0395 Conquering the Penninsula (Fra 020—new)

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From Bois Colombe, I had to make a choice:  Head east towards Paris? Head north?  Head south back towards Versailles?  Or head west…

 

For some reason, I’m in no hurry to get to Paris  I know it’s going to be a lot of fun to explore--  maybe that’s why I want it as something to look forward to, kind of like “dessert” after conquering the suburbs…

 

West looks intriguing.  See, the Seine river has these huge loops in it creating several river “peninsulas” in and around Paris. With just a couple more towns and I’ll have conquered the Westernmost Penninsula… And since “Parkbenching Greater Paris” is such a huge project, I really need these little bite size accomplishments to keep me going…

 

So I head across Colombe and across the Seine River once more…

 

I take a different bridge to the town of Argenteuil this time (I figure I’ll make a big loop and officially parkbench Bezons on the way back).  Argenteuil is a fairly urbanized town with a mixed population… native French, Moroccans, South Asians--  and it seems a beggar on every corner…

I find a pleasant little garden where I can sit and strum… I wander on south a bit where I find a 1,000 year old little chapel… then back up through the commercial district where I do a bit of grocery shopping… and continue on my way…

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Ancient chapel
Ancient chapel
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photo by: nathanphil