Evening Promenade

Very often, I am asked, "What is it about Paris?" I don't know exactly how to respond. There is just something about this city: the language, the people, the culture, the architecture, the cuisine. The list goes on and on. These qualities blend together and produce magic. In Paris, the mundane becomes extraordinary.

Tonight is a great example. It is Sunday and most people have spent the day with their family. Having no plans myself, I decided to see a movie. As the movie let out, it began to rain. I "waited it out" while tucked under the awning of a café with a glass of champagne. I felt as if I was watching the world go by. When the rain stopped, I became part of the scene and walked home.

I didn't think too much about it, just started walking. Then it hit me. Where else in the world would a simple walk home take one past some of most beautiful architecture in the world? Kind of like seeing the Eiffel Tower the night before.

Here's a peak of some of the sites.

L'Assemblée Nationale, the French parliament building. It is located directly opposite the Place de la Concorde on the left bank.

La Fontaine des Mers at the southern end of the Place de la Concorde. In the background, the Obélisque de Luxor, to its left the Hôtel de Crillon and to its right La Madeleine.

L'Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysées. The flag was hung to commemorate V-E Day on May 8.


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