The weather has been pretty amazing, with no sign of rain so far and sunshine all day long. Before this blessing disappears for the remainder of my time here, I am heading to every vantage point within the city to snap the view before it falls under cloud and fog.
Today I trekked up to Montmartre to the Sacré Cœur. By trekked, I mean I used my metro card and got a free ride up the funicular to the top to avoid the 300 odd stairs. It was a move that all exercise-hating people will back me on. Despite visiting the Sacré Cœur a couple of times in the past I’ve never been inside. With no time restraints this visit, I headed inside and saw the incredible interior. Unfortunately you were not allowed to take photos which is understandable. Now since this instruction was plastered literally every meter throughout, I was one of those disapproving people making the “tsk tsk” noise audibly at those who weren’t following the rules- seriously, your Instagram followers won’t ever know you went inside so put your phone away idiot. Some things are sacred.
For a nice change from the accordion playing gypsies on the metro there was this harp player. Who was wonderful. I sat and listened for a good old while and watched my fellow tourists enjoy the view.
** I did however walk down the stairs. I was so proud of myself when I didn’t feel any pain until I had to walk up the five sets of stairs to exit my local metro station 2 hours later. And ouch.