Monday, October 21, 2013

Home, Kinda-Sorta, Once Upon a Time

From a tweet by Amazing Pics...


That's the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées running up the center of the pic from the Arc du Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde (northbound orientation in the photo, but the street actually runs ESE in real-life).  I've walked the entire length of the avenue more than once, pausing at strategically-placed cafes along the way for refreshment.  Said cafes get few and far between as you approach the Place de la Concorde, though.  There's not a finer walk in creation when the weather cooperates, like on a wonderful summer's day.  Which brings to mind this ol' chestnut...


That's not the Champs, true, but Paris is a fine, fine place to be (relatively) young and in love.  I was that.  I also said Paris was home, once upon a time... and I do not lie.

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    1. More than one sigh, lemmee tell ya.

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  2. I really enjoyed my month there. I stayed in a little hotel on Avenue Wagram about 3 blocks from the Arc. I too walked up and down the Champs Elysee a time or two but the subway was right there! What a great city!

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    1. A great city, indeed. I ALWAYS had a great time in Paris... always.

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  3. One of the things that comes to mind, as a history buff, is the Obélisque de Louxor in front of Place de la Concorde (at the top of the picture). This was given to France in 1829 (the year the accordion was patented, Levi Strauss and Geronimo were born), and it weighs over 200 tons! Can you imagine crossing the Mediterranean with that thing! Wiki says it is over 3000 years old. I feel young after that little tour :-)

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    1. I can't imagine trying to cross the street to get to the Place de la Concorde today, given the traffic. THAT thought makes me feel old. ;-)

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  4. What a photo! And Paris is one place I wish I could say I've lived.

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    1. I was quite taken with the pic, as well, Dan. I had to share.

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  5. The bikie in me thinks of the last day of LeTour. . .

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