Monday, 22 August 2011

Paris Day 5 - The Final Instalment!

Well, here it is, the final instalment of Day 5 in Paris - it was a very busy, packed to the rafters kind of day - you've probably already gathered this if you've read the earlier posts!
My word this downloading and posting is hard work on your back when you're not sitting in the most comfortablest of chairs! Why is it not comfortable you may ask - because there is a cat sat where my back should be resting which leaves me perched on the front of the chair - no question in guessing who rules the roost in this house!

Going in a boat you can better see the intricate work on the many bridges that you go under on the journey.

You get to see Notre Dame.

From the boat you can see the island Ile de la Cite dominated by Notre Dame.

Our trip then takes us round this corner.

We go under more bridges. This a wooden one!

We approach the area which has been beachified!

There seemed to be a sand sculpture tournament going on.

A closer look at the sand sculpture sand castle!

A part of the Louvre from the river.

You can see how busy the boats were. There were a number of them and all jam packed!

The Eiffel Tower looms in the background.

I obviously liked the look of this building as I took two photos of it!

We once again went under Pont Alexandre III.

 Statues are used as water marks to gauge the rise in the river!

We at last came to the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Our Daughter on the boat with the Eiffel Tower looking pretty doddery - hope it doesn't fall over!

Another water marker.

I'm afraid I took more than one photo of the Eiffel Tower. It was built in 1889 and was never intended to be a permanent fixture. It is a pretty impressive structure. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel - hence its name!
Wherever you are in Paris you're never far away from seeing this structure in the skyline.

Another photo - it was by now beginning to get dark and for a while it looked as if it might rain.

This bridge doubles as a railway bridge!

All too soon we arrived back where we had started and it was time to getoff the boat and to walk to the nearest Metro which wasn't too far away.

As we were walking back to our apartment we saw this cheeky chappie - popping his head through the railings to have a good snoop around.

It warranted a closer look! Isn't he / she cute!

We stopped at a local restaurant on the way back for an evening meal. We were not in the mood to cook having spent all day on our feet and were pretty flagged out!
The view from our apartment when we arrived back after our meal.

The sky was pinker than this but my camera didn't capture the colour all that well.

The sky and hour or so later.

Getting darker and time to go off to bed so that we could be out and about early the following day when we would be going to the Georges Pompidou Centre.

Until next time,


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