Travel Log: London-Paris 2010 Travel Notes

Travel Log: London-Paris 2010 Travel Notes

Some pictures of my Spring 2010 trip to Brighton, London and Paris.  Text to come one of these days.

Daytrip: Brighton


One look at the famous Brighton Beach.

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Reverse angle on the Brighton Beach. Note the haunting remnants of the second pier off in the distance.

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One picture tells a thousand words or, in this case, a single ice-cold morning shower.

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The oldest movie theater in England: The Brighton Duke of Yorks cinema.

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The Lanes offer a charming (if crowded) shopping experience near the middle of the city.

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This is it: The Brighton pier.

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The Palace where Royalty used to spend summers.

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Some impressions of England

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In bookstores, biographies are separated in famous and not-so-famous shelves.  Brighton’s W.H. Smith has a bookcase of “Tragic Life Stories”, whereas Picadilly Square’s Waterstones has a “Painful Lives” section (insert).

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Helpful instructions for tourists.

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London

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From the London Eye, a look at Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and much of the surrounding area.

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Changing of the guard.  You won’t be alone watching this.

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Grocery store fast-food is so good (without sarcasm!) that the shelves are picked clean by 19:00.

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That’s right: a down-low look at the photogenic “Pickle” (aka Swiss Re, aka Gherkin) office tower.

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The London Eye, as seen from across the Thames on a typically rainy day.

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The Millennium Bridge leading to St.Paul’s Cathedral at night.

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Some of the unbelievable Saturday Afternoon crowds in the Oxford Shopping District.

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A busy look at Piccadilly Circus on a Saturday afternoon.

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Take the train at St. Pancras and zoom from London to Paris in 3:30 hours!  (See next section)

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Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is based on fact! Take a turn off Oxford, and you too can see this.

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Everyone recognizes it: The Tower bridge!

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Inside the historic Tower of London.

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St.Paul cathedral’s at night.  The welcome sign is not photoshopped.

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A look at the facade of Westminster Abbey.

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Paris

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L’arc de Triomphe, bien sûr.

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You know what this is.

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The Eiffel Tower in pretty sundown light.

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La Défense, probably Paris’ most contemporary neighborhood.

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The Pyramid at Le Louvre.

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The payoff for terribly wet, cold and windy weather: A rainbow on Paris, as seen from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.

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A typical Paris Corner… but sacrebleu, that’s a MacDonalds!

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From above, Paris has unbeatable sightlines: Here is the Palais de Chaillot, Bois de Boulogne and (at the back) the majestic La Défense business district.

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Les Champs Élysés, as seen from the Eiffel Tower.

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