Musee d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower
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October 18th, 2005 – by: jmaretich
Sheila has an artistic nature and appreciated the work more than I. It was nice, though, to stand right in front of the actual painting, rather than look at a picture of it in a magazine. Her favorite piece was the sculpture of the three girls faces.
After drifting about for a few hours, we left for dinner near the Eiffel Tower. It was satisfying (I'm not a good food critic) and it was twilight when we exited the restaurant. The lights on the Eiffel had just been turned on! We gathered to take the two elevator trips to the top. The lines were long, they packed us like sardines, but anticipation was high. What a view! Picture taking of the landscape and city was difficult due to nightfall, but just to stand there and gaze out........ After forty-five minutes or so we were ready to descend. I decided to walk down the steps to the bottom, while the others waited on the elevators. It was quiet, peaceful, almost like I was alone in the world as I descended. It took a while, of course, but I was surprised to beat them down by nearly 15 minutes. I guess everyone rushed to the elevators at once.
The night ended as we headed back to our hotel across town. Sevy got us into 4 or 5 cabs, gave the drivers instructions, and away we went. Probably nothing like Italy or New York, but in Paris, they must think they own the road also!
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