Then we took a tour bus / hop on hop off bus to go around.. to save time.. :)
these are either some famous persons name or some historical names.. i dunno :-/
there are also plates on the floor, marking some important dates: in french..
never to miss: french pigeons!! cooing french? lol...
perempuan bertudung aka me on the double decker bus. its C-O-L-D okay...
Quick stop: Grand Palais
The Grand Palais ("Grand Palace") is a large glass exhibition hall that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900. It is located in the VIIIe arrondissement of Paris, France.- wikipedia
Dint feel it was special.. so just fyi, i passed by.. ;)
and on my way to....
Warmer.. oh, need to show you that they have pasar siang (day market) too... right in the middle of the road selling veggies... ;)
Eiffel, im coming...
i caught Big ben in London too...
3rd stop: Tour Eiffel (that's how they spell it)
The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.-wikipedia
now now, the story goes like this:
It was a Saturday, and as usual, Eiffel is always crowded. same to the queue. So knowing little, we just queue at one of the never ending queues...
By a few more rows reaching the counter, only we saw that we were queuing for
we've queued soooo long, we decided to go ahead, though we need to work another 10 hours back to Korea the next day... pheeee yeu!!!
catching my breath..
700 FUCKING steps!!!
The structure originated as the palace during the Capetian dynasty under the reign of Philip II. The building holds some of the world's most famous works of art, such as Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Madonna of the Rocks, Jacques Louis David's Oath of the Horatii, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo. The equestrian statue of Louis XIV constitutes the starting point of the "axe historique", but the palace is not aligned on this axis.-wikipedia
this is one of the beautiful sculptors... psyche and cupid.. story goes here.
and this is my best shot.
the potrait was damn precious, guards were surrounding it, with safety belt, "distaning" visitors like 10 meter away from the potrait. then another hundred bunch of people were trying to get as close as possible to get a pic of it. so my attempt to zoom mona lisa with my shaky hand = failure...
you ppl just gotta pay to go paris and see the real thing... ;)
the musuem itself was once upon a time a palace. thus the pretty sculptors and designs around it, including the ceilings..
next: Venus de Milo
wish i can have those pillars for my home... lol
to see all these famous arts, i/we (korean crews) actually walked more than the 700 steps i climbed on Eiffel..
Last but not least, the mesopotamia zone: this one we've learn before in highschool history.
ok, enough of museums...
5th stop: Norte Dame
those who watch hunchback of notre dame, there you go... its a 200 years old catholic church..
while some are willing to hug them (esp males) i am not sure shall i hug them or not! will they take the opportunity to take something from me?
i did eventually.. but kept check of my stuff after hugging...
a friend told me they are students and I see not only them but lots of them offering free hugs.. why huh?
I found some answer here
back to Norte Dame:
inside: the glass panel
and the story of jesus
I was sooooo hungry.. I tried their famous crepe
my next trip, im gonna come here... biggest shopping center in Paris..
by this time, my pick up bus back to hotel actually left us. Since so, we decided to see the night view and take the train home later...
Gotta watch the vid.
it took me 8 euro to go home...
see you again Paris!!