Paris - June 1999

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Mark and Ben are seen in definitive
'I am in Paris' poses...
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by the obelisk in the Place De La Revolution
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this is Jane - who we stayed with. Her appartement was near the Colonnes du Trone
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here's one -  eastern gateway to Paris - Philip Augustus and Louis IX guard the Place de la Nation...
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The Musée de Cluny was closed due to strike action (along with the Louvre, the Orsay, etc etc)
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Ben decides that he needs even more conclusive proof that he is in Paris..
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Parisian street theatre is rather vulgar in our humble opinion - quite funny too  ;)
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The 'woman checks to see if chicken is plump enough' fountain in the Place de la Concord.
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Mark and Ben mock the gaping tomb!
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Suave and gothic at the same time?...
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Ben tries to look vampiric and predatory... and fails magnificently...
Ben comments: the French labour force was rather more active than usual for our visit; all metropolitan transport was suspended for the day of our arrival and none of the major museums (except for Versailles) were open as the museum workers were locked in a pay dispute. In a roundabout sort of way this was actually quite fortunate for us, because we spent the time getting to know Paris as a city rather than sinking into the Louvre for two days. As with Rome, however, we walked rather a lot - our poor feet took weeks to recover...


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