Paris - November 2005


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day 1, just when we got off the metro, there was this fabulous water fountain

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from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, looking down the stairwell

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view from the top of the Arc

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Shelley at the top of the Arc

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André from the top of the Arc

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looking back down on the Champs-Élysées

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our first of several trips to the Eiffel Tower (André)

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the smiling couple

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there's this spooky merry-go-round near the Tower

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spooky merry-go-round continued

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this is self-explanatory

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view from inside our café for lunch; the yellow is nice but i had the single worst hamburger of my entire life here

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lovely view from between two buildings

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this is inside the Concorde Metro station (these wall tiles actually spell something, it's poetry)

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gear on the street outside after the a-ha concert (our main reason for being in Paris in the first place)

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cool little side streets near Notre Dame

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all this food is fresh

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lots of ethnic restos in this area

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how can you say no to Tart?

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taking a picture of taking a picture of ...

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Louvre at sunset (much more lovely from the outside, i found the art inside kind of dull)

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Louvre

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Louvre from inside looking back through the triangle glass entrance sculpture

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hmm, this must be trip #2 to the Eiffel tower, at night,with tripods - see the video below

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the famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, taken for Uncle Don :)

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this was trip #3 to the Eiffel tower, this time we took the boat tour down the Seine

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more pics from the boat tour

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our last evening, cool light on the buildings, had our best beef dinner here

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street vendors sell all kinds of stuff like this; picture taken by holding the camera at my waist and clicking so as to not draw attention to myself

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same vendor's display, wider angle

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the view at night

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we rode the metro to the most scary part of town, took 5 pictures, then left quickly!

movies:

eiffel tower twinkling

U2 concert in Montreal