We ended up in Dusseldorf, and had to head back to London.
Sadly the boat tour finished early in the day (all out by 9.30am) and then I presume the crew collapsed. This meant we had a 10 hour layover with our gear.
We caught a Taxi to Hillsong (which turned out to have earmuff style gadgets, LOUD loud music with translation of the service into English)
On to London. We had one night in Surrey and booked a mystery hotel in London. Turned out to be at Canary wharf.
This was a remarkable place, like a little fiefdom in the edge of London.
But before that a visit to the Studmans. Suburban London.
A real cutie!!
Modern train Station at Canary . . .
I saw this sign- no wonder thy serve beer warm over here:
Food: From Leon, in the Canary Wharf Mall
Very, very impressive place.
Probably will become a franchise. Googled. Already IS a Franchise.
Up Market Muffins:
I talked to the owner. He was a great guy. Instantly gave me the time of day and listened. [Unlike a lot of other Londoners who just plug in and zone out or just zone out]
Here is where he worked:
Paris was great.
We went there on the EuroStar.
Walked about 25 minutes to our hotel which looked out on a delightful square. Platz des Inocents, a previous children’s cemetary.
This was next to Les Halles, a famous market I learned about in French at school.
We got a City Pass.
This gives: 5 days Metro, Eiffel Tower, Bus Tour, 34 Museums and a Boat Tour.
1. Boat trip
2. Eiffel Tower
This is the mechanism.
From the ground.
Me on the top.
3. Hop on hop off bus
I can’t find a single picture of this.
4. Tons of museums
Centre Pompadou (Modern Art)
From the top
From outside. An amazing building:
[Modern Art] . . . .
Not really sure I undersatnad it.
Case 1: A pile of pots under a video screen.
Case 2: This is a pile of cubes
Case three: You would not know what this was unless you were told:
It is some personal paper items like bills and receipts that have been painted over.
What the guide notes said:
Outside Notre Dame. A huge queue. A beggar.
Now we are real tourists!!