|Blazon of the day - on a Z6400 series electric train at Versailles Rive Droite.
We bought a quick lunch and walked into the grounds of the Chateau, There were evidently a lot of tourists visiting Versailles, and many had rented four person electric golf carts to get around - not a good idea as many parts of the grounds were formerly a long way off for the average tourist. The trianon and the lake are now within easy reach.
|This is as close to the chateau with its screaming hordes as we came.
|There were a lot of magpies in the fields with the sheep. They rode on the sheeps' backs which caused some annoyance.
|On the way back we ran parallel with a train from Normandie with this locomotive in push mode.
This evening we attended a concert at La Madeleine. The performance was of the Mendelsohn Psalm 42 and Beethoven;s Ninth Symphony (The Choral). The venue is superb but the acoustics can be difficult at times, particularly during the loud passages. At the end of each section the echo lasted a second or so. Nevertheless it was a very good performance that we both enjoyed.
The metro with a change at Saint-Lazare got us there and back in very good time.
|Paul Kuentz, orchestra,chorus and soloists taking a bow