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In the streets of Montmartre... 
6e-mar-2006 12:50 pm
I was downtown this morning and I was thinking about publishing my Montmartre pictures in here.

Again, I don't have very recent pics but the weather doesn't really allow any good pics, so that'll have to wait for a few more months :)

(Right-click the pictures and select "View Image" to see the full-size)

Vue de Paris 1
Paris - Montmartre (18e)
(18 sept. 2004)

So the picture is taken from the hill of Montmartre obviously.
But, if you turn around, you see this :

Vue du Sacré Coeur
Paris - Montmartre (18e)
(18 sept. 2004)

That's the Sacré Coeur, and I'm not going into details here because you can just search for info on Wikipedia if you want some.

Have another view...

Vue de Paris 2
Paris - Montmartre (18e)
(18 sept. 2004)

Now, Montmartre isn't all about the Sacré Coeur ; people who know me should know that I love walking around the narrow streets behind it and so here are a few pics I have :

Rue Norvins
Paris - Rue Norvins (18e)
(18 sept. 2004)

Le Passe-Muraille
Paris - Rue Norvins (18e)
Le Passe-Muraille (18 sept 2004)

That man goes through walls. It's all about a story by a parisian author by the name of Marcel Aymé. He wrote a story entitled Le Passe-Muraille (English Wikipedia link about Marcel Aymé here) (French Wikipedia link here which is more complete). I'm not going into details, but it's a famous story about a guy named Dutilleul who one days awakes and finds he can walk through walls, and he somehow ends up being stuck in that very wall you see on the picture. (I can tell you the story some day if you want). So this statue is a tribute to the author, and the bit of Rue Norvins where it's located has been renamed Place Marcel Aymé since then.

Paris - Rue Girardon (18e)
(18 sept. 2004)

When going westwards on Rue Norvins, and then taking the next street to the right, you can admire a few cool houses - I don't know where my other pics are, but that one up here shows that even in Paris you can find trees and somewhat "green" areas.

... and when going northwards on Rue Girardon, up to a small place dedicated to the famous singer Dalida, and if you look eastwards, here is what you get to see :

Paris - Rue de l'Abreuvoir (18e)

Here goes, I think that's all for the moment. I'll try and have you newer pictures soon !
8e-mar-2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Aww don't go out if you're not feeling well. *hugs* What is the national strike?

Feel better!!
8e-mar-2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Hi Courtney,

hey I did it in the end, see next post !

The national strike is against an evil thing called the CPE.
It's a contract the government came up with, special for youth - CPE means Contrat Première Embauche - literally a contract for a first job. That's because the youth unemployment rate is very high.

Now, the problem with that contract is that the trial period is 2 years ! instead of 3 months for normal contracts... And that, during those two years, your boss can fire you at any moment without a justification.

Nearly one million people in the streets today in spite of the rain :D
8e-mar-2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Oh I can't wait!! Thank you!!

Geez, that is crazy! Two years?! How unfair!

That's pretty cool! That must've been neat to see that. ^^ I hope that CPE thing gets thrown out.
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