Category Archives: Sights

A – Aerial Views of Paris

For all the time I’ve spent in Paris, I’ve always been reluctant to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower. Why? Because the queues are too damn long! I don’t care if there’s a pot of gold on the other … Continue reading

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Why I Love Paris…

The Eiffel Tower at night. It’s like a great big Christmas Tree…

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The Trevi Fountain

E allora… the Trevi Fountain. What can I say? It’s a fountain. Built at the end point of an ancient Roman aqueduct, the Trevi Fountain is named after the Italian words tre vie (three roads), describing the three streets that meet at the … Continue reading

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The Catacombs – How Death Becomes Paris (Part Two)

And now for those lovely bones. The Catacombs (or Les Catacombes de Paris) are a series of underground tunnels that, since the late 1700s, have served as a final resting place for over 6 million skeletons. When I first heard about this … Continue reading

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Père Lachaise Cemetery – How Death Becomes Paris (Part One)

Leave it to Paris to turn death into a beautiful piece of art. Just as 2011 so far has been a year of many wonderful new beginnings for me, 2010 was a year of many much needed endings. And there’s no … Continue reading

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Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou has become my new favorite hang out since I’ve been here in Paris. It is a complex/cultural center located in the 4th Arrondissement, in an area commonly known as Beaubourg. It is named after former French President, … Continue reading

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