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France Paris Arc de Triomphe

9 July 2019

Evening stroll

My destinations are just about as creative as my titles, my photographs even less so.
Tonight I walked up and down the Champs de Elysees to gawk at the Arc de Triomphe. Which 99% of the worlds population has done.

The main type of store along the famous street is currently the toilet. Theres more advertising for pay toilets than any other kind of store. I wanted to take a photo of every singe one of the toilet signs but decided I would run out of space on my memory card. The price seems to be 2 euros, but you can pay more for a better toilet or extra services (?!!), or to jump to the head of the line. These places also take credit card, very convenient.

The arch at the end of it is suitably large and I have been there before. I dont really know what else to say about it.

Then I went to a pub for dinner. It was a pub / kebab shop, run by criminals wearing tracksuits and gold chains. I got a lot of culture all at once.
The reason for my visit to this fine establishment was, they did not turn me away. A true rarity.

Now tomorrow, I dont know if there will be any update, after work I have to go to some place far away for a dinner which is an hour on a bus each way, and the bus does not depart the restaurant until 11:30pm. This is a problem for someone like me who does not drink, and does not speak French and who generally goes to sleep at 9:30pm.

France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Each time I go to the train I study up a bit more on Rosa Parks. The entire station area is a celebration of American racism.

Each time I go to the train I study up a bit more on Rosa Parks. The entire station area is a celebration of American racism.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - I normally have been changing trains at Gare du Nord to get to Les Halles, today I stayed on and went to Gare Sain-Lazare instead, which is much nicer

I normally have been changing trains at Gare du Nord to get to Les Halles, today I stayed on and went to Gare Sain-Lazare instead, which is much nicer and probably better located.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Pay luxury toilet branding advertisement 1 of many.

Pay luxury toilet branding advertisement 1 of many.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - This is the famous street. It is the only street in all of Paris that has any trees at all, thats why its famous!

This is the famous street. It is the only street in all of Paris that has any trees at all, thats why its famous!


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Pay luxury toilet branding advertisement 2 of 2, I decided to stop taking these photos.

Pay luxury toilet branding advertisement 2 of 2, I decided to stop taking these photos.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Here is a bit more of the street. If you zoom in, you can see 23 pay toilet advertising signs in this photo, they outnumber mcdonalds.

Here is a bit more of the street. If you zoom in, you can see 23 pay toilet advertising signs in this photo, they outnumber mcdonalds.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - The Arc, the Frenc cant pronounce the h on the end of words.

The Arc, the Frenc cant pronounce the h on the end of words.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - More Arc. No sunstars, disappointing.

More Arc. No sunstars, disappointing.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Iran and France are best friends.

Iran and France are best friends.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Todays random street is just one of many that runs off the main street with the trees. Note theres no trees on this street, its forbidden.

Todays random street is just one of many that runs off the main street with the trees. Note theres no trees on this street, its forbidden.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - I believe that unlike all the balsa wood F1 cars you see in various places, this is actually real. It is in the main Renault showroom for all of Paris

I believe that unlike all the balsa wood F1 cars you see in various places, this is actually real. It is in the main Renault showroom for all of Paris.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - This is actually the entrance to the Abercrombie and Fitch store. I did not go in.

This is actually the entrance to the Abercrombie and Fitch store. I did not go in.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Here is Printemps, near Galleries de Lafeyette or however you spell that. A busy area, I did not go into any of the stores.

Here is Printemps, near Galleries de Lafeyette or however you spell that. A busy area, I did not go into any of the stores.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - Instead I took photos of pointless clock sculpture.

Instead I took photos of pointless clock sculpture.


France-Paris-Arc de Triomphe - And here it is, Kebab on a plate with all the random mystery meats mushed together. I dont think the staff liked me at all because I did not order an

And here it is, Kebab on a plate with all the random mystery meats mushed together. I dont think the staff liked me at all because I did not order an alcoholic beverage. The meal was quite cheap, so I think I found a flaw in their business model.


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