Saturday, August 4, 2007

Paris Streets and Traffic

One of the most amazing observations we discovered upon walking thru the city and viewing the city from the Dome of Sacre’-Coeur was that the streets of this city are NOT formed in grid style. There are NO blocks. Most are streets lead from triangle to triangle. So at intersections there may be as many as 6 or 7 streets meeting the intersection.

If you have ever climbed up the Empire State Building and looked down upon New York City you can find easily the streets and intersections. Not here. It is difficult to recognize or even to locate the streets - just a mass of housing. Very fascinating.

And some really good news – the traffic is never that bad, even in “rush hour” – if there is such a thing in France.

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