Saturday, February 28, 2015

600 Steps: Today's Walk To Montmartre, and to the top of the Dome of Sacré Coeur

Above the tracks leading to St. Lazare station, the sign says "Danger of Death," but it's been plastered over by, among others, the racist "Generation Identitaire" stickers: "Up against the riffraff, you're not alone!"
Spring creeps out from under the last fallen leaves in the Square des Batignolles.

Starting up the last 100 steps on the way to the top of the dome of Le Sacré Coeur

Panoramic view from the dome of Le Sacré Coeur. The Eiffel Tower is on the left, the skyscrapers of La Défense on the horizon in the middle, and cupola on one of the smaller domes to the right, above the Rue du Chevalier de la Barre in the village of Montmartre.

Looking past the cupola of one of the smaller domes at the rooftops of Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Inside the dome of Le Sacré Coeur.

Posters on the way to Place du Tertre in Montmartre. The Chinese on the poster of the person in a mask reads: "I have a name, but it doesn't matter."

The walls and ceilings of Le Tire-Bouchon are covered with photos and scraps of papers like these. I like to stop there for a crepe with ham, cheese and an egg when I have finished my upward march in Montmartre.

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