When I stand on the ground of Paris part 2 ( 2015/10/25-10/31 Day 62-68 )
Second day in Paris
The weather was comfortable when I woke up, a little sunshine but it wasn’t too strong. After a all-day-long walking and a tiring dinner, I wanted to go home, in fact(ha). But how could I give up before I saw Tour Eiffel? So after we took the breakfast at noon(yes it was breakfast), I stepped on the subway again, and headed to the center of Paris.
The first stop today was a building which I forget what it was(it was so long time ago and my memories has gone away), I think it was related to the government…, okay I really forget it. Anyway it’s a beautiful building. To be honest, I think generally, the buildings in Paris are usually gorgeous, meticulous, etc. Except for those which are in modern style, others are all classical french buildings. No wonder I always think I’m upgraded when I walk on the road in Paris.
再來又是無數的行走，我們越過了塞納河，來到了巴黎聖母院(Notre Dame)，看到的那一剎那，我心中讚嘆，真不愧是聖母阿，充滿了其他教堂所不及的雄偉感，但美中不足的大概就是那條長長的人龍了吧，轟媽說，20, 30年前，這裡根本就只是小貓兩三隻，哪像現在如此人聲鼎沸，排隊要排1 2小時，要是哪天有機會，我要在夏天凌晨5點來，看看寧靜的聖母院，我想只有以最平靜的姿態去觀看這座聖母院，才能真正感受到他的美吧。
And then it was walking, walking, and walking. We crossed Seine river, came to Notre Dame in Paris. The moment I saw it, I was totally shocked cause it was so wonderful, so amazing, so grand. But the little shortage was the long long long queue. My host mother said that 20, 30 years ago, there wasn’t anyone, it was very different from now that you need to wait for 1 or 2 hours to get in. If someday I have chance, I would like to come here at 5:00 in summer, to see the silence Notre Dame. I think I can feel its beauty only by the calmest state.
Walked by Notre Dame, we kept going on to the next stop. I found it on the way, it was a very old drinking which was made in 1872. Even after so many years, it’s still suitable to place in Paris. More than that, it makes this road a little special.
忘了說了，巴黎聖母院是在l’île de la cité上，它是一座小島，是被塞納河隔離出來的一座小島，但其實兩旁都有很多座橋連接著陸地，所以一開始我根本沒察覺到它是一座島，只覺得為什麼這裡的名字是島啊好奇怪喔( l’île 在法文的意思是島)，看了地圖才發現原來這是一座小小小島啊。
I forgot to tell you that, Notre Dame is on l’île de la cité, it’s a little island which was isolated by Seine river. But in fact there are many bridges connected to the land, so in the beginning, I didn’t aware that it was an island. I was only confused that why the name here is “island" (l’île is the island in French). After I looked at the map and I found that it was a little little little island.
Anyway，我們從l’île de la cité的一端走到另外一端，沿著塞納河畔漫步真的是一種享受，尤其那時正值秋天落葉的季節，那種恰到好處的紅色、橘色、黃色，讓這條路變得格外動人。最後我們來到了Pont Neuf(它是一座橋)，以及一旁的亨利四世雕像，有趣的是在亨利四世身後，有著滿滿的情人鎖，這並不是原本那座最有名的情人鎖橋，而是因為舊的那座橋因為太多情人鎖了，有倒塌危機，所以這幾年來，慢慢地把這些鎖移到別的地方，於是越來越多橋上有著許許多多鎖了(啊好閃啊)。
Anyway, we walked from the side to the other side. It’s such a joy to walk slowly along Seine river, especially in the season when leaves are falling down. Those red, orange and yellow were so pretty, they made this road particularly attracting. Finally we went to Pont Neuf(a bridge), and we saw the equestrain statue of Henry fourth. The interesting thing is that behind the statue, there were full of lovers locks. This bridge isn’t the most famous bridge of lovers locks, but because there were so much lovers locks on the old one that it might break down, these years people started to change those lovers locks to other bridges. As a result, there are more and more bridges with lovers locks.
太陽也漸漸下山了，今天最後的行程是Jardin du Luxembourg，在前往的路途中，我們經過了先賢祠，小驚喜是附近有一家小小的珍珠奶茶店!!!在異地看到熟悉的東西真的很振奮人心呢哈哈，只是我們只有路過而已並沒有進去，但是我其實很想喝的啊啊啊啊
The sun was going down, the last stop today was Jardin du Luxembourg. On the way to Jardin du Luxembourg, we passed by Panthéon, a little surprise it that there was a stand sells bubble milk tea!!! Bubble milk tea is a kind of drinks which was invented by Taiwanese, and is very famous in Taiwan. It was too excited to see something familiar when you are in other countries haha. But we didn’t go inside, we just passed by. Well I wanted to drink it.
好啦，接下來來到了Jardin du Luxembourg，這裡是一座很大的花園，有著無盡的樹木，排列整齊，充滿了人為的痕跡，但也別有一番風味，有很多遊客、附近的住戶漫步在這座花園裡，仿佛忘了時間的匆忙感，沐浴在夕陽餘暉下。我聽到濃濃秋意在這座花園裡嬉戲的聲音，那風聲、樹葉掉落聲，以及小孩子在落葉上奔跑的聲音，讓這座花園，即使是在萬物漸漸凋零的秋天，也仍保有一番生氣(我變文青了)。
Okay, and then it was Jardin du Luxembourg, it’s a very big garden with lots of trees which are placed in order, it’s obvious that they were planted by hand, but it’s another kind of beauty. There were full of tourists and habitants walking slowly in this garden, and children were running on the defoliations. All that made this garden, even in autumn, when everything’s falling down, there was still some kind of vitality.
There is senate in this garden, and in the near future, I will come to here again, but it’s another thing. And there’s also a huge pond, there are many small ships on it. People use poles to push them to the pond. Interestingly, each ships represent different countries, Italy, Japan, Sweden, France…, Just like a small exhibition of countries, it was really a special scenery.
And, that was the end of second day, I still have many days to write. Oh and Christmas is on the corner, it’s now the end of the year, and I’m going to change the host family. But before that, let me expect for Christmas haha. I hope I will have a special Christmas this year.