biking. / cycles. Marne river / St Maur des fosses.

(Paris last day) THE MARNE RIVER MEANDER

Ok, so as I said I found a great website with some cycling routes out of Paris. http://www.mayq.com/Cycling_out_of_paris/Best_bycling_routes_from_Paris.htm I took route #3 the Marne river meander, which I followed from the Bastille.  Here are the photos I took along the way joining the main route on the right bank at Pont de Tolbiac going east. … Continue reading

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(Paris day six) DISCOVER WALKS, PARIS LANDMARKS.

Today, amongst other things,  I took a free Discover walk Paris Landmarks, Right bank tour. Seeing lots of touristy sights in one fell swoop.  The guide, Noelle, was surprised that as a frequent visitor I was taking the tour, but I can always learn more about Paris http://www.discoverwalks.com/paris-walking-tours/ We were a small group, thankfully, Three … Continue reading

Gerhard richter Pompidou Paris

(Paris day five) ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.

A couple of years ago, at the Musee d’Art Modern in Paris,  I had an overwhelming emotional reaction  this painting by an artist called Gerhard Richter.  For some reason it stirred  something deep within  my soul, which bubbled up and I stood and sobbed uncontrollably with tears streaming down my face.   ..a bit embarrassing  for Micheal  at the time……  I … Continue reading

Dylan Parmentier. Paris

Paris day four. THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING.

I came across the exhibition about Bob Dylan at the Cite de la Musique by accident, whilst going for a  cycle ride by myself on Tuesday afternoon. Whilst Bob Dylan was not my favourite musician of my youth,( I was a Beatles and Rolling stones girl, ) I did like the poetry of Dylan’s  songs and this exhibition reminded me of them … Continue reading