Friday, 28 January 2011
i know cafe debussy doesn't exist
Paris this week, although it was the usual blur of meetings, taxis and hotels.
At least I saw the Eiffel Tower, even if from a distance. It gives that sense of being somewhere recognisable, as if the interesting driving wasn't enough.
At one point I commented to my fellow passenger that I usually ended up getting lost in the tunnels around la Defense and driving in circles. Of course our professional driver wouldn't do that...Or would he? Yes we drove around the same area three times looking for the exit to the hotel.
It could have been a scene from a gritty gangster movie where we were eventually dropped. We found our way past some loading hatches and then into the hotel by what seemed to be a side entrance.
La Defense is a busy daytime office area, but I'm not sure that it has quite the vibrancy of downtown Paris in the evening.
Still, une nuit a Paris.