Thursday, October 7, 2010

You Never Forget

On Tuesday we took a bike tour of Paris proving that once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget.  The tour we took was with Bike About Tours.  We had a blast.  Nicole was our tour guide. She is from Australia. Here are some photos from the tour.

We were with Martha and Bob, the first friends we made when we moved to Sacramento in 1982.  They live in St Petersburg, Florida so we don't get to see them very often.  Being in Paris with them has been so much fun.  

These are the 2 oldest homes in Paris.  You don't see many Tudor style buildings.

This building has a cannon ball embedded in the wall. The cannon ball was shot on July 28th 1830.

This is a gargoyle on the house. It scares away spirits and serves as a rain gutter. See the opening in the mouth?

There are lots of courtyards in Paris with shops and cafes in them.  You have to look carefully or you can miss them.

This is the Place des Vosges built for the Henry the 4th. The builders ran out of brick.  The wall on the right is brick and on the left it is plaster painted to look like brick.

This is the building Jim Morrison lived in and where they found him dead in the bathtub.

Here is an example of a pac man tile character put on walls all over Paris by an anonymous artist.  He installed over 2000 of them all over Paris.  he has published a book about it titled, "I Invade Paris"  He has done this in multiple cities around the world and still remains anonymous.

 This is the Canal Martin with a lovely park and a line of yachts on the edge.

3 1/2 hours later we were getting tired.  

In the evening we went with Martha and Bob to see the one man show, "How to Become Parisian in One Hour".

It was very funny. We feel very Parisian now.  Especially Jim.


  1. Bike tour sounds like a great outing. Tell Jim we fully expect him to speak French when we see him next :-)

  2. Miss Vicky,
    thanks for not telling everyone that I was the slow-poke on the biking tour or that I wiped out once or twice (or was it 5?). The cat's out of the bag now...I'm just glad I didn't hurt anyone.
    Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for my bike.
    Love you and miss you,
    Miss Martha