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Monday, July 25, 2011

Le Tour de France

So I really enjoyed watching Le Tour de France for the last week or so. I previously thought watching cycling on TV was boring, but how wrong I was!

The scenery as these athletes climbed and descended the Alps was stunning and marvellous. The athletes were physical specimens with great endurance, skill and stamina.

And so on to last night where they fought out the final stage at the Champs Elysees, where some of the most famous landmarks in France lie. The aerial views of the city of Paris were amazing! 

I saw the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, a stunning building. I also observed the famous Arc de Triomphe. The cyclists also cycled past the Tuileries Gardens which sit opposite The Louvre.

Fans of Dan Brown will feel rather well-acquainted with Paris from reading The Da Vinci Code. Brown describes action in the Tuileries Gardens and at The Louvre.

Seeing these live images and monuments last night, brought The Da Vinci Code flooding back and I feel like reading that great novel all over again now that I can really place these locations in my head.



Anyone else enjoyed watching Le Tour de France?






11 comments:

Last Days said...

I still haven't seen the movie the Davinci Code yet! Is it good?
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Duncan D. Horne said...

The movie is good but it doesn't compare to the thrill of reading the book!

Thanks for coming along!

Diego Sousa said...

i'm watching! it's great! great blog BTW, + followed

Duncan D. Horne said...

Hi Diego Sousa, it's great to have you along! Thanks!

The Bending Enthusiast said...

I am a fan of la tour de france and dan brown books, great blog

GMSoccerPicks said...

I enjoyed watching the Tour de France accidents. I know im a douche, but there was no way to change the channel when i saw how bad those guys get hurt when they fall. Its sick, i know.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Duncan D. Horne said...

The Bending Enthusiast, Come At Me Bro, thanks for your comments and for stopping by!

GMSoccerPicks, I must admit, the crash where the guy was thrown off his bike by the car and ended up upside-down in the fence was amazing!

GENETICS said...

I like the tight spandex and bulging thigh muscles! Too bad Armstrong doesn't bike anymore after the Provigil scandal. I would watch him all day long!

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Orang3 said...

didn't saw the movie yet, it's a thing I have to do xD, by the way, you have a new follower sir!

Duncan D. Horne said...

GENETICS, you watch it for the men and their bodies I see!

Orang3 thank you for following! Go see the movie :)

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