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Paris by Day & Night…

Tour Eiffel - By Night

The Tour Eiffel is not to be missed by night. We took the metro and got off at Trocadero and walked from the Palais de Chaillot gardens across the Seinr. It gave a fabulous view and some excellent photo opportunities. We arrived just before dark and visited a cafe for a nice dessert and got a great light show after dark.

By day one can stop by the world’s largest triumpial arch. This was another piece of Napoleon’s creation to celebrate the victory of his  Grand Armee.  You can arrive by metro and get the opportunity to get a magnificant view from above by either taking the stairs or elevator. One can see that there are vehicles surrounding as the arc is in a major traffic intersection or “roundabout”.
I had visited this arc before in 2007 with former classmates. This was one of our last attractions we saw, as we spent the day prior at EuroDisney. It certainly was fun, even for the big kid. I love theme parks.

Windmills of Moulin Rouge

 We stayed in Montmartre, with its steep hills and staircase streets. It is one of the most beautiful neighbourhood in Paris.  We spent some time just exploring the streets, climbing many stairs and getting a view at Sacre Coeur. We also found the windmills on rue Lepic and at iconic Moulin Rouge

Dinner cruise on the Seine

Riverboats frequent the Seine.The architecture along this river is well-lit, enabling the river to really see them glow. We did not have the opportunity, but can only imagine on a warm night looking on and reaching out to these wonder pieces of art.

Paris is a city to overflowing with culture and screams of an amazing lifestyle. I guess Rural Newfoundland has more in common with this urban metropolitan center than one would think. It is a great place to visit and experience.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher Mitchelmore

Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris, France

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

Cathedrale de Notre-Dame is one of the world’s most iconic and famous cathedrals. There are always crowds of people wishing to enter this landmark. It was founded in 1160 by Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris. It survived wars of religion and battles. In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France at this cathedral.

Stained Glass Artwork

The Alter

After Bonaparte’s downfall, there was much looting and the cathedral fell into disrepair and was slated for demolition. It was saved by Victor Hugo, as he campaigned for its restoration.

Rural Newfoundland and Labrador needs people like Victor Hugo, to fight to preserve aspects of our culture and history. We have very few pieces of architecture that would be more than 100 years of age, despite Newfoundland & Labrador having the oldest English settlement in North America.

Unique chandelier on display

It is up to us to promote new artists and also preserve the art of yesterday.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

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