Only in France: Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 0 Comments

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Arc de Triomphe in Paris - When Rain Got In The Way

I have a flood of flashbacks on when rain gets in the way of our travels. So many, different cities and different intensities. Here in Asia, it’s practically a fundamental part of our daily existence, the unpredictability of having some sort of rain in a day is quite predictable, especially in South East Asia. Here in Singapore alone, if it’s not humid, it feels like it rains during the afternoons almost all year round. In the Philippines, we get typhoons like regular rations of supplies. Of course, with this, you tend to get so accustomed to it that you know how to work your way through it, no matter how different the scenario is.

So, when rain got in the way of Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Paris, almost everyone else faltered back, except for the Asians. Lol. Seriously though, when the drizzle started falling down and the gray clouds enveloped the whole afternoon skies, there seem to have no workaround at this point. The Arch de Triumph monument turned from a lively landmark into a melancholic scene, similar to a French post war scene. It’s a distinctive sight to behold, one that’s almost never portrayed in travel books and websites. It’s a dampen view of the historical masterpiece, and somehow along the way, it slowly created its own workaround for itself. The Triumphal Arch held a distinctive kind of graciousness, amid the pensive surroundings. The four arch’s pillars stood tall, just like the history they bring.  The details of the sculptures got more highlighted by the dripping rain it had. Overall, the Arch de Triumph turned out to be a travel triumph after all. Rain may have gotten in the way of things, but it sure added a different spin on how things were supposed to have been seen.

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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