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Observing Paris from La Grande Roue

Or, how to mend a spirit challenged by the darker side of life.

Friday morning started out extremely windy – Anne lost her skylight window in the process! – and somewhat wet, but by late morning, the clouds had been swiftly blown away too, leaving clear blue sky that made me yearned to be out and about. The unfortunate incident from the previous day still weighed me down a little, so the want of fresh air became even more urgent.

F indulged me on my whim and off we went to Parc Georges Brassens for a most delicious bo bun, bahn mi and an Asian version of creamed rice dessert from the Camion BOL. We followed it up first with a visit to Grand Palais for Depardon’s exhibition, then taking a turn at La Grande Roue on Place de la Concorde. Cue: more vantage photos of Paris!

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue

Very pretty sights to keep one’s spirit up, don’t you think? For €10 per person, we were taken on 4-turn spin, the first and the last slowly, as they involved rotating riders in the other cars. The rest went by rather perfunctorily as we were up, then down, and up again, before coming back down, with nary a moment to dawdle. I photographed quickly during one of the slow spins, then put the gear aside so I can just enjoy the moment. (And no, no cheesy selfies of F and I in the Ferris’ wheel.)

In place since last November, there are a few more days for those interested to go up on this Ferris’ wheel: it is slated to close on after 16 February. Otherwise, there’s always next Christmas festive season to look forward to, when the wheel will be re-installed on Place de la Concorde. And oh, one other alternative – there is also another Ferris wheel in the Tuileries Garden for its annual summer funfair!



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  1. med says:

    Very very pretty sights indeed lil and thanks for sharing ;) cheer up okie…life’s a long journey

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