Paris On Purpose – Being A Tourist

First Post: Eiffel Tower at night

Second Post: Palace of Versailles

I came up with the perfect walking route through Paris to see most of the major sites and I want to share it with you incase you are heading there soon!

Start at the Eiffel Tower.

Climb to the top.

Cross the river. Climb up a lot of steps where the Palais de Tokyo is on your right. Walk up Avenue d’lena until you come to the Arc de Triomphe.

Walk down the Champs Elysees.

Walk through the Jardin des Tuileries and hope there are actual tulips there.

Go to the Louvre.

After the Louvre walk along the river to see Notre Dame.

Then loop around to visit the Pompidou Museum.

That’s only the first day.  I’ve got another great route for the second day.

Total miles walked: 4.36 miles.  Way to go!!

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Museum of London

I saw this ad in various tube stations and wanted to check out the exhibit.

Sorry for the blurriness, it’s a blackberry photo.

Jon and I headed to the Museum of London Sunday afternoon for our first visit to this museum. I didn’t even check out the other exhibits on the website because I knew I was only interested in the London Street Photography exhibit.

We walked in to find out that the exhibit had a 1 hour wait and we didn’t have patience to wait around so we walked around the other exhibits which were really cool actually.

Specifically the Expanding City: 1666-1850s, People’s City 1850s-1940s & World City 1940s to Today permanent exhibits.

Expanding City: 1666-1850s

Lord Mayor’s Coach in 1757.

People’s City: 1850s-1940s

We took a stroll through a Victorian Walk.

A Fancy Stationer:

A Grocery store:

World City: 1950s–today

This section was the most fun. Interaction maps, artwork, fashion, etc

 

Interaction game and map:

Dr Martens of course:

 

Alternative Londoners

 

That was my little unorganized tour for you and if you liked this then I suggest you visit the museum yourself.  I’m also hoping to make it back for the photography exhibit eventually so you’ll see a post about that soon too.

All in all, it was a perfect rainy day activity. 

 

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