Had a chance to revisit Paris again recently during gloomy cold weather before Christmas. The des Champs-Elysees street features a lively Christmas market and despite the gloomy weather there were lots of locals and tourists everywhere. At the end of the long avenue is a park that leads to the Louvre, and at the center next to the Fontaine des Mers is a large ferris wheel – the Roue de Paris, which features a nice way to see the center of Paris from above. It travels around the world, so it might not always be there, but if it is, it’s a nice way to get a different perspective of beautiful Paris.

 

Approaching the ferris wheel…

 

 

Near the Fontaine des Mers …

 

 

And up we go…

 

 

With grand views of Paris in all directions…

 

 

and then, if you head over to the Louvre through the park…

 

 

and finally, the once-criticized-now-turned-Paris-symbol Louvre structure…

 

 

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Can’t help it, I really like Ferris Wheels, even if they’re over-commercialized and over-priced. It does let you see a city in a whole new way.



Tags: city views; des Champs-Elysees; ferris wheel; Fontaine des Mers. Louvre; paris; park; Roue de Paris;


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