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Pics of the Louvre at night

It is quite beautiful at night!

I decided to walk to the Louvre tonight so I could take some pictures of it at night. It is only about a 10 minute walk from where my apartment is located. I will be moving to my final apartment here in Paris on Saturday. It is kind of bittersweet because I am excited to move to another area of the city, but I have truly enjoyed the area that I am in right now. It is a terrific location! However, my new apartment has the Eiffel Tower right out my door. I guess I can’t go wrong with that view. So that means I will be spending every evening hanging out under the Eiffel Tower starting Saturday night! = ) Ok, enough rambling…back to the pictures.

Evening at the Louvre - peaceful

The Pyramid lit up

Moving to next apartment…

OK, so since my last post I have moved to my next apartment. What a fiasco that was to accomplish….but I made it!! The poor taxi driver from the day before arrived to pick me up at the correct time. I had packed my 70 pound suitcase down three flights of stairs or rather wrestled it, only to find when I got to the gate to leave I could not get out!!! So the taxi driver is waiting with the meter running and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get out the damn gate! I tried the keys, pushing the gate, pulling the gate and yelling for help…yep, I really did! I even became desperate enough that I went and knocked on several doors to no avail. Finally, I left my luggage and went back up to the apartment and sent a text to the landlady with the message HELP in the subject line. She called me and said the button to get out was on the wall next to the gate. WOW!!! I am not an airhead but I am feeling like a total idiot by this time! I get out the gate and the taxi driver was still there! Whew!!! So, we load my incredibly over-packed suitcase in the taxi and I tell him in very broken French
that I have to go get the rest of my stuff and lock the apartment door. I get upstairs, grab the other bags and shut the door but can’t get it locked! Are you kidding me????? I was more than a little frazzled by this time. So I leave the keys under the door mat because I do not know what else to do and text the owner to let her know. Meanwhile the meter is running on the taxi so I get in and head to my next apartment. I am quite sure that I need some wine by this time!!!!

We arrive at the next place and I do not have the door code to get in the building! OK, I truly am ready to just have a breakdown. The driver calls and gets me in the building but he then has to leave. He assures me that someone will be there soon to get me into my apartment. I wait for 30 minutes and finally a very nice guy named Damien shows up to let me into the apartment and give me keys, etc. Thank goodness I will be staying in this apartment for some time. The two days of taxi fare alone cost me 110 euro!!!!! Yikes! It is a good thing that by nature I tend to be optimistic and can roll with life. Trust me when I say that this certainly tested me! But I am here and happy to be doing what I have dreamed of doing for so many years : )

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