Random Observations & Photos from Paris


Notre-Dame, the great cathedral of Paris built between 1163 and 1345.

Notre-Dame, the great cathedral of Paris built between 1163 and 1345.

-You need to leave your room card in a slot just inside the door for the lights to work.

-Our favorite French waiter at La Consigne in Montparnasse, Angelo, was from Italy!

Standing on Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris built in 1605.

Standing on Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris built in 1605.

-There is a hilarious morning TV show called, Un Gare et Fille (A Man and A Woman) that I couldn’t pry Bill away from in the morning.

-When you board a bus it is your responsibility to put your ticket in the machine to time stamp it and don’t throw it away either, police regularly board the bus and ask to see tickets. We hear it’s about a $100 fine!

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the first of a series of arches that Napoleon built to celebrate his victories.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the first of a series of arches that Napoleon built to celebrate his victories.

-The ground floor in a building in Paris is 0 not 1.

-Uni-sex bathrooms are gross!

Wooden doors in the floor toward the back of the Church of St. Sulpice. What do you think is under them?

Wooden doors in the floor toward the back of the Church of St. Sulpice. What do you think is under them?

-A 15% tip is always included in your check at restaurants. You round up if the service was good.

-Street signs are posted on the corner of buildings not on free standing poles.

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-You always see policemen in groups of three, many on bicycles.  It’s also not unusual to see soldiers in groups of three on patrol with machine guns in hand.

-Napkins with breakfast are small and hidden under your croissant.

-There are no washcloths in hotels, only small towels and big towels.

-Saturday is a big shopping day. Subways, plazas and stores are filled with people in a hurry.

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-The newer subway cars are one long continuous coach without doors between cars, just a flexible rubber connector that you can walk through with a Star Trek feel.

-It seems like everyone smokes and many roll their own cigarettes with filters as they sit and sip their cocktails.

-Ankle boots are very popular this season.

-Red pantaloons (pants) seem to be in fashion for men. Don’t be surprised if you see a pair on Bill. He thinks they are very sheik.

Posted in our hotel elevator!

Posted in our hotel elevator!

-If there are only 2 of you, you dare not sit at a table for more than 2.

-Eating outside, even in chilly weather is common and comfortable because of the outdoor heaters installed underneath the awnings.

-You can find a pub to watch the US vs. Canada hockey game in Paris just by googling that phrase.

 

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