Discussion in 'Travel Photography' started by ms.quickwitted_10, Feb 5, 2018.
Hey, I’m back and just wanna share some of my winter break holiday pics in Paris
Looks like you had a fun time. I was supposed to be visiting near Paris in 2 weeks but seems it's not happening now
It was amazing Quite touristy, but I can understand... Paris is undoubtedly one of those enthralling city that I've ever been. No worries, I'm sure you'll find a way to make it happen
@ms.quickwitted_10 We just got back a couple of days ago.
lovely city--superb old architecture--great metro system. just such a shame its rip off central.
It is expensive. And it cost us double for a MacDonalds there compared to here!
i went 10 years ago--a naughty weekend for my 60th birthday. was hit for £5 each in a basic cafe for 2 cups of tea.
Haha. I bet they were small ones too.
Cups of tea, that is.
My brother used to run the British Embassy there... though I never did take him up on the offer of a guided tour...or to bunk down at his flashy tax-payer funded apartment.
... Did change planes at one of the airports once though, when flying Air France to Manila.
Not much chance of flying Air France at the minute, they and the SNCF are on strike in traditional French style.
I've always fancied going there to try out my schoolboy French from 50 years ago ... but other countries have taken precedence.
My brother is bi-lingual and very much a 'Francophile' .... also having a second home out there.
I have forgotten a lot of my schoolboy french now. I managed to get away with speaking English, just. My partner asked for ice cream and the waiter no comprehendez but I was able to rescue the situation with glacé so I have remembered some of the words but cannot string a sentence together anymore except for “Je suis le professor” and a few other lines.
I have been 5 times now but the main driving force was my partner wanting to go. She ended up taking a million photos of the Eiffel Tower.
It was one of my least favourite subjects at school, but I'm always amazed at how much I've remembered down the years. BUT mostly stuff absorbed up the age of about 14 or 15 years. The human brain is such a sponge when you're a kid, and knowledge gathered then seems to get filed away into a special non-erasable section.
I agree. I remember many of the lines learned in parrot fashion. Such as:
Ou est la gare?
Pour aller a Paris cest bien par la?
Avez vous des Bon Bon?
Non, le bateau et deja partis.
Loads of them.
combien ? COMBIEN ???
"Avez vous un cuppa..?"
(Courtesy of the old PG Tips commercial).
Je voudrais un billet, s'il vous plaît... Mr.
Ou habitez vous mon sewer ?
I suspect that might have been @bigmac ‘s line.
How about “I blow my nose in your general direction” courtesy of Monty Python?
Pouvez-vous monter en tandem?
(Can you ride tandem ? )