Exploring our local area, art 'on the go', Salvador Dali's brilliant, insightful and eclectic gifts to us all, the Basilica Sacre-Coeur, Pigalle and the Moulin-Rouge 👀 😎 😄
On Monday we tried to do a bit of shopping but found our general weariness after the Eurocup experience and lack of local knowledge meant, at the end of the day, there was very little more to go in our suitcases. (Maybe Dubai?) We targetted the shopping area around the Opera Garnier and the huge Galeries Lafayette Department Store. The Galeries Lafayette was stunning. Shopping in style!
The Opera Garnier was another superb building, inside and out. In particular, it is famous as the home of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom.
Before leaving on our trip, the photgrapher had to have a new tripod. Sure. A Manfrotto traveller model was acquired and it only weighed 3kgs! Guess what, hadn't been used. 😜 😩 Last night it was and here are a couple of night shots of the Basilica Sacre-Coeur from our window!
This morning we did a tour around the Baslica Sacre-Coeur and the local 'artiste' area before checking out the seedier side of Paris in the Pigalle/Moulin Rouge area. Some of the shots are from the bell tower up in the Basilica, just 300 steps up! We also went to the Musee d' Salvador Dali' , a fascinating couple of hours. Here are a few photos of our last 'tour'. By the way, the artiste in one of the photos is not Dali, he is one of a million tourists in Paris, posant dans un béret français traditionnel.
Well that's it. Tomorrow, Wednesday, we fly to Dubai. We have a stopover of 3 nights, two days in Dubai and are back on the farm Sunday afternoon. Ciao. 👍 🎉