TRIP TO FRANCE. TO BE JUST A TOURIST IS OUT OF FASHION NOW

It’s said: To see Paris and die. Well, I saw it together with my youngest daughter, and we were enormously excited, but thanks God didn’t die. We visited also a  bit of Germany on our way. And again I have to apologize for very bad quality of photos. Really don’t know, what was it. Maybe too hot weather or maybe that blue craze, which had overridden France at that time because of football champ. For sure it started already in Berlin

Old habits die hard :)

Old habits die hard 🙂

And you can see that others felt hot too:

The Central Park of Berlin

The Central Park of Berlin

Also dogs felt like dying.

Dog Siesta

Dog Siesta

Only monuments stood erect. And what kind of monuments! See yourself:

Knowledge is the only thing that will survive always.

Knowledge is the only thing that will survive always.

Entering France I was seriously surprised. I didn’t understand the message 🙂

Paris loves the blue ones.

Paris loves the blue ones.

The blue people turned out to be the national football team. And if I remember correctly the buzz was about the World Cup. We just happened to get in the middle. And exciting it was.

The colours of national soccer team on the city's government's house.

The colours of national soccer team on the city’s government’s house.

Paris was preparing for big welcome of their national football heroes.

The streets were blocked by people. It was a major event for everybody.

The streets were blocked by people. It was a major event for everybody.

Up

Up and Down

The Eiffel Tower... of course

The Eiffel Tower… of course

La Defense

La Defense. Do you like?

The Louvre was closed that day, but just outside of it a fantastic flute player was playing.

The Flute Player

The Flute Player

So we went to Orsay. It was grand of course. The best memories of Paris.

France 2006

France 2006 Paris

And you will never see something like this in Latvia. Unfortunately.

France 2006 Paris

I was disappointed by Monmartre though. Not much art there nowadays.

A playground and and something kinda yardsale.

A playground and and something kinda yardsale.

Oh, art was there, down the Seine.

Oh, art was there, down by the Seine.

And on the bridge over the river.

France 2006 Paris

And Notre Dame

And Notre Dame

Outside Versailles.

Outside Versailles.

A new bus with tourists has arrived! Attack them!

France 2006 Paris

But Roden was friendly. And tourists enjoyed themselves, like this playful Russian, for instance.

France 2006 Paris

Bye, bye Paris!

Bye, bye Paris!

RENNES

Sooo French

Sooo French!

MONT SAINT-MICHEL

France 2006 Sanmichel

And so tide and ebb surround this monastery on the coast of the ocean forever. Today one can get to and from the  convent along convenient road, but it was not always like that, and at definite times water turned the abbey into a strong fortress.

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