Paris Je T'aime - Day 2
With the one thing I wanted to see out of the way, today I followed the Witch's plan. I followed the witch through the streets of Paris, had to pay €10 for two coffee and a croissant because she is too good for the tea I get from the grocery down the street, hmmph.
Our first stop was Centre Pompidou. A great square and fountain next to it, Saint-Merry and a beautiful piece of street art behind, it housed an exhibition of La Corbusier as well as the National Gallery. Also good: a great 180 degree view of Paris from the 6th floor - Notredame to Sacre Couer.
The witch was sated and we marched on to Montmartre.
The witch ascended the hills on Montmartre to land near Sacre Couer. She pulled out her schools souvenir magic amulet so she could walk in without turning to ash. Once inside, its as majestic as any historic buildings I have seen. No photos allowed we decided to wall the 300 steps to the dome to view Paris in 360. Here is what we saw:
As the witch's resolve seemed to falter, I impressed upon her that we should visit the Dali museum and for some reason she acquiesced. Finally a few minutes out of the Parisian Sun.
Our last stop for the day was Eiffel Tower. More intresting than the impressive piece of engineering in front of us, was the possibly illegal immigrants trying to sell souvenirs ad booze while dodging Paris police and the Military personnel.
By now the witch was hungry, she was looking for a kill. We made our way to our favorite station in Paris, Montparnasse-bienvenue, as quickly as possible while she scared little kids with her foaming mouth. We made in enough to not cause any casualties. Steak time at Cafe Hipopotamus! Tomorrow a new adventure awaits!