On 1st and 2nd September, I've been to Paris.
The scene of Paris is very peaceful and healing. I’ve been to several capital city in the world such as Tokyo in Japan, Seoul in Korea, Beijing in China, London in UK, but Paris is the most beautiful city I think. There are many trees in every streets. Buildings are elegant. pic.twitter.com/sleYrJJKOG— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
French Revolution (フランス革命)
I was going to places related to the French Revolution.
This is the place where the Temple tower was. Napoleon broke it. Now here is a very popular park that many people enjoy sunbathing, but “was” a very unhappy place. History is to be changed. pic.twitter.com/v6jC45VakH— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
The Temple Tower is my first place visited in Paris.
After the revolution, there were two parties that forgive the king and not forgive him. The former party was defeated by latter one. Louis XVII was imprisoned in the tower and died in 1795 when he was twenty two years old. Napoleon disliked this tower because this is a sad place, and broke it.
This’s a street live by father and his little boy. It was very funny and at the end of play, people clapped. Very good. pic.twitter.com/LRRM6Hmw8t— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
This’s the Bastille Plaza where Bastille castle was. It was broken already. pic.twitter.com/SDCdpMvknm— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
Actually the meaning of Bastille is just "fortress" so they call it "The Bastille".
Dancing people near the Seine river. Very nice (Sorry I have to hurry to my hotel). pic.twitter.com/jSkg2tzyiX— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
People in Paris seems to be enjoying their weekends very well. They, not only young people but also old people, enjoy conversations in cafes and sunbathing and dancing at many places. They looks very happy, and this city seems very nice to me.
My friend told me that the rhythm of the music is called salsa, and in Colombia they dance it very well.
Yes this’s the City hall. People attacked the Bastille castle and got gunpowder, and then they moved to this City hall. It takes about twenty minutes. No one knew what they were beginning. pic.twitter.com/UxJz5IWi7D— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
Now I’ve got a French bread. Thing to be done is only to go to my hotel. pic.twitter.com/aAqgyKv6aC— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 1, 2018
French bread is very delicious. It's better than other bread because the surface is hard and salty. To tell the scientific background of french bread, the water of the Seine river contains a lot of minerals, and they make french bread very delicious. Therefore, French bread is most delicious in Paris.
This’s the Champ du Mars square. A big historical event was performed by one of leaders of revolution, Robespierre. But I didn’t know the Eiffel Tower is here. pic.twitter.com/VA9OYVBXI0— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
The Cult of the Supreme Being was performed by Maximilien Robespierre during the French Revolution. Revolutionary government didn't support religions but he thought people needs something like religion. Revolutionary government also unified many kinds of currencies and decided scales such as "meter" to be independent from any political or historical power. They had a big ideal, but it was too big.
This is a military school where Napoleon studied. pic.twitter.com/dsfsJ7W1GW— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Napoleon wasn't a excellent student, but he was a great leader of not only battle but also political things such as diplomacy, education, economy, and so on.
Thia is Les Invalides where heavily wounded solders lived as welfare. On the revolution, people got weapons here, and found that they needed gunpowder, and then they went to Bastille. Now this is a military museum. pic.twitter.com/scUlkVpvn8— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
The Museum of Rodin (ロダン美術館)
Mostly I've been to places related to French Revolution, but only one place not related to it is the museum of Rodin.
I’m in the Rodin museum. This statue is very famous as you know. pic.twitter.com/Vl7xoOuZGI— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Of course you know this statue, but he made many other statues, and I was surprised that they are very impressive for me.
Wao Rodins works are very impressive! I haven’t a sense of art, but here my heart is really grasped. pic.twitter.com/yy8uRWFjfN— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Many statues were not only one person but a few persons who are struggling, crying, moving and shouting.
Back to French Revolution (再びフランス革命へ)
These are awful. pic.twitter.com/SeOeCiwfXj— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Luxembourg Palace was a temporary political place.
Luxembourg Palace. There are many runners. pic.twitter.com/DHNHXhwepR— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Luxembourg Plaza. pic.twitter.com/MGURK4WMQr— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decide that the Louvre should be used as a museum to display the nation's masterpieces.
Palais de Royal pic.twitter.com/G6tZhgap6J— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Philippe d'Orléans opened the gardens of the palace to all Parisians and people who have new thoughts gathered here and have discussions.
Palais de Royal pic.twitter.com/vtP7YwJ5Qa— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Palais de Royal pic.twitter.com/IQqptqmaB5— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Palais de Royal pic.twitter.com/T9SOdGqt9D— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
Tuileries Palace pic.twitter.com/KMvAbUhA8m— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
French king moved from this palace to Versailles Place in 1683, but angry people bring Luis XVI returned to here in 1789. He was imprisoned in 1792 because he tried to run away to Austria, and here became political place.
This is the Tuileries Gardens, too. Here is a beautiful place. pic.twitter.com/UEIG2wyagD— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
This’s Place de la Concorde, and “was” called as Revolution Square. Louis XVI was killed here by a guillotine. It was the time no king is in France. But, after this event the revolution went confusing way. pic.twitter.com/kjdny4AgQn— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
I used Uber for the first time. It’s very convenient because you can know where are you and taxi in real time, and you can pay online (I used PayPal), and wherever you are you can call thr taxi. But the appearance of the car is very normal and I can’t find it immediately. pic.twitter.com/bsd6P48RRd— Tatsuro Ueda@UK (@weed_7777) September 2, 2018
I felt that Paris is a special place loved and kept by citizens for a long time. They fought here, and leaders also fought for their ideals. We can still walk through their minds.