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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #1
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A tale of two cities: London and Paris (plus Lille!)

Photos taken from a trip to London, Paris and Lille on September 2009. I will post more pics every day so come back and visit the thread again and again.

“Oh, here is London, home of the brash outrageous and free”
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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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“I’m throwing my arms around Paris because only stone and steel accept my love”
Another song from Morrissey, how appropriate: Throwing my arms around Paris




Arriving at Nord Station






Conveniently located near North Station for a quickie, especially for the Brits arriving from London



Let’s begin with a Parisian Je ne sais pas, I can’t help you shrug of the shoulders, in front of Chez Prune in the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood, now an interesting mix of ethnic and bohemian/artsy Paris.












Porte Saint-Martin









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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #3
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Lille, 4th largest urban area of France after Paris, Lyon and Marseille, the métropole of the North (Northern France). Capital of French Flanders, it is so close to Belgium that Line 2 of its driverless metro takes you all the way to a metro station which is almost walking distance to the Belgium border. Its houses (and those throughout the Greater Lille area), largely made of brown and red brick and laid out in rows, remind you that you are very near Belgium and even England.

Its historical center, now very bourgeois and well kept, is amazingly beautiful and it contains a very unique style of architecture unique in France. And what is better is that Lille wears all the colors that Paris refuses to wear, making her look more like London than Paris at times.

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Old December 8th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #4
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Very nice thread, please keep posting pics.
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Lille, France (Part 2)

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Truly special cities!
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They are repressed but they're remarkably dressed.

Nice photos!
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Really very nice photos from those cities and especially Paris well done
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Lille, France (Part 3)

More of Old Lille







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London best city in the world!
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Wait, is this Paris??? Oh…no, it’s The Mall in London. I almost thought I mixed up the photos…HAHA
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Paris, France (Part 5)

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Zoom-in to the Eiffel Tower



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Lille, France (Part 5)

More old houses in Old Lille








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