I decided to go to what I thought was a nearby museum-from the Champs Elysees-and got a bit lost while getting there but, as usual, it was interesting along the way.

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Look at this clock made in Paris seen in the window of a store selling antique clocks. Rather over the top with all of those dials and gold but so beautiful.

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Beautiful books in an antique book shop. I liked the cover of this one by Jules Verne.

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I saw two soldiers on guard on the sidewalk in front of an elaborate gate and wondered why they were there until I figured out that it was the back of the Palace for the President of France, Hollande. That’s when I realized that I had gone in the wrong direction. I had been walking an hour by now. The further out you get from the center of Paris, the longer distances are between, usually, tourist sites.

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This painting was in the window of an art gallery and was done by a former grafitti artist. The painting was for sale for 800 Euros so I’m thinking she’s not doing grafitti out on the streets at night anymore.

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A florist with a pretty display.