Gare du Nord

This is at the Gare du Nord; the train pictured is the high-speed one I took to Brussels. The sign on the right is an advertisement for a travel company and says, "Pendant que les Anglais sont chez nous, allons chez eux" ("While the English are here in our home, let's go to theirs"). The signs up above are advertising "Morpion," which I'm guessing is a state-sponsored lottery version of Tic-Tac-Toe.

I had a bit of a scare with my credit card: a corner of the metallic band had flaked off and the scanner wouldn't read it when I tried to buy my train ticket. After a few frantic phone calls back to Canada, I tried scraping the flaked bit with my thumbnail, thereby fixing whatever was wrong. I wish all of life's crises were that easily solved.

Au revoir, Paris. Je vous aime beaucoup et je reviendra aussitôt que possible.


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Last updated August 19, 1999