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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (1)

Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (1)

The one and only Eiffel Tower.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (23)

The green promenade to the east of the Eiffel Tower.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (33)

Eiffel Tower again.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (44)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (58)

A panoramic shot taken with waterproof camera.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (70)

An outdoor art piece about "Peace" that was vandalized. Huh. The French are weird.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (78)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (82)

"Say, Claude, it's Friday night. What do you want to do?" "I don't know Henri, I'm bored." "Hey, how about we protest the bourgeois system and our teenage angst by throwing rocks at the Peace art exhibit?" "Great! Let's go!"


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (98)

Paris street just starting to get green.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (111)

At last, some variety of beer after the monotony of Swiss beer.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (113)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (137)

Church that is part of the Hotel des Invalides, an old military hospital which is now a military museum.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (153)

Neat old metro sign and metro entrance, and spring flowers.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (167)

Looking back at the Hotel des Invalides.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (181)

Looking north towards the Alexander III bridge and the Grand Palais on the left.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (188)

Alexander III Bridge over the Seine.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (224)

Amazing details on the bridge.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (228)

Tourist boat traffic on the Seine.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (252)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (262)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (313)

Classic Paris newspaper shop on the Champs-Elysees.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (335)

Small park along the Champs-Elysees.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (351)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (373)

I believe this "car" will be available soon in France. Makes the Smart car look big.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (387)

Further up the Champs-Elysees.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (389)


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (401)

Looking down the Champs-Elyssees. It does have a slight uphill to it, and I can't believe that narrow bit of gutter between the cobbles and the sidewalk is what many riders in the Tour de France ride on for an advantage. Friggin nuts, especially at 30 miles an hour on a bike.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (413)

Arc de Triomphe.


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Swiss 2012 D18 Paris Segue (469)

Eiffel Tower again.