リヴァプールでの生活を綴った日記。 Bits of this and that about my Liverpool life.


by e_rioblanco

Paris 2: パリ滞在その2 建物編

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Departure: I usually check-in approx. 30 mins before the departure, but I checked in very early this time, for the high security regulations at the airport. I assumed there'd be a crowd of people and a long que at the check-in counter, but no, empty as usual (photo above: left). I've never really noticed this statue of John Lennon before though ;) (photo above: right).
出発時:テロ騒ぎの後で手荷物に関する規制が厳しくなり、チェックインはできるだけ早くというリヴァプール・ジョン・レノン空港のウエブサイトの掲示に従い、わたしにしてはかなり早めにチェックイン。どれだけ混んでるかとおもいきや、まったくいつもと同じ、ぜんぜん人がいない(写真上:左)。せっかくなので、いつもは素通りするジョン・レノンも、今日は写真に撮ってみました、笑(写真上:右)。

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Arrived, 1st Day in Paris: I took an airport bus (Roissy Bus) from Terminal 3 directly to Opera as usual, for it's most convinient and safer than taking RER B at night alone. I was waiting for a friend to pick me up at Opera Garnier, and couldn't resist taking a photo since this is one of the places where always reminds me of Paris and where I realise my presence in Paris! Really beautiful, Opera Garnier is (photo: right)
着いた日:今回のパリでは、街の写真をたくさん撮ろうと思ったけどなかなかでした。Easyjetが着くターミナル3からは、オペラまで直行の空港バスが夜は一番便利で楽なので、ロワシーバスでオペラまで行き、友達のティエリを待ちながら撮ったのがこの写真(写真右)。なぜだか、わたしにとってはここが一番パリに来たってことを実感する場所なのです。それにしても、ライトアップされたオペラガルニエって何度見てもきれいですね。

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2nd Day: I was going to go to National Library (the end of Metro 14) to read some articles first, but as a friend of mine mentioned about a new Starbucks in Opera over the phone, whose interior is totally different from any other Starbucks, I changed a plan and went to this newly open Starbucks on Bd. de Italienes. The interior is the grand! Amazing ceiling (photo: left) and great atomosphere. It's a waste to be a chain coffee shop like Starbucks. The only thing I appreciated that this place was Starbucks was their non-smoking policy, I have to say. It's a shame that nobody could turn into something better than Starbucks. I was waiting for friends before our dinner reservation, reading an article about wordplay in Hebrew poetry, drinkin iced cafe latte. I was surprised how different Starbucks cafe latte here tasted from the one back at Starbucks in UK. Was it because of the great atomosphere of this beautiful place, or because of coffee beans? Coffee, in general, always tastes better in France anyway :)
2日目:オペラに新しくできたスターバックスの店内がとてもきれいだと薦められ、行って来ました。スタバになったのはかなりもったいない!!と思わさせる店内。店内は広いし天井が高く、撮れた写真は天井のみ(写真左)。ホテルのロビーのような雰囲気の店内。本当にスタバになったのはもったいない。スタバでよかったと思ったのは、ノンスモーキングなことだけ。レストランの予約までの数時間、持って行ってたarticleを読みながら友達を待ち、冷たいカフェラテを飲みました。パリのスタバのコーヒーのほうが、イギリスのスタバのより断然おいしいと思ったのは、雰囲気のせい?それとも、本当にコーヒー豆が違うのか?

3rd Day: We went to Le Marais to do some shopping, and bought quite a few bottles of BIODERMA (not Biotherma), which was recommended by a frined of mine whose dermocologist had originally recommended her when she had a problem with her skin (**he said that hard water in Europe was not good for skin and it's better to be wiped out before you put any cream on your face). On the way to the restaurant in Villiers, we changed a train at this very artie station called Arts et Metiers (2 photos below). I didn't realised that the entire wall of the paltform was made of bronze-looking metal until a friend of mine suggested to take a photo for my blog. Metal work by some artists were also displayed on the wall. Interesting, but I have to say it felt strange. You feel like as if you were inside of the spaceship or something :)
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3日目:夕食前にマレへ買い物に。友達に薦められてからずっと使っている化粧水「ビオデルマ」(ビオテルマとは違います)を買いこみました。その後、レストランへ向かう地下鉄で乗り換えたのが、この駅。友達に言われるまで、プラットフォームの壁がメタルで覆われていることにまったくきづきませんでした。壁にはところどころメタルワークがディスプレイされていて、なんとも風変わりな芸術的な駅だった。マレのよくわからない建物の写真をとるなら、この駅を撮れば?と友達に指摘され、それもそのとおり(苦笑)。というわけで、記念に写真をとってみました(写真上2枚)。

I'm so determined to do some cultural wandering, including a visit to Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand in my next trip to Paris (maybe at the beginning of December?)! :) xxx
次のパリ滞在では、パリ国立図書館へ行ってみようと思います。xxx
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by e_rioblanco | 2006-09-25 15:15 | travel