Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France (2011)
|Photos below: Sculptures by Bruno Catalano.|
|The above sculptures are
by Bruno Catalano, a living French artist who was born in
1960. They are inside a ritzy little mall off the Avenue
des Champs-Élysées. Each sculpture is actually two
pieces. Your eyes are tricked into thinking that the
middle of the man has been "blown out" of the
Photo below: the Arc de Triomphe.
|I finally got there! My
first visit had been in May 1998, with my then 8th-grade,
homeschooled daughter. That was so long ago that my
daughter has now completed graduate school.
Photo below: Me, in front of the Eternal
Flame at the Arc de Triomphe.
|And, that's what I looked
like after 30 days on the road. I was a little pooped, a
little cold, and still fat when I handed my camera to
someone and asked for a photo. God bless my cane! It
aided me all over Europe.
Photo below: The McDonald's on the Champs-Elysees.
|From the Arc de Triomphe, I walked
about two minutes back onto the Avenue des
Champs-Élysées and had a fish sandwich at McDonald's.
It was lots cheaper than the six scallops at the fancy
restaurant the night before, and probably just as tasty.
From the Champs-Élysées, it was a taxi ride to Notre Dame Cathedral.