Sunday, August 12, 2012

London Olympics: French National House

Along with the Brazil National House I also visited the French National House, which was located within Old Billingsgate Market.

Alas it turned out the main part was only open to the public before 7 pm and, yes, that's when I arrived. And so with a very Parisian shrug of the shoulders I was told it was closed.

Just offshore they had moored the ship Belem, a lovely three masted barque:
I'd already seen Belem, the day before the Olympics started, when I'd sailed on the tall ship Maja. With typical Gallic style it went through Tower Bridge with all sails up (top).

But despite this beautiful ship France wasn't my favourite....

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