Some Photos of Paris

Today, 15th August, is a public holiday in France – Assumption Day, whatever that is – and so I took advantage of the wonderful sunny weather to wander around part of Paris with my camera, specifically: from Charles de Gaulle Étoile, down Avenue Kléber to Trocadéro, across the bridge and around the Eiffel Tower and along Champ de Mars then across to Invalides and back towards the Grand Palais over the Alexandre III bridge.

Don’t expect to see anything you won’t have seen a thousand times before – I was mostly photographing world-famous landmarks – but the blue sky made for some good, basic photography.

More photos here, including those I took on previous wanderings through Paris.

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2 thoughts on “Some Photos of Paris

  1. “Assumption Day, whatever that is”: oh you are a tease. One of the ways in which Roman Catholicism differs from Christianity is that in addition to the Trinity (a notion I’ve never understood and neither has anyone else in history) they have a Neolithic fertility goddess to worship. And on Ass Day her human form died and, yea verily, did rise to Heaven. Completely unbiblical of course.

    Not being infallible, I admit I may be wrong: maybe she was actually a Bronze Age fertility goddess.

    I can well understand why this sort of brisk dismissal of antique superstitions was not taught in my school, nor presumably yours. I dare say they assumed that when we grew up we’d see through it anyway, which seems rather optimistic to me.

  2. oh you are a tease

    Alas, I know as much about Roman Catholicism as I do about beekeeping.

    I can well understand why this sort of brisk dismissal of antique superstitions was not taught in my school, nor presumably yours.

    Our RE lessons consisted of learning about the bloke who translated the bible into Welsh, reading random bits of the bible, and an awful lot about every other religion except for Christianity. I remember in 1990 we were asked to make a Ramadan card, which we were told is like a Christmas card except for Ramadan. Only we weren’t allowed to put any human form on it, as this is forbidden. So the arse-kissing and self-hatred had penetrated the education system even back then.

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