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-- 24 January, 2005 --

Paris

tower.jpgThe second port of call on our holiday was Paris. I had never been to Europe before and my French teacher colleague had been extolling the wonders of this city to me for years. I was so excited that I could almost not breath when we left the Garde du Nord and took our first taxi ride to our hotel on the left bank - all that art and only 4 days!

While the Metro is known the world over, we found that the buses were much better for getting around the city. It is much better for seeing the streetscape and they are also much more user friendly for disabled people. We were pleasantly surprised by the courtesy of Parisians, both young and old. They were very quick to notice my DH’s walking difficulty and insistent on making space for him in the special places on the buses.

France makes special arrangements for the disabled at museums and art galleries. They allow entry free of charge for both the disabled person and their carer. Once we were made aware of this generosity, we made good use of it. It did not, however extend to the Tour Eiffel, which was quite expensive, and the queue was very long, even in the winter. It was well worth the wait and the money, though. This photograph was taken as we were leaving the Tour. It was late afternoon and the light show had just begun. It was beautiful!

Posted by robynls at January 24, 2005 7:41 PM

Comments

Beautiful photograph! How I would love to travel to most anywhere in Europe!! Thank you for sharing! Elaine (p'inker)

Posted by: Elaine at January 25, 2005 1:32 AM

this is a very beautiful shot! =)

Posted by: u l a n at February 6, 2005 12:40 PM

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