Sunday, 26 June 2016

May, 2016 - PARIS, FRANCE

Our second road trip was to Paris.  This was on Sandra's "Bucket List", even though she had been there in the 1970's.  I went along for the ride.

Other then the wet cool weather and the tiny hotel room (the entire bathroom would fit in our bathtub at home), it was very enjoyable.  We were very lucky we did not come about two weeks later, as the city was flooded out.

Needless to say I have had to edit down the pictures in order to make this posting manageable.

We start with lunch with friends Alan and Felicity.

Love is sharing your French cuisine.

Loony spoons?






The only part of the famous Metro we saw.

Our hotel was just a few blocks from the Moulin Rouge.




Note:  We were told our hotel was in the "Red Light District", but saw no evidence of it.

The very impressive Sacred Heart Cathedral.


Night view over Paris from the Sacred Heart Cathedral.






Paris Opera House.

Inside the Opera House.

Eiffel Towed in the rain.


More rain coming.





We take a boat trip to escape the rain.

Paris answer to the London Eye.
I hold up the inverted pyramid at the Louvre.








The Pyramid at the entrance.

The main event at the Louvre.

Friday, 17 June 2016

May, 2016 - BAYEUX, FRANCE - ROAD TRIP

We rent a VW crossover type vehicle and take the first of two road trips to Bayeux to see the famous tapestry and the Normandy Invasion Museum.  Forgot the camera!  Not a total disaster as no pictures allowed of the tapestry.

The tapestry is very impressive and well worth the visit if you are ever in the area.  It was commissioned by the Bishop as a morality lesson.  Harold broke his sworn oath to William and was punished, by God, as a result.

The Normandy Invasion Museum is also very good.