Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A more familiar sight

When you look upstream from the Bir-Hakeim bridge, you see the Eiffel Tower. It may be the most famous of the Parisian monuments. And, it's one of my favorites. I would be back later that day.

In the background you can see Sacré-Cœur, near where I started my day.

By the time I had taken this picture, I was hungry for lunch. I finished my errand and decided to head back to the center of town, toward Les Halles, to a restaurant I had read about on the internet. I climbed back onto the subway at Bir-Hakeim and headed back to the Right Bank.

5 comments:

  1. Another view I've never seen. Wow!

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  2. Whenever I see a film set in Paris I always long for at least one NOT to show, even if far in the distance, 'La Tour'. I think there have been maybe just one or two where it doesn't feature, but they are very rare indeed. Not that there's anything at all wrong with it - in fact I like it, having been up it three times, I think, and had the best view of the tower that can be seen, from Montparnasse which, I imagine, is still the case. But it's achieved a disproportionately iconic status to the detriment, I think, of so many other visual splendours the magnificent city also has to offer.

    Les Halles - absolument oui! Used to be one of my haunts 'favoris' - and if it's still in the state it was 30 years ago so that you still go there today, it'll be on my list for a compulsory revisit.

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  3. Great photo unlike most I've seen of the tour eiffel. My favorite thing to do in Paris is wander like you seem to be doing on this day.

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  4. Oooh, I hope we get to hear about the restaurant!

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  5. mitch, :)

    raybeard, perhaps it's like watching a film set in London and seeing Big Ben? Or in NYC and seeing the Empire State Building?

    evelyn, it is a great wandering city. Hard to get lost, and if you get tired, you can just hop on the métro or a bus!

    judy, but of course!

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