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Day #1616

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 3rd June 2012

Day #1616 Title: Les Fontaines de Beauborg
Location: Beauborg, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The morning after the night before, and what a trek! We stopped for food on the Champes-Elysées at around 2am, most glad of the rest and sustenance. Just as we left around three, the heavens opened and dumped a huge thunderstorm on us for the next two hours. We abandoned sunrise (what sunrise?) at Trocadéro and sheltered under a bridge for a while. Eventually several of the group headed back to Gare du Nord for their early train, but five of us stayed on for more punishment. We caught some breakfast in Notre Dame, walked to La Musee d’Orsay for a look around and lunch, then back via the Louvre. Our final stop was Beauborg and the Centre Georges Pompidou. These colourful fountains are next door in Place Igor Stranvinski. I’d visited them before in 1995 but not been back since. Finally a long trudge to the RER and Gare du Nord. Once on the Eurostar, our heads hit the seats and we were out like lights for three hours! VERY tiring, but good fun, despite the weather. Read more about the trip.
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Day #1615

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 2nd June 2012

Day #1615 Title: La Nuit Parisienne
Location: Ile des Cygnes, Paris
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Who’s crazy idea was it to walk around Paris all night taking photos? Not mine, but I seemed to think it was a good one! So off we set this afternoon with a dozen other folks from the London Flickr Meetups group, arriving in Paris Gare du Nord around 8pm. We caught the Métro out to La Défense for sunset – not that we saw it as it was too cloudy! Then back to the centre of Paris on the RER. This was our second stop of the evening at the Ile des Cygnes, looking towards the Eiffel Tower. It was a very long night and this was just the start… more in tomorrow’s blog!
One Year Ago: Day #1249
Two Years Ago: Day #884
Three Years Ago: Day #519
Four Years Ago: Day #154