Spent a perfect bank holiday weekend in the tiniest palace in all of Paris. Evenings watching the moon over Sacre Coeur across the roofs of Montmartre, days walking through back streets and main drags of this most beautiful of cities. What can you say about Paris that hasn't already been said? So, here it is in a few of its own words...
Riga to Beijing on the mighty Trans Siberian via Russia, Mongolia and the wedding of the century.
And there's more! Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania with Dee-lightful Maguire coming up...
Still moving, not stopping:)... full info
Guillotine was ereThis was the main spot for public executions from 1792 to 1795, including those of Louis 16th and Marie Antoinette. Can almost hear the click-clicking of the knitting needles as the ghoulish old women settled in to watch the heads roll.
Forbidden grassMiles of lovely lucious grass just waiting for me to lie on? Mais non!
Outside a primary school in Montmartre
Reads "To the memory of the pupils of this school, deported from 1942 to 1944 because they were born Jewish, innocent victims of the barbaric Nazis and the Vichy government.
They were exterminated in the death camps. More than 700 of these children lived in the 18th arrondissement. Never forget them."
The wall of 'Je t'aime'I love you in every language on earth. Probably. In a gorgeous tiny park off Place des Abbesses.
Outside hotel on the banks of the SeineReads "The dawn, shivering in a pink and green dress, slowly moved forward on the deserted Seine and gloomy Paris, rubbing his eyes, grabbed his tools. Labourious old man." by Baudelaire. Sounds so much more beautiful in French :)
Street of the Irish!!Photo of my daddy taken a couple of years ago. My great uncle the priest studied at the Irish College here in the 1920's and remembers every minute.