I leave Europe and especially Paris always surprised by it yet wanting to do much more. Time to go. I hope to continue to travel.
I have been following the explosion of street art here for years and its good to see its still very much alive.
What’s this pic of the Paris town hall got to do with it?
Given this is my 7th trip, don’t expect Notre Dames or Sacré-Coeurs, however this metro station floored me. Full on steam-punk in copper. The portholes had little steam-punk vignettes inside too.
Kim calls the metro here the “Floo network” (Harry Potter reference) because the train lurches and thrusts towards the next station at break-neck speed. All without a driver.
So we arrived at this cemetery on the outskirts of Paris in a jiffy. It sprawls over 44 hectares so requires a dedicated morning or afternoon. It’s very pretty with tall oak trees and their leaves doing their floating to the ground thing. Maps available at the funeral parlours surrounding the cemetery are vague and confusing so finding your Marcels Marceau and Proust become treasure hunts. We met quite a few people all with a view to discussing possible locations.
But it leaves me with so many questions…
Parisians are polite and respectful. So it’s unusual to find yourself crowded and jostled. What’s going on?? You have been targeted for a pick pocketing. Found this out within minutes of arriving in Paris and attempting to board a metro train. It was suddenly difficult to get through the boarding crowd and these are the …