What do those clouds in Paris portend? Who knows, but the landmarks appear to be waiting & observing.
Maths & I were never best friends.
And unapologetically so.
It was more from certain angles.
Though varied in degrees.
Sometimes it was acute, though not always right.
Later I did develop an interest in numbers.
Specifically in the realm of bank balance.
There also, only addition & multiplication.
Subtraction was a darned curse word.
This might perhaps be the only time I have ever shown interest in the subject.
Such is destiny.
What you don’t like is sometimes served in a more palatable format.
Like travel & photography for instance.
Here one has only photographic angles to care about.
And the triangle & columns pose.
The Le Madeleine Church, Paris.
A ton of energy & the ability to walk, walk, walk is what you need if you visit Paris. Cathedrals, cafés, monuments or the museum – there is so much to explore & experience in this city, which is best done walking. And of course the camera is kept busy too.
History everywhere you look is Paris in a nutshell to me.
A panoramic cruise on the River Seine is a great way to take in the many views of Paris. Visiting the 12th century Notre Dame Cathedral brings back memories of Hugo’s book ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’.
To behold Paris’ most iconic symbol the Eiffel Tower is truly awesome. Walking down the Champs Elysees, supposedly ‘the most beautiful avenue in the world’ is a great way to absorb the city & you also get to view the historic Arc de Triomphe. We also got to witness the celebrations of the Bastille Day or French National Day…when all of Paris seems to converge on the Champs Elysees to witness the parade & celebrations.
No trip is complete without a visit to the Louvre – this museum has just too much to see in a short duration; most popular attraction without a doubt being Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’. It was so crowded with tourists…had to literally push through the crowd for a glimpse up close – I wasn’t able to capture a very clear picture though.
Around the city one gets to admire the many monuments & rich architecture – below are photos of the La Madeleine Church (formerly meant to be a Temple) as well as the statue of Joan of Arc. Way too much to see!!!
While there indulge merrily in the local French cuisine…& go get some joie de vivre!