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Thursday, March 23, 2006

My Parisian Commute

Paris looks better when the sun shines

Woke up quite early this morning and decided to have a wander around Paris as I'll be in the office for most of the day

This was the view crossing the Seine from my Metro journey:

Eiffel Tower from Metro 1

I nipped off the train and took a picture of the Eiffel Tower from ground level but also went to the Trocadero and took a lot more pictures as the view from there was fantastic and lots more impressive than from this direction

Eiffel Tower and Metro

At the Trocadero though I saw my first "traditional" Metro sign which was quite cool

Metro Sign at Trocadero

The sign is loads more atmospheric than the more modern Metro signs

Metro Sign at Ternes

Like every big City though Paris has its stalls selling tourist tat. You could see mini Eiffel Towers everywhere, but so far I only saw one piece that was Metro "branded" - this pretty yucky photoframe

Metro Photo Frame

Back on the Metro and again like every major City, Paris isn't without its homeless

Homeless sleeping at Trocadero Metro Station

I also managed to hear and spot a few buskers, although the Parisians don't seem to have sponsored spots for them to play

Busker on the Metro

Just to finish for today with a shot of one of the trains coming into the station

Man at Franklin D Roosevelt Metro Station

Back to work now, so more pictures will be up tomorrow!

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