This visit to Paris was going to be one of my latest visit with the USO tour. So… I did something that I have always wanted to do.
I enjoyed just checking out Shop windows. Street Vendors, etc…
This one was kind of cool. A Tableware shop diplaying a new Plate design (of Paris monuments) and showing it like you were looking at it from above, but it was in a window (wonder if they used super glue?)
Laduree Store. It is a place where you can go and eat some sweets. The “Macarons” are one of their creation that they are well known for. But apparently it must be pretty good! Look at the line!
Walking around Paris, you can find lots of street performance like this guy. I thought it was kinda cool the way that he stand all day long on the column and be!
This was taken on the “Champs Elysees” not too far from the American Embassy. Did you know that you can’t take picture of the Embassy? I was surprised and disapointed, It is such a pretty building, and to be in Paris and seeing the Stars Flowing next to a very old building. Make me want to shoot it. However, I was stopped by a Police officer (yes French) who made sure that I didn’t have ANY pictures of the building! Bummer!!! What a party pooper!!
I also went, and that was the place I have been looking to go visit for a while. On the outskirt of Paris, in St. Denis. To go visit the Basilica of Saint Denis (funny because the French call it the “Cathedrale Royale de Saint Denis”)
This is the place where most of the French Kings are buried. Nearly every King from the 10th to the 18th Centuries are there.(All but 3 kings are now buried here) Also most Queen were crowned there (King were in Reims)
The last King of France: Louis the XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette, his 2 daughters and his sister are buried here since 1806 (Time of Napoleon’s exile and the “restored Bourbons” reigns.) The heart of the Dauphin de France (son of Louis XVI) is also there.
First published October 31st 2011
Quick visit in Nuremberg. Not much to say about it. We just drove there and enjoy this town. I was pretty impressed at the cathedral. beautiful upper town castle. And of course the history after WWII for the Nuremberg Trial.
And then while we were driving out of it. Matt asked to stop at the Nuremberg Hitler Stadium I really don’t like this part of history. It give me the creep. so we stopped next to it but Matt went to see on his own. I think negative energy tend to stay where lots of suffering and hate were present. And I didn’t want to get the kids to see it neither! So I leave you with beautiful peaceful place, where it should be all about love and faith!