Take the fast train to Paris

We are just back from Paris. Which is, by the way, the most photographed city in the world. (Based on actual count, by our team of Radio Free Daglan photo-counters.) So, what do you need to see? Actually, not much. Because you’ve seen it all.

Except, maybe, this:

An actual photograph taken from a high speed train (Train à Grande Vitesse), as my wife Jan and I rocketed along the tracks from Agen to Bordeaux towards Paris.

Actually, I had expected the photo to be a complete blur. But no, today’s marvelous digital cameras manage to capture everything as if we were almost standing still. Anyway, here is an actual un-retouched picture of some vineyards just north of Bordeaux, taken on Thursday morning from my window on the TGV:

Trainview

Vineyards near Bordeaux, as seen from our window in the TGV.

There are so many great views of Paris that I could share, but here is just one. It’s the Hôtel National des Invalides, the building with the huge golden dome over Napoleon Bonaparte’s tomb. This was taken from Avenue de Tourville, which runs along the south side of les Invalides, a short walk from our regular hotel in Paris (Hotel le Tourville).

Invalides

One of our favourite views in all of Paris.

In the near future, I will provide more detail on our recent trip. For now, just be content in knowing that — yes, Virginia — there is a Paris.

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2 Responses to Take the fast train to Paris

  1. Samandjill Hershfield says:

    Oh Mai Non Monsieur Chudy!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/26/new-york-tops-most-photog_n_515151.html#s75645&title=1_New_York

    Do I have to Snopes.com EVERYTHING you send? [?]

    Sambo

  2. Sambo, the analysis to which you refer was not conducted officially by Radio Free Daglan photo-counters, and thus cannot be trusted. But thanks anyway!

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