Strolling in Parisian garden: Albert Kahn

I don’t know why some Parisians like to complain that they can’t breathe well in the city and always think that this metropole needs more open space. Yet, there are a lot of gardens, parks, and squares (not to mention le bois – somekind of forest – but not a forest;p), and Paris could count on its 500 ha of them. If you find Jardin Luxembourg, … Continue reading Strolling in Parisian garden: Albert Kahn

nothing such a free toilet on la fête nationale

commemorating  la fête nationale – just like independence day of France Republic every 14 july. People would flock to Eiffel Tower since in the afternoon and don’t expect to get ‘great seats’ if you come there by evening.

These pictures were taken on 14 July 2009 during 120th year celebration of Eiffel Tower.

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My friends and I, we gathered by Arc de Triomphe and marched ourselves to Champs de Mars and settled there. We enjoyed Continue reading “nothing such a free toilet on la fête nationale”

woman on top!

You’re not in France when you haven’t visited Eiffel Tower. So many tourists flock this place, so you have to arrange the best time to go up. Certainly not in winter! I managed to survive the super long queue in hot hot summer day (1 hour to get to ticket office, another 30 minutes to queue for the elevator to 2nd level (being acrophobic I … Continue reading woman on top!

liberté, égalité, fraternité

French fondamental values : liberté, égalité, fraternité – I found it just right on top of the Hotel Dieu, next to Notre Dame. Hotel Diieu itself is a hospital, which served the prisoners at La Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was prisoned before guilllotined). Considering it has Palais de Justice also in the quarter, so most important things happened there I guess, the trial, prison, and hospital. … Continue reading liberté, égalité, fraternité

Le fabuleux montmartre

Amélie still seeks solitude. She amuses herself with silly questions about the world below, such as “How many people are having an orgasm right now?” (taken from Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. I, too took the same sight and view, and began to wonder. What’s the man like? what’s the girl’s like? where did they meet? Do they like the same movie? Do they share the … Continue reading Le fabuleux montmartre