Friday, 10 October 2008
Paris - Day 3 - Morning
Day three in Paris was not as hot and sunny as the day before but there were places to see and French culture to immerse oneself in.
Parisiens go about their daily tasks, blissfully unaware that they inhabit the most beautiful city imaginable.
Anyone knows that la Ville-Lumiere, Lutetia-Parisiorum, Paname, Paris is one of the world's leading business and cultural centres.
Its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and arts make it one of the world's major cities.
The ongoing task was to absorb all this culture in less than one week !
As Australians are so culturally sophisticated, that was going to be an easy task. Just hang-on to the camera and hit the trail.
Avoiding the Périphique, and velibs and not stopping for a coffee, we sped to Trocadéro, and Le Palais de Chaillot, still in the 16e arrondissement, where we remembered so well, Eric's wonderful shot of EIFFEL TOWER IN THE MIST which he took from the Parvis des Libertés et des Droits de l'Homme.
How I would have loved to have been on the back of his scooter on that memorable evening !
The Police Nationale were there to greet us but they were rostered to admire pretty girls, that day.
Other pretty girls were not catered for by the "flics", or cops, they had brought their own bodyguards.