The main evening event was fireworks by the Eiffel Tower at 11 pm. Again, we thought it inadvisable to go and watch at the Champ de Mars or Invalides, so we did some scouting and settled on the Pont de Sully. This spot had a good, if distant, view and was within walking distance from the apartment. We joined a small crowd there just before 11 and got a good view of the show. The tricouleur, blue, white and red, was featured, as might have been expected. I was reminded of watching 4th of July fireworks from our hill in Solana Beach, and the heavy crowds there. No pictures this time.
|Musee d'Orsay as ad space|
|Tuileries with carnival rides|
|Tuileries, looking toward Louvre|
|Eiffel Tower, soggy|
|Eiffel Tower, Palais de Chaillot|
Sunday, still a bit rainy, we opted for an easy trip to see the Opera Garnier. In our neighborhood Carolee noticed a sushi restaurant with a small army of motor scooters for delivery. The opera house itself was as grand as we expected, and the view down the Avenue de l'Opera was a joy. Coming back Carolee, always noticing things, saw that there was a gym above the neighborhood McDonald's, and that it was full of exercising Parisians. From previous visits one never would have expected this.
|Opera Garnier, Grand Foyer|
|Avenue de l'Opera|
|Exercise traks above McDonald's|