New Year in Paris


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The comfortable and stylish Eurostar waiting room at Waterloo

The comfortable and stylish Eurostar waiting room at Waterloo

Waiting to check in, 5:30am, 31<sup>st</sup> December 2003

Waiting to check in, 5:30am, 31<sup>st</sup> December 2003

Gare du Nord, Paris

Gare du Nord, Paris

The comfortable and stylish 6:34am Eurostar from London to Paris

The comfortable and stylish 6:34am Eurostar from London to Paris

The view from our hotel balcony

The view from our hotel balcony

Hard to get your head around how <em>French</em> everything looks

Hard to get your head around how <em>French</em> everything looks

Nobody home

Nobody home

An expedition into the Cite area

An expedition into the Cite area

Lorna in her new hat

Lorna in her new hat

If you jumped in you´d be <em>in Seine</em>. Geddit?

If you jumped in you´d be <em>in Seine</em>. Geddit?

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

The bells, etc

The bells, etc

The over-photographed Rose Window from the outside

The over-photographed Rose Window from the outside

Looking bohemian

Looking bohemian

The French call this Bacteria Alley...

The French call this Bacteria Alley...

Art Neuveau metro station

Art Neuveau metro station

Inside the metro. A fine example of 19<sup>th</sup> century engineering - rivets and all

Inside the metro.  A fine example of 19<sup>th</sup> century engineering - rivets and all

New years eve, in a greek restaurant

New years eve, in a greek restaurant

The waiter smashed this plate over my actual head

The waiter smashed this plate over my actual head

Lorna has sex on the beach, in December

Lorna has sex on the beach, in December

Sparklers

Sparklers

Le Tour

Le Tour

It´s big you know

It´s big you know

The search lights on the top are, for want of a better word, cool

The search lights on the top are, for want of a better word, cool

Waiting for the new year

Waiting for the new year

Ready to run at all times to avoid the laser pointers, fireworks and empty champagne bottles

Ready to run at all times to avoid the laser pointers, fireworks and empty champagne bottles

Happy New Year! The tower does some sparkling

Happy New Year!  The tower does some sparkling

Flash flash flash

Flash flash flash

Self portrait

Self portrait

Another, from the roof of a car

Another, from the roof of a car

There were <strong>lots</strong> of people there

There were <strong>lots</strong> of people there

Lorna

Lorna

Me

Me

Another drunken self portrait

Another drunken self portrait

They have Pikeys in Paris too

They have Pikeys in Paris too

I´m not drunk you know...

I´m not drunk you know...

The metro got quite busy. We sang <em>Swing Low Sweet Chariot</em> and scrummed out way through

The metro got quite busy.  We sang <em>Swing Low Sweet Chariot</em> and scrummed out way through

No Pepsi in sight

No Pepsi in sight

Metros

Metros

New years day, 2004

New years day, 2004

We awake to find it snowing

We awake to find it snowing

Sadly the top of the tower was missing

Sadly the top of the tower was missing

Viewing

Viewing

Bottom-up view of the tower

Bottom-up view of the tower

Sadly the top level was closed

Sadly the top level was closed

The tomb of the unknown soldier

The tomb of the unknown soldier

Lorna and the Champs Elysee

Lorna and the Champs Elysee

Me and my silly hat

Me and my silly hat

Hello

Hello

Sculptured blokes

Sculptured blokes

Lorna and the eternal flame

Lorna and the eternal flame

The Champs Elysee

The Champs Elysee

The Champs Elysee again

The Champs Elysee again

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur

A view over Paris

A view over Paris

Back in the Cite

Back in the Cite

Impressive looking carvings of men in seats over the door of Notre Dame

Impressive looking carvings of men in seats over the door of Notre Dame

Lorna does some dancing in the street

Lorna does some dancing in the street

Lorna and some holy looking stone fellows

Lorna and some holy looking stone fellows

The rose window from the inside

The rose window from the inside

The most impressive nativity scene I have ever seen - and I´ve seen a few in my time

The most impressive nativity scene I have ever seen - and I´ve seen a few in my time

Back at the North Station

Back at the North Station

Lorna says goodbye to Paris

Lorna says goodbye to Paris