Honestly, we went to Paris first. We just wanted to confuse you. Paris might possiblly be the capital city of Urupe because it has a very big tower (= bog tower). Other cities have big towers as well, but not as iconic as Paris has. It is the Eiffel tower, a huge early industrial age tower. We wondered if it is still can be considered to be the same tower or that it now has all its constituent parts replaced so that it is actually not the same tower that Eiffel had built, but a totally new tower. Would that not be like a living being, a creature that recreates itself?
Eiffel tower. It has a kind of grace somehow, that is why the French people kept it. Or just because nobody knew how to remove it. It must produce a heap of metal
This is a fun thing, You spin around and around until your face turns green and you puke your innards out. But not really.. it actually did not move that fast so instead of growing green you grow hungry. We have a bit of a problem with wheels like this because they are for us associated with Vienna ever since we saw the Third Man and the speech about cuckoo clocks.
Me(on the left, delivering the famous cuckoo clock speech:) “In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? . . . The cuckoo clock!” Kris: “Did you know there was a Marx Cuckoo Clock Corporation, run by the Marx brothers?” Me: “Really? The Marx brothers? Are they still in business?” Kris: “Don’t think so.. you know the Marx brothers. By the time they actually start to make a profit they squander it on something.” Me: :”I can’t really imagine the Marx Brothers making Cuckoo Clocks. Maybe it was an import company.” Kris: “It should have read Marx Cuckoo Clock Corporation, Import.” Me: “Something like that. ..You know what?” Kris: “Sure?” Me: “It is time for you to get off.” Kris: “Oh.” Me: “Yeah…time for you to leave the car.” Kris: “Why?” Me: “Because we are at ground level and you block the exit.” Kris: “Oh right.. sorry.” Me: “What else did you think.. wait you thought I was going to have you jump out?” Kris: “You were quoting from the Third Man after all…” Me: “Ah yes that is right..”
L’arce de triomphe. Napoleon copies over ancient Roman symbolism. What battle did he win again? Nevermind.
Just loved this tram going underneath that monument.
Le Moulin Rouge. Can can dancers, cabaret, snobby people, sensuality for the upper class. We were not properly dressed so we were not allowed in. Next time we will get us a huge dress or two.. At least that is what seems to be required. On the other hand.. we could always watch the movie..
In 1944 the allies landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Western Europe at the price of many lives.