Local Heart, Global Soul

April 25, 2014

Leaving Paris, But I’ve Stepped In Kilometre Zero, So One Day I WILL Return!

Filed under: FRANCE,PARIS,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I mentioned in recent posts that I took several taxi rides in Paris because I was unable to travel on the tour coach that my friends were on due to the tour bus operator rules on not taking non-tour party members because they would not be covered by insurance should there be an accident.

The upside of this meant that I could at least add a few photographs taken from the taxi to the ones I took during the three days I travelled around the city.

These photographs were taken in the Spring of 2009, I’ve meet up with an internet foodie friend and put a face to the name (and internet nickname) that I had been communicating with for several years. She and her husband were lovely people and we shared many a laugh together.

In this post, the last of this particular Paris series, I’ve opted for a photographic montage of some of the photos I took whilst out and about.

Paris is a city that requires some serious walking in order to see it well, Himself and I had already decided to wait until our children are old enough to appreciate Paris and old enough to do the walking themselves and of course in the meantime I have put a spanner in the works by rearranging the bones in my foot and the long recovery that that is now involving. Paris on crutches isn’t on my “to do”  list any time soon, but we will be back one day. Of course I’ve stepped on Kilometre Zero, so legend now has it that I will be sure to return one day. It’s only three and a half hours by fast train from The Netherlands and No matter how many times you visit, it’s a city that always comes up with more to see. Let’s take a final look around…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The Hôtel-Dieu de Paris is the oldest hospital in Paris, established by Saint Landry in 651…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Hôtel-Dieu de Paris with Tour St Jacques in background …

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

No shortage of stunning buildings…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Voie Georges Pompidou (street)…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

For Sale: Three rooms (NOTE: as per usual in Europe, this means three ROOMS in total and not three BEDrooms)… also you get a total of sixty-three square meters (678 square feet) for the cheap (sigh) price of  Euro 1.050.000,–

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Interested in something a little larger? This one is one hundred and fifty square meters (1614 square feet), three rooms, yours for a mere Euro 1.700.000,– Yes, this is Paris!!!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Tour St Jacques…

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Cycles for hire…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Narrow streets…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel-Dieu_de_Paris

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