When we left the hotel on our second day in Paris, we didn’t have a destination in mind. We just started wandering.
Then we spied Notre-Dame de Paris. Last time we visited Paris we went inside so we decided not to queue up this time. But I wanted to snap a few photos from the outside. Here are some shots along the Seine on the way to the Cathedral.
Time for lunch!
Oh is that a pub. The Great Canadian Pub and they have the French Open on the telly!
Okay, time to leave the pub and wander some more. At this point I was determined to head towards the Eiffel Tower.
Um, what do you mean the road is blocked?
This doesn’t look good. At first I was tempted to watch the rally.
All of the armed police officers gave me the willies so we headed back to the pub to watch more of the French Open.
Then we went back towards our hotel and had a late dinner.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. The next day I heard on the news that the protest had turned violent and I was happy that we made the right decision not to watch. At the time I didn’t know what it was about. I learned it was an anti-gay marriage protest. Personally I support gay marriage and rights for all. If you would like to learn more about the protest here is an article from the Independent.