Paris, London

by on Feb.27, 2009, under Uncategorized

So that was Paris. I like being able to stay somewhere long enough to really get a feel of the city. In many ways, Paris is a lot like New York. Except the subway is bizarre and confusing, the locals are quite rude, and nobody speaks English. Wait, actually it’s exactly like New York 🙂

Nah, Paris is unique and beautiful and I love it. Already miss it.

Back in London again, just for the weekend, to catch the Kinetica art show, a contemporary exhibition of moving and interactive art.

I guess if Paris is like New York, London is more like Boston. It’s smaller than Paris, more stonework less gilt and ironwork, less crazies and beggars. Fewer museums and less to see. But still a good time.

Took the train back this morning, in daylight this time. Still didn’t get any sort of sense of the Chunnel, from the train it basically seems like just a really really long tunnel. Not sure what I was expecting, I just wish there was some way to better appreciate and experience that feat of engineering, which in many ways dwarfs the more visible stuff like the Eiffel Tower.

Okay, time to post some of the stuff I didn’t get a chance to before.

2 comments for this entry:

  • C R Morrison

    What they need is glass ceilings on the train, so you can see the water. …no, wait…

    How about webcams on the top of the chunnel itself, with monitors inside the train, so you can see what’s going on outside the part of the chunnel you’re passing through. Might Britain and France be convinced to do this?

    Okay, how about in an alternate universe?

  • C R Morrison

    I hope you post some videos of the Kinetica Art Show art.

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