a long day in the Louvre museum, the following day was a bit better in the morning, and we took the Metro to Pigalle station. A walk uphill to the National Church of the Sacre Coeur. It looks rather like the Romanesque churches in Zamora, but was actually built in the 1870s. It's at the top of the highest hill in Paris.
You have to go up flights of steps if you don't want to use the funicular

300 steps to the top of the dome, and wonderful views


  The Eiffel Tower

After the Sacre Coeur, we went to la Place du Tetre. There were so many people there that I didn't take any photos.
Le Moulin Rouge

The Opera house (I think it's the one with the Phantom)

Some river or other that we saw in Paris....

I think this is the site of the Bastille

Paris part 2 Signs and posters

Perfect name for a bookshop in Paris
Monkey puzzle..desespoir des singes


                                         In the Metro

                                         Shop window-shocking English!
 This shopping centre offered bags to put your wet umbrella in!
Life-sized Roman soldiers in the airport.
Look carefully at the gargoyle

Some like it hot...