my firsts of august …

My “firsts” of August,

It was beautiful and magnificent.
Mighty!
Tall and big.
I had never seen anything like that.
When I saw the Eiffel Tower the first time, I just flipped.

We were in Paris for a week. Iqbal Rizvi sahab’s French driver was supposed to pick us from our Champs-Elysees – again Rizvi sahabs vacation apartment – to take us to louver museum. And then to St. Peter’s Cathedral.

I told him to just deposit us at the museum and we would do the rest of sight seeing on foot. Like a true French man he would not speak in English , just nod the head to let us know he understood what we were saying. In one full week he never once uttered an English word and did exactly what was told him to do. We were warned about that before hands.

“It is below a french people to adopt another language to talk “

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