Sunday, December 21, 2008

21 Dec 08 – Day 10 (Paris)

Ate breakfast in Hotel Escurial Logis De France at 8am and departed for Paris around 9am. Reached Paris around 1pm and ate lunch at Chinos Thailand. Went on a City tour with local guide on the coach from 2pm – 4pm with photo stop at the L’Arc de Triomph. Paris was very crowded and traffic was bad so crossing the road was a challenge. During the tour, we saw and passed by the place / tunnel where the late Princess Diana met with the fatal accident.

Sculpture of a giant golden flame on the Pont de l'Alma built in memory of Princess Diana who died on August 31, 1997 at the age of 36 in The Alma tunnel, on the north bank of the River Seine

Luxor Obelisk

Le Grand et Petit Palais

LV Boutique

L’Arc de Triomph

Visited Eiffel Tower level 2 and had another photo stop near Monument to Peace. Trinkets such as Eiffel Towers were cheaper if bought from those people selling near the area than from the shops selling them coz due to winter time, it was considered trough season. Had free & easy time at Galleria La Fayette where we saw the dome ceiling and ate at the MacDonald there till 6.30pm. Went for the River cruise at 7.30pm for 1hr 10min and reached Hotel Pullman Paris Rive Gauche around 9+pm. Didn’t get to go to Trocadero to take better photos of the Eiffel Tower coz Kim didn’t want to.

River Seine

Monument to Peace & Eiffel Tower

Dome of the Invalids

Gilded Sculptures of Pont Alexandre III

Le Grand et Petit Palais

Opéra National de Paris
Galleria La Fayette

Dome Ceiling inside Galleria La Fayette

La Grande Roue (Ferris Wheel)

Eiffel Tower at night

Closer shot

Another angle

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