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France Paris Arc de Triomphe Eiffel Tower

11 July 2010

Typical bloody tourist

This morning I went for quite a long walk to a couple of the main tourist attraction. I decided Sunday was the best day to do this as I have heard everything pretty much closes down on Sunday, however that means the tourist things which are open are even more popular. Still I dont plan on going into or up any of them, just to view them from outside, and that generally means long queues of hot and bothered people make it more interesting.

As soon as I walked out of my hotel I saw a big car crash right in front of me, it was a strange kind of crash, take a look at the pictures for details.

It is very hot here, especially in the sun, and I feel sorry for the people lined up in the sun to climb the eifel tower.

On my way back to the hotel I tried to get into a supermarket and it seems they were closing, and the store owner unleashed the fury upon me, yelling and screaming as I had dared to enter. Of course I couldnt understand what he was saying so this made it amusing and I just stood there smiling at him and this only enraged him further! I should have taken the camera out then.

Right now I am watching the formula 1 race from silverstone in German, I have the choice of 4 channels to watch it on, none in English, France hates England.
So I am watching in German, Germany hates England as well, because despite not speaking German I did listen to them talk about how Germany will beat England in the British grand prix, Germany beat England in the football, and Bangladesh will beat England at cricket, because England is a huge joke of the world! HAHAHAHAHAHAH! They really did have a huge laugh on air.

France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Heres picture 1 of the car crash, he hit at full speed the concrete bollard thing you can see tipped over that separates the bus lane from the regular

Heres picture 1 of the car crash, he hit at full speed the concrete bollard thing you can see tipped over that separates the bus lane from the regular road (It sort of looks like a wheel in the photo). This launched his car in the air and he hit that van, bounced off and its resting against the van now.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - And heres the front of the car, I was expecting more damage actually. Of course the two french guys rendering assistance are actually abusing him (pre

And heres the front of the car, I was expecting more damage actually. Of course the two french guys rendering assistance are actually abusing him (presumably because he is black) and hes afraid to get out of the car. Meanwhile all passing traffic is blowing their horns and leaning out of their windows hurling abuse at the guy (sorry the pictures a bit blurred, but you can see the guy is still in the car).


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Here I am on the metro, buskers get on the metro. The photo doesnt show it too well but theres a guy and a girl doing some sort of gangsta rap routine

Here I am on the metro, buskers get on the metro. The photo doesnt show it too well but theres a guy and a girl doing some sort of gangsta rap routine, they brought a boom box on, and at every station he runs around collecting money in a plastic cup from people getting off the train.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - You dont see Iran Air offices in every country.

You dont see Iran Air offices in every country.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - The arc de triumphe (exact spelling, I dont care about). If you look at the sculpture (frescos?) on it, its actually bearded old men with weapons hara

The arc de triumphe (exact spelling, I dont care about). If you look at the sculpture (frescos?) on it, its actually bearded old men with weapons harassing naked young virgins.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Another view of the big arch. North Korea built one the same, slightly bigger, because North Korea is the greatest country in the world.

Another view of the big arch. North Korea built one the same, slightly bigger, because North Korea is the greatest country in the world.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Heres the champs de elyseeeeseses (correct spelling, I checked), very sunny as you can see.

Heres the champs de elyseeeeseses (correct spelling, I checked), very sunny as you can see.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - The American built eifel tower.

The American built eifel tower.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - The river sane, complete with garbage barge.

The river sane, complete with garbage barge.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Check out all the garbage on the bridge with the garbage barge going under? Whos responsible for keeping the streets clean here!!

Check out all the garbage on the bridge with the garbage barge going under? Whos responsible for keeping the streets clean here!!


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Real soldiers with real loaded machine guns, note they are actually in patrol formation, people get out of their way, I follow and take photos. They a

Real soldiers with real loaded machine guns, note they are actually in patrol formation, people get out of their way, I follow and take photos. They actually look like proper soldiers that would be skilled at killing.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - More tower.

More tower.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - The entire sea of people you see are waiting to go up the tower, guess what I will not be doing?

The entire sea of people you see are waiting to go up the tower, guess what I will not be doing?


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Interesting view, note the suicide netting everywhere. How romantic it would be to romeo and juliet off the eifel tower.

Interesting view, note the suicide netting everywhere. How romantic it would be to romeo and juliet off the eifel tower.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Default tower photo.

Default tower photo.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - I dont know what this is, but it had lots of gold on it.

I dont know what this is, but it had lots of gold on it.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Proof I was in Paris. Up until now you were thinking I just stole photos off GIS.

Proof I was in Paris. Up until now you were thinking I just stole photos off GIS.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - The Yves Saint Laurent store.

The Yves Saint Laurent store.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe-Eiffel Tower - Heres my lunch, un baugette avec de brioche chocolat. I know poisson is fish but I didnt want a fish baugette so I had to point at the chicken one. I

Heres my lunch, un baugette avec de brioche chocolat. I know poisson is fish but I didnt want a fish baugette so I had to point at the chicken one. I could have done a chicken dance I guess. The bread was pretty delicious, now I feel very full though, they love their butter, squeezing a baugette shouldnt result in butter oozing out in my opinion


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