Paris Day 4

  • May 2nd, 2013
  • Started at Notre Dame Tower.  Got there at about 9am
  • Met another couple from Washington DC.  Waited on the line until the tower opens at 10am.
  • Climbed the 387 steps up to the top of the tower.  Beautiful view of the city. Close up look of gargoyles and statues on top of the steeple
  • Visited Saint Chappelle
  • Beautiful stain glass.  Ornate pews with carvings of animals.
  • Bus ride.  Bus 69. We got on from the Rivoli Bus stop. Crowded and hot!, No AC.  The main windows did not open.  Only the top row of small windows open.
  • Field trip kids got on the bus at another stop.  They were no older than 8 years old.
  • Elder gentlemen on the buss, he passed out and fell over.
  • His head bump the floor of the bus.  Did not get up.  I think he may have had a heart attack.   I yelled for the driver to stop and for an ambulance. (I think only the stop registered to the driver).
  • He stopped at the Louvre.   Called the medics.  I did not see the old man get up.   The driver was hopeless.  He did not even get the people out of the bus to get some air circulation into the buss.   No training on CPR.  Just simply was not very useful as far as I’ve observed.   I obviously cannot tell what he said since he spoke in French but just our observation… he did not seem to show urgency.
  • J and I decided we had enough for the afternoon.  Returned to the hotel.
  • Evening: Musse D Orsay.   Saw the paitings from Monet, Manet, Renoir
  • Late evening, had dinner at Kasmir Restaurant (yes non French, had a craving for rice).

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