As much as I love to stand and gaze up at la Tour Eiffel, these incessant souvenir vendors detract from the ambiance I want to savor! The only way I've found to keep them at bay is to point my camera in their direction. I've been cursed in French many times, and for once I'm happy my grasp of the language is so poor!
Blog emergency: Our friend Peter at Peter's Paris needs some help. Last night, his blog of 3 years disappered! If you have any expertise or can offer advice email me and I"ll pass it on to Peter.