Saturday, 7 June 2014

Layouts 37, 38 and 39


I think I skipped a week or two with my scrapbooking layouts, so I'm posting 3 today to try to catch up a little.

This first one is a bit of a mish mash of photos of a transport theme from around Paris. Top left is an electric car recharge station, which are parking bays that allow you to recharge your electric car - for a fee of course!  Bottom left is a petrol station that was just around the corner from our hotel.  It consisted of one bowser, a sign and a small shop front.  Drivers don't even pull off the road, they just stop on the side of the road, fill up and go!  On the right is a pic of one of the many, many hire bike stands around the city.  There are a countless number of them all over the city.

One of the things I was really interested in doing in Paris was visiting some of the cemeteries to see the graves of some famous people.  This was the main cemetery in Paris, where we saw the graves of Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Champollion (he discovered King Tut's tomb), and Jim Morrison.

The grave of Jim Morrison is blocked off as too many people were vandalising it.  Tradition dictated that visitors shared a beer with James, but now they can't get to the grave they stick their chewing gum to a nearby tree.  At Oscar Wilde's grave it seems the tradition is to kiss the perspex fence that surrounds the monument. No thanks!

The next stop was the Hotel de Ville. We only looked at the outside of the building though as the exhibition there didn't interest us very much.  I had planned that we would walk towards where the Bastille used to be, stopping at a few landmarks along the way.  In the above layout the bottom left picture is the street where Jim Morrison lived before he died.  We couldn't find the exact house though.  The middle picture is one of the oldest houses in Paris, called a half timber house.  The photo on the right is some very cool graffiti we saw around the corner from the half timbered house.

The bottom photo here is a closer look at the graffiti.  Someone has used a thin stream of paint to create head silhouettes on the ground.  Very funky!

Have a great weekend!

Bye for now,


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