|Notre-Dame de Paris|
Sunday, 6 October 2013
A day in Paris (part deux)
After leaving Montmarte behind us we ended up in Boulevard de Clichy, which is lined with bars, kebab shops and more sex shops and peep-shows that you can possibly pretend that you are not looking at.
Our next stop was the Musee d'Orsay on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens. The museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1990.
The queue for entering the museum was quite long and as we were short of time we had to give a miss to the "Masculin: The naked in the Art from 1800 to the present" exhibition that we wanted to view. As the weather was amazing and it felt like it was early summer we crossed the street in front of the museum and sat by the river.
This was one of the best spots in Paris. I did not want to leave.. I could stay there forever, watching people passing by, little cruise boats going up and down the river.
As we crossed the Rue d'Arcole we found ourselves in front of Notre-Dame de Paris. The historic Catholic Cathedral on the eastern half of the Ile de la Cite is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic Architecture.
What is it that you love the most about Paris? I am so infatuated by my one day Parisian adventure and I am currently listening to the Amelie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.
Passez une bonne journee!!