Tuesday, November 16, 2010

walking up montmartre

I convinced my girlfriends to come and make my favorite walk with me up the backside of Montmartre.

Montmartre is the hill overlooking Paris, famous for the Basilica of Sacre Coeur. It also has had several famous inhabitants including Van Gogh and Picasso. The latter of which chose the area, an artists' square, and the best view of Paris. At the base of Montmartre is place du clichy and the Moulin Rouge.

It is a steep climb to the top.

Another photo marred by an unused trash bin

Along the route there is this:

Le Passe-muraille

An illustration from a famous french book about a man who could walk through walls.

And also this:

There are tents all over Paris because of a program by Medecins du monde where they give away tents to the homeless.
They are in the most random places. In the rich and chic area next to the Arc, and on the Ile St Louis. And on the way up to Montmartre

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