Finally a tour bus ride! We were running out of time as Julie was so obsessed about looking at the art none of the rest of us were going to get to see the famous land marks of Paris so we caught a tour bus, sat on the upper deck and took it all in. These are my pictures of the ride, remember I am sometimes only a shadow on the side of the picture as I wanted to be sure you could see what I could see.
The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. French victories are inscribed on it’s walls. The French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from WW I is beneath it’s vault. Remember our Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, which is part of the Washington DC area where we were two weeks ago.
The unusual garden wall coming up in these pictures is a wall of the nearly completed Quai Branly Museum. This entire outside of the building is covered with living plants, as well as many walls inside. Theses walls are the design of famous world-trotting botanist, Patrick Blanc. This museum houses African art.