Starting closest to the center (denoted by the A), and at the oldest point on the axis, the main points are:
1. The Louvre (off kilter by just a few degrees)
2. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
3. Jardin des Tuileries
4. Place de la Concorde
5. Champs Elysees (from which one can see both the Grand and Petit Palais and the Palais de l'Elysees, the presidential Palace)
6. Place de l'Etoile, with the Arc du Triomphe
7. Palais des Congress (on the perimeter of Paris)
8. Grande Arc de la Defense
I guess I've kind of known this line existed but never gave it much thought until I stumbled upon the wikipedia page for it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_historique).
So with that in mind, here are the most recent photos:
|Day 11: the Louvre|
|Day 12: Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel|
So I'm working my way down the axis; tomorrow will be the Tuileries; maybe eventually a picture showing how well everything really is lined up (if the weather gets clear enough again to see that far).
So on another note, I applied for a job today with the City of Atlanta. There's probably no chance I'll actually get it, but it's my first "big-girl job" application. It's a milestone. The idea of leaving early is starting to really appeal to me. It would give me a lot more time to set up this whole job-apartment-moving-to-Atlanta thing. And I'm really getting tired of these obnoxious kids. The two of them are so needy and dependent and immature that they are practically special needs children. I don't even hold it against Christine anymore, if they were my kids I'd want someone else to take care of them too. Then again, she did it to herself by raising them that way, so no sympathy from me. But they're exhausting, and I don't know if I can make it another 7 months. Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, I can't find where it specifically said when I'm supposed to be here until. Oh God, I'm trapped...