Here is the dreaded staircase I mentioned in a previous post. We do not like it when it turns the corners.
Today started out pretty cold and windy. Jim purchased a scarf and has it tied in the continental manner. Is he not lovely?
We wandered over to the Tuileries - which is an enormous park and open space in the city. They're setting up for something which starts soon. All signage is in French so I have no data.
We walked by the Barbie exhibit, the line to get in wasn't too bad. However, since it was not raining, we decided to stay outside.
Typical French architecture in the old part of town.
This is the back door to one of the many churches in the area. Since it was Easter, we decided not to go in and take pictures in case there were services going on.
Isn't this just lovely? The shops in Paris do such a wonderful job of merchandising.
Here we are at the Paris Opera House.
This is a close up of one of the gold statues on the roof.
There were many people sitting on the steps of the Opera House. There was a guy singing old Beatles songs, hoping for contributions. Eventually he got the crowd singing as well.
Another chocolate shop. They're all so darn cute!
This is the street our hotel is on. I took this hanging out of the window. European hotels are good, the windows actually open. They also use very effective sound deadening windows.
After eating lunch and letting Jim rest his Achilles, we went back out. I've been looking at this suit since we got here. It's a Missoni. For those of you who don't follow fashion, he's a high zoot designer. This suit costs around 3,000 euro. That does not include the suede vest under the jacket, or the shirt.
We did see our first armed force. He's a member of the National Police, and that is a fully automatic rifle he's carrying. I took this very quickly, we're pretty sure they don't like being photographed.
This is where we were going. We wanted to see what the glass structure was. The whole block looks new. There are shops in the mall formed by the glass structure. Best of all, just on the other side is a laundromat. I was really not looking forward to washing clothes in the bath tub.
This is a Lamborghini Aventador. You may have your own for about a half million dollars. It had a very deep throaty engine note. Jim wonders how much it enjoys being driven through heavy traffic.
Is this child cute, or what. Off to one side was a guy on a delivery bike playing music. The kid was sort of dancing along to the beat. I like the matching outfits.
We just checked the forecast again. Apparently the storm is still on the way, it's just been delayed.