In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we get far more acquainted with queuing than we'd like and take our new camera out and about as we keep checking items off the ‘to do' list during our last full week in Paris.
Here's what we got up to this week!
July 28th 2014. Busking. We've been quite impressed with the high calibre of street musicians here in Paris, even the occasional unauthorised train carriage performance usually deserves some spare change.
July 29th 2014. Père Lachaise Cemetery. We don't usually make a habit of visiting cemeteries on our travels but when there are so many notable masters in their respective fields laid to rest here, including Frederic Chopin, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Jean-François Champollion and many more, we made the exception.
July 30th 2014. Café des 2 Moulins. Inspired by our recent viewing of ‘Amélie', we decided to drop by the cafe that she worked at for lunch. Can anyone recognise the table we're seated at?
July 31st 2014. Arc de Triomphe. With our brand new #SonyActionCam in hand, we climbed the spiralling 284 steps to the top of the iconic arch which stands at the centre of the historical axis of Paris.
August 1st 2014. Sony Action Cam. We'd like to officially introduce you to the latest addition to our growing Sony camera family, the waterproof and image stabilised AS100VR. Just in time for summer along the Mediterranean as well.
August 2nd 2014. Gargoyles' perspective. Another day, another set of narrow spiralling steps. This time it was 387 to the top of Notre Dame for an even more commanding view over Paris.
August 3rd 2014. Catacombs of Paris. Having explored Paris from above, we decided to head below ground to see the city from a different perspective. This underground network of tunnels, formerly a quarry, houses the skeletal remains of an estimated 6-7 million people for whom there was no physical space in Paris' overflowing cemeteries in the 18th-19th centuries. So popular have the catacombs become, the average waiting time to visit is between 3-4 hours.