Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hello sun.. please stay forever!

The sun has been very good to us for the last few weeks. My walks to work in the mornings and evenings and all the wandering about I've been doing have allowed me to develop a nice relationship with our dear old sun. I am glad to say that I am starting to take in some color for my pasty skin. My friend, the sun, has been so kind enough to share with me a little preview of Paris under its rays- and my what a different city! The last few weeks have been quite pleasant and very beautiful to say the least. I am still at awe with this old village and all it has to offer.
The Palais Royal Garden

 On top of the Arc de Triomphe
 You can see the Sacre Coeur in the distance on top of that hill
(top) This is what the top of the Arc looks like

(top) The Champs Elysees
 Eiffel Tower

 Sacre Coeur again..
 I lost my arm!!

 In the distance, you can see the Louvre, and behind that, my building..

 Everything in Paris is in line with each other.. The Louvre is lined up with the Arc de Triomphe through the Concorde and Champs Elysees. This continues through to the Defense (what is known as the business district/skyscraper land in Paris) aligning with a white arc-shaped building. There are other alignments such as the Opera house aligning with the Louvre from another angle..
 I believe the picture above was on the Arc when it was first presented.. now it's in it.
On the Seine (pont neuf)
 I decided to take a walk yesterday after work and saw this captivating sight..

I am trying to take in as much Paris as possible, because the sun and I have an agreement.. Since I am relocating for the next two months to Chicago, Illinois, the sun will give me an early viewing of Paris. I, in turn, promised to take more walks to keep our lonely sun happy (he likes to shine upon peoples' faces for long periods of time- I sit directly under his rays during lunch- no hiding what-so-ever). The clouds are weakened because of our agreement! - See how everything works out if we all just attempt to get along? :-p
I'll give more details about Chicago once I know it's a sure thing.

Till the next,


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