The first time I saw PARIS.

by John Waco Jr October. 21, 2020 45 views

On the train from the airport, rumbling through grey and rather uninspiring suburbia, a little rumpled and tired from the long flight, I first saw the Eiffel Tower appearing in miniature in the distance. I had been looking out for it, almost disappointed that it wasn’t immediately visible as I stepped onto French soil. My friend didn’t say anything when she saw me a single tear rolling down her cheek., she smiled and said hello, we walked together, walking along a Paris boulevard, I was in love with every street cafe, every sultry Parisian waiter, until we came to the end of the street and turned left onto the street, we were home she said. I dropped off my bags got a shower and changed and drove straight down to see her family.

The next day, I had to check in to see which flight I had for the next day. It turned out that, I did not need to be in London until the following day. That meant I had two-hole day in Paris. This was the first time I saw Paris.

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

Wonderful images! Love the B&W treatments!
What a thrill that must have been for you to be there, especially as a young man!
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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

My memories are of long hours with on sleep, in my day it
was always the first officer that did all the work and the Captain that tuck all
the credit. That's y I Love Parisfrsunglassesheart

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 1 month, 1 week ago

That seems to be how it works in almost every strictly organized work system! The titular head gets all the credit/honors, while his/her staff do all the actual things that must be done on a daily basis.....right??? 
Looks like you have had plenty of fun, all along the way, though......no????
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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 1 week ago

Yes I have got to admit that be a captain was some the best day of my life, Not all the best days were in the air some of them on the ground.airplane+1sunglasses

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 1 month ago

Being "in charge" has it's perks as well as it's head aches & restrictions.....no???
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John Waco Jr Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month ago

I have got to admit as captain working for PAN-AM I never ones had to put my hand in my pocket PAN-AM pay for everything.

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Jay Boggess Replied to John Waco Jr 1 month ago

Wow! Such a deal!!!
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Mike Linehan 1 month, 1 week ago

#9Great Photos

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