. It took way too many years to get
to the City of Lights..
But, when I finally made it, I knew for certain that one trip
was not going to be enough..
a web of underground metro trains that I first found very confusing..
But, I was in Paris and there was a continual smile because
of that.. My
friend gave me instructions on how to get to my first stop, the Louvre..
When I reached one connecting point, he said it might be a
good place to go above ground to find a place to eat..
So, I came up to the surface..
To my left was Notre
Dame Cathedral and to my right was the Eiffel Tower..
Above were blue skies and I chucked the Louvre..
It was time to walk Paris..
And, it was a good move, too, because the rest of my
stay in Paris was rainy and gray..
stop was Notre Dame Cathedra..
I'd envisioned the isle on the Seine to be a garden with the
cathedral tucked away in one small corner..
The place was a mass of concrete and buildings..
But, the cathedral was so beautiful..
Then, I headed towards the Eiffel Tower..
Along the way I stumbled upon the D'Orsay
It wasn't on my list of "must sees" but it should have
collection of Monets and Van Goghs had some of my favorites..
It was a delight to actually see them..
Of course, on another rainy day, I did make it to the Louvre,
But, I wasn't
the only one to enjoy Paris..
In the summer there were so many tourists!.
That was made so clear at the Eiffel Tower, which took three
hours to get to the top..
But, if I've learned anything in my travels, I travel with
a book in hand..
There was the initial long line to get to the second level..
From there I waited in line for a ticket to the top..
Eventually, with ticket in hand, I waited in a third line for
the elevator to the top..
Worth the wait?.
first visit, there have been several more..
Each time Paris offers new things to discover..
A "must see" list of things to do in Paris would
have to include the Art Nouveau
Metro signs, the Pantheon,
the Tuileries Garden,
the L'Orangerie Museum,
Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle..