Paris, part three

From the top of the Arc, you can see the Russian Orthodox Church, Parc Monceau, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, the Organs of Flanders, the Church of St. Augustine, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Tour Hertzienne de Romainville. You can also find the beautiful Sainte-Trinité, the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the opera house, pantheon, the Sorbonne, Notre Dame and about a dozen more high profile locations.

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The front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot on Avenue Marceau. This version of the church was first built in 1740, but the parish dates back to when this street was a village outside of Paris. (We’re in the heart of Paris, by the way.) The village dates back to the 11th century.

Here’s the Palais Galliera. It opened in 1895 and, since 1977, has been a fashion museum. It was willed as a state collection, then became an industrial art museum and then home to works from mid-20th century contemporary artists.

A few more shots of the tower from various angles:

I walked back over to the carousel to take a few pictures of my favorite items there:

The horses were decorated with real horse hair.

Oh, look! The sunlight changed. No one has this picture:

Crossing the Seine as they were cruising down it:

Looking up the Eiffel Tower’s skirts, as it were:

One of the horses guarding the Eiffel Tower, with the Tricolour from the museum in the background:

This is at the train station, as we were waiting to leave. It was one of my favorite pictures of the day:

I have occasionally made the “last train out of Paris” joke. We were on the last train out for the night:

A cut of lamb I had for dinner on the train. The server pronounced it for me several times. I wrote it down phonetically. I have no idea how you really spell it, though, so I’ll keep it to myself. Point being, I had dinner on a train.

My traveling companion:

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