Places

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 Ferris Wheel This is one of my favorite pictures of the Le Grande Roue (Ferris Wheel) from outside the Jardin des Tuileries. I spent a lot of time taking pictures in this area, but ironically, have never been inside. But I plan to remedy this on my 2006 trip as I'm sure my nephew will want to ride.
 Jeanne d'Arc Jeanne d'Arc now directs traffic in the Place des Pyramides in Paris. I checked, and although she is the patron saint of many causes, she is not the patron saint of terrified passengers in Paris taxi cabs or tour bus operators (many of the tour bus companies are located nearby). Check out this eerie story about the girl who modeled for this sculpture created by Daniel Frèmiet in 1889.
  This is a shot of the Pantheon from my 6th floor window at the Abbatial Saint-Germain Hôtel in the 5th arrondissement, which is where I like to stay as it's only a couple of blocks from Notre Dame and the Seine. I remember when I first saw it in 2000. My sister and I just walked around the corner and there it was (I couldn't see it from my hotel window on that trip). That's one of the neatest things about Paris; you never know what you'll find when you turn a corner.
 Sacre Cour I had wonderful clear weather on my trip in 2004 and got a lot of detailed shots. I know some people think Sacré Cour is kind of tacky, but I think it's just part of the quirky side of Paris and is appropriate to Montemarte.
 Musee d'Orsay I love the Musée d'Orsay, both for the beautiful building and the Impressionist art, which is my favorite. This shot of the clock was taken from a trip down the canals on the Seine (an interesting half day trip to take if you have the time).
 Eiffel Tower This is of course the fantastique La Tour Eiffel overlooking the Trocadéro from the plaza between the Musée de la Marine and the Musée de l'Homme.
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