Saturday, April 23, 2011

Paris in Pictures, Part 2 of 6

Another day in the life of Paris.....

Embarrassed, I must say that I forgot what this building was. If you really want to know, then ask me and I will look it up.
This is what happens when you walk around aimlessly in a foreign city!
Isn't it beautiful! The architecture is magnificent here!

This is an elementary school in the neighborhood we stayed in. You can only get in through the front gate and it has a really beautiful courtyard for the children to play in. Not much grass though. The preschool is on the left side of the photo.

These men clean the streets everyday! I really do mean everyday. Back in the olden days, the city folks from here used to throw their trash into the streets. They also(umm, how can I say this nicely?), urinated wherever they needed to. Some people still do this today. Hmmm, some habits are hard to break. (And bad ones are easily established.) So the city is the one elected to clean this up. I hate to say this, but some parts of the city were quite trashy. There was stuff everywhere! Other parts were quite clean. This happens everywhere, but the smell of urine here and there could really upset ones tummy. You have to ignore it and watch where you step since there could be dog poo on the sidewalk also. Next subject.

These are bikes that you can rent by the hour or by the day. They are everywhere!

If you peer into the background, you can see a famous landmark that we are headed to next- Notre Dame!

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