Friday, September 9, 2011

Photo Friday: Guarding the Eiffel Tower

Yeah, my son thought the combat gear and machine guns were extremely cool, of course, but it makes me sad.  Before 9-11 there were no heavily-armed soldiers patrolling the Eiffel Tower, no handbag checks at La Sainte-Chapelle, no airport body scans, and no problem bringing home a couple bottles of Bordeaux in your carry-on.  Comme c'est dommage.

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  1. "Comme c'est dommage" sums it up just about perfectly.

  2. It is amazing that our kids don't know what it was like before-- that you could walk up to the gate of an airport to greet people, walk into a stadium without being searched, and go see monuments without armed guards. :(

  3. That is sad, isn't it? So far, the police are still not carrying guns in Oslo, but I suppose we'll see...

  4. Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.


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