Despite having worked on the Champs Elysees for two years, this is the first place I’ve worked from which I can see the Eiffel Tower from my place of residence.
(Look hard. Centre of the pic.)
This isn’t even ‘Paris’ to a true Parisien – too far outside the central arrondisements. But it’s nonetheless good to be back in a) non-academic work and b) in the city of lights, and I can find glamour in the least elegant of travel experiences. No business class here – BHX-CDG last night was on a noisy little prop plane (I’ve JUMPED out of bigger planes than that) and after I hit Paris Nord I had a long, long Metro ride into the suburbs where my client’s located. Can’t complain though, because…
…I miss this stuff.