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Old 05-01-2008   #31 (permalink)
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How did I miss this report ?
Always love your reports A - the pics are great !
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Just arrived in Zurich and I am tired to the bone (and sick and tired of travelling). I arrived in Paris later than expected yesterday since there were persons on the train tracks close to Paris and we had to wait for over half an hour till they had been removed. So I was later in the hotel than expected and had less time for sightseeing.

Went to the Trocadero from where you have a great view on the Eiffel Tower. Walked down to the Eiffel Tower since I have never been real close to it and then went on to the Dome des Invalides. I love it's golden cuppola. So I went to a couple of places I have never been to (only driving by in a bus 25 years ago). From there I took the metro to Notre Dame and had something to eat there. And soon the afternoon/evening was over... pics will follow later this week.

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Okay, guys, be prepared to see a lot of pics. Since I have never been in the Trocadero/Eiffel-Tower area of course I took a lot of pics. And I can never get enough pics in La Defense either. The architecture there is amazing although La Defense is not a nice area.

This statue is still in La Defense. Close to the Renaissance Hotel and it's on the way to the office.


Had a room on one of the upper floors at the Renaissance with view to the Grande Arche but what I detected from there is that behind the Arche is a cemetery. Would never have expected a big cemetery in a business district.


Sculpture on the back side of the Arche and from there you can't really see that the 'park' behind is a cemetery.


View from the Trocadero


Since this was the first weekend with nice weather everybody was out and about. These guys were jumping with the inline skates and the bar went higher and higher.


Details of 'La Tour Eiffel'




The traditional 'Boule'-game


The military academy


Found this gas station at the edge of the street...


The 'dome des invalides'. I love the golden roof.





Tourists, tourists, tourists (near Notre Dame).


Le bouquiniste along the river Seine


This is a special french meal: a 'Croque Madame' which is basically a toast with ham and cheese and an egg sunny side up on top (this one tasted better than it looks!).


Notre Dame


A tipical 'brasserie'


Don't remember what this is but it looks impressing.


Small street


Close to 'Les Halles'


I love the historical caroussells


Les Halles


Another sculpture in La Defense


And here you see a glimpse of the building where I work (the lower white one in the middle...)
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Old 05-08-2008   #34 (permalink)
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Wow, those are wonderful. I especially love the one taken from directly underneath the Eiffel Tower. Great shots!!!
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In two weeks there will be more pics as I have to go there again on a sunday which means I will have some spare time on sunday afternoon. It is possible though that I will spend much more time in Paris in the future. Been there yesterday and since they are re-organizing our department I heard that one of the latest options is that I will not stay in my swiss boss' department but be moved to a french boss. Since I like that french manager and his team I guess there are worse options. As long as they don't make me move to Paris... (but he didn't sound like he'll ask me that). But I think if I really move to his department (which is not yet final) I will be a lot in Paris in the beginning since I still have to learn a lot... soooo - stay tunned!
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Okay, last sunday I went to Paris again and since I had some time off in the afternoon and I wanted to try out my new camera I did the tourist thing. This time I went to Montparnasse.

Station of Montparnasse


A tipical restaurant


This is the famous cimitery of Montparnasse. It is the oldest one in Paris.


Liked this gravestone


Funny one... (i.e. rather unusual in german thinking).


Must have been a writer...


And this is one of the few graves of 'famous' people of which I knew who those persons have been...


One of the restaurants you find on the sidewalks everywhere.


This is in the Jardin Du Luxembourg




There were art exhibitions all over the Jardin Du Luxembourg.


Those guys were entertaining.




A very old sign of an umbrella-shop


The Opera


Sacre Coeur at night in the distance


And now you can see why photographers call the time between sunset and complete dark the 'blue hour'


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Great pictures Andrea! Which lens do you use?
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I had only the Canon 17-85 IS US on the camera. It is the one I use almost exclusively. Ever since I bought it I switch lenses much less. Used that one with a close-up filter for the flower pics on the other thread as well (sorry I didn't answer to that question but I've been going back and forth between Paris and Cologne this week).

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A' you have captured my heart, again, with your pictures. I loved looking at them, it made me really miss Paris, especially Jardin LuxenburgOf course, the pics I have of Paris do not hold a candle to yours. thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent
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wow wow wow. we are taking a week in august "sans emma" and we're deciding between berlin and paris.... just made my mind up! I was there for 2 months in 1993, cannot believe I want to be back so much! you made me relive paris, thank you! Oh and can't wait to see the St Denis cathedral again. And to eat cheeeeseeeeeeeee
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Here is a teaser for more pics to come. Went to Montmartre on sunday afternoon and to Centre Pompidou yesterday evening.

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pretty, pretty pictures!
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WOW what great pictures . Thanks for sharing. I hope someday to visit Paris
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