am jet lagged allows me to easily wake up and reach louvre before sun rise but to find the place closed until 7am. could still take shots but only from a distance. since touching down in paris, i’ve slept only 2 hours. not sure whether it’s the excitement of returning to a beloved city or something else but sleep evades me. as of this writing, i’ve slept a total of 14 hours during the last 3 days. but enough about my lack of sleep and complain about something else. during my last time around, i couldn’t jump off a boat and hit a bad restaurant. haven’t been so lucky this time around. maybe expectation’s too high. a friend told me nothing is as good as what you held in esteem in memory or something like that.
what’s with white people’s fascination with the pyramid? (yes i know a chinese designed this)
metal and glass just doesn’t mix.
neither does that red toy box
there’s a cafe to the left that charges 20 euro for an ouef with jamon plate
river seine… i’d cry a river
how many locks intended for eternity ended up in divorce or heartbreak? the romance ends once you leave the romance de la cite
ile de la cite in the middle of seine
looped around the seine to head back to louvre to take more pics after killing some time taking pics of locks
finally up close
i found a similar image on google after i got home… i didn’t rip this off. really
i don’t want to go into the louvre as heard it takes a whole week to walk through the entire museum
i don’t much appreciate gothic art
that’s art commissioned by the church with money they stole from sheeps
at least that’s my definition of gothic …
stores are still closed. french are late risers.
capitalism’s phallic symbol. inside that circle contains many designer stores from nazi uniform designer channel to commes des garcon that i actually used to like
round a bout off st. honore
veal at le chemise one of the only good meals thus far
pretty flowers smell good from a far so my optical olfactory tells me
bohemian atmosphere here on left side of the tower. there’s a rave on the other side.
underneath the antenna is the underpinning that is holding the euro up at a steady 114 to the dollar and rising. last time i was here euro was at 135. bush is right we do have a strong dollar policy yet dollar was near 150 to the euro when he was in office. the camera is holding up fine. manual focus takes a few seconds to set up before each shot but it’s easy to get used to. learning how to take shots with the sony so as to minimize post editing effort. some of these pics are straight from the camera. i am getting better i suppose. at least i hardly am happy without edit when i was using nikon.