Essay on Synopsis Of The Eiffel Tower

1871 Words Aug 14th, 2015 null Page
When planning a trip to Paris, there are certain expectations as to where you’re likely to go. The Eiffel Tower is at the tip-top of this very long list. Other items would include Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, possibly Versailles if you want to explore a bit. But one of the biggest draws is the magnificence of the Musée de Louvre. The Louvre is awe-inspiring, gorgeous, and gigantic. One tidbit I gathered on the boat ride through the Seine was that it was about a kilometer across on the river, and it certainly lived up to that on the inside. Of course, my traveling party just had to go and see Mona Lisa, David, all the famous works of art you can think of.
The gift shop was just as magnificent, and just as expensive. I decided on getting myself a poster of Winged Victory of Samothrace, and a couple more knick-knacks to take home to friends.
When I got to the check-out counter, gifts and card at the ready, I said my temporarily-engrained “bonjour,” and then “merci,” as the worker scanned the items and set them in a bag. As she handed me the receipt, she started speaking in what I considered to be rapid French.
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In the jumbled frenzy of syllables, I thought I might have hear a few couple recognizable words, but beyond that I knew nothing. My four rather useless years of high school Spanish were even less use here, even though the languages all belong in a similar category.
All I could think of…

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