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This is the Musee d'Orsay.  It used to be a train station.  It was almost destroyed by a wrecking ball.  I liked it more than the Louve.

This used to be Victor Hugo's residence.

This is a statue of Louis XIII in Place des Vosges park.

This is the Marais (swamp) area of Paris.  It was built up by King Henry IV and is now one of the more exclusive areas to live in Paris.  Sounds like the Back Bay.

As you can see it was raining while we were there.  This added to the swamp effect.

This is the Carnavalet Museum.  We visited.  They had excellent exhibits pertaining to the French Revolution.

This is the Pompidou Center which houses the modern art in Paris.  The "guts" of the building are on the outside.

Behind the Pompidou Center is a nice square and a fountain (not shown) called Ode to Stravinsky.  I liked the effect that I got with the bike tires.

On Thursday we finally made it to the Eiffel tower.  The weather was still bad but we were running out of time.

As we made our way up we saw the weather starting to break.

This was taken from the second floor. 

Note the difference in the view from the second floor with the view from...

The Top!

Well just as we could see the Eiffel Tower from our window, we could see our window from the Eiffel Tower.

The soccer players looked like ants below.