A Night Cruise On The Seine

The landmarks of Paris seem even more beautiful – if that were possible – from the Siene and the best time to cruise the river is after sunset when the city is all aglow and the Eiffel tower sets off its sparkling spectacle. The romance is spoiled somewhat by the rather grating running commentary in the background, but it is charming nevertheless. Here is a (rather less than perfect) sampling of what we saw on the cruise, in response to Ailsa’s weekly travel theme – Night.

Night Cruise – Paris

Pont Nuef

The Samaritaine Store

L’Institut de France

La Cathedrale Notre Dame

La Cathedrale Notre Dame

La Tour Eiffel – lit blue to mark its six month presidency of the EU in 2008! Each star in the giant circle, stands for each member of the EU. Eighty giant projectors on the ground and 100 more on the tower were used to achieve the blue effect!

Thank you for cruising along with me.

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