I really enjoyed my quick trip to Paris. Luckily with Cyrlene’s help I was able to quickly move through the must see locations of the city. It seems that every corner of the city has some icon of historical value. We brushed by a lot of the locations rather quickly. I was not here to visit museums and peruse art and history for hours. I was most interested as always in getting into the city and viewing the archetecture and the street scene for the average Parisian.
My favorite urban street for the trip. It seemed to stretch for miles with no end to the apartment blocks. We finally did come to the end and there we found a wonderful little Turkish diner where we had lunch. I drank Effe which is an amazing Turkish pilsner.
The three towers of Paris. The one on the left is Cleopatra’s Needle and was a gift from the Egyptian’s to the Parisian’s in the 1800’s. It was quite interesting to find the instructions for transportation of the needle along with the hieroglyphics on the side of the structure.
Rather than going up the Eiffel Tower in the cold and rainy weather, we opted for the Montparnasse Tower which lies just south. From here we were able to relax 56 floors above the city of Paris. There was also an observation deck but the weather was just not conducive to enjoyment.
This is an advert for a French pizza that we found everywhere throughout the subways in Paris. I was very tempted to try this interesting pizza. Smoked salmon and Raclette cheese on a UFO shaped pizza, ya!!! I never did get to try it, but I will never forget the double cheese invasion.
Paris, France by Michael Paskevicius is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.