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LeeAnn Gorthey
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Highly condensed version of my two blogs: Paris sightseeing tips
Paris sightseeing tips from LeeAnn These tips are not meant to replace a good guide book.  For that I would recommend Rick Steve’s Paris
guide.  I may give short shrift to the
major attractions, and I describe some off-the-beaten-path destinations that you
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My digs and neighborhood
I've gotten a few requests to put pictures of my apartment and street on here, so I will oblige, though I only have a few.  The bedroom area and bathroom of the apartment were upstairs in a loft area.  This is looking down from the loft: Very bright and com...
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A mosque, a couple more castles...
I'm going to cover a few more places that I visited during my two-month stay in Paris -- a couple from the beginning of my stay, and a couple from near the end.  One of the first places Ellen and I visited was the Grand Mosque, which was only a few blocks f...
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Still more museums
I briefly mentioned the Pompidou Centre (Paris' primary modern art museum) in my earlier "bird" post (there were pigeons!).  I first saw the building online when I stumbled across it using Google street view, looking for something in the Marais (probably th...
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More museums
Needless to say, I visited a lot of museums while in Paris, and some of them I've already covered.  I thought I'd talk about some of the others here. As for the biggies:  I went to the Louvre with my younger sister, Ellen, who had not visited Paris before. ...
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Views from la Tour Eiffel
You can wait in line for hours to go up to the top of the Tour Eiffel, or you can buy a ticket in advance, for a designated date and time, and wait not so long.  I went online in mid-March and tried to get tickets for the time Ellen and I would be in Paris ...
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Notre-Dame
Though I'm not religious at all, I love the cathedrale Notre-Dame.  In many ways it is the heart of Paris. I'll start with these photos I took during my first trip to Paris, in August 2010, because the light was so good  (the sun was just about to set): Dur...
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La Defense, the skyscraper district
When the Tour Montparnasse was constructed in 1973, people were so distressed by its effect on Parisian skylines that skyscrapers were henceforth not permitted within the city limits (i.e. inside the Boulevard Peripherique).  The primary skyscraper-containi...
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The Marais
I'm back home now, but I'm going to add a few more posts to cover some more highlights of my stay in Paris.  (One of the lowlights was the transit strike [la greve!] which started, of course, the night before my departure.  Both train (RER) service and taxi...
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Birds of all shapes and sizes
Sorry for the long gap between posts; the blog has been on hiatus while my sisters were visiting me in Paris.  We had a great time and saw many things... but I've been meaning to do a bird post for a while now, so I'm going to do that first.  I'll be showin...
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