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.


Webradio said...

Bonjour !
Certaines photos sont typiquement françaises...
Bon Voyage à Paris !

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

Fantastic shots, M. Benaut! Where IS Eric? We must get him over here to see all these reports of his wonderful city!

Those gendarmes are soooo cheeky checking out those girls! The last photo is incredibly romantic. Mind you, she must trust him implicitly to sit on the wall like that. Brr. I don't like heights.

Nathalie H.D. said...

LOL and still laughing three minutes later.

The CRS (police) eying the girls, what a priceless shot - fairly similar to mine a few days ago (2nd October I think) on place du palais des papes.

Can I just correct you on one thing? The spelling of flic is flic (not flick).

Merci pour votre passage à Avignon. Je ne mets pas de vernis sur mes ongles de pieds, c'est grave? LOL again

Jilly said...

Love the photograph of the policemen eyeing the girls. It was ever thus! Also the couple in the last photograph. Great stuff.

M.Benaut said...

Webradio, Ce doit être pourquoi nous aimons la France tellement !

Lynn, I think Eric sneaks in and sneaks out from time to time !
Il juste ne laisse aucune empreinte de pas.

Nathalie, Il n'est pas grave du tout, LOL encore.
Il m'a fait le plaisir de lire que le policer (au palais des papes) n'avait pas été molesté par ses supérieurs encore. Il a semblé très beau, mais je pense qu'il regardait vos orteils ! ! !

Je suis toujours heureux de recevoir vos corrections, (et de donner le conseil au sujet du vernis d'ongle des orteils).

Jilly. "It was ever thus", how true, something has to make the world spin !!

Sally said...

And of course, you were there to guard the prettiest Madame of all!