We had come to Paris the first time in 2010. My son was 7 at the time. He loved the Eiffel Tower and required us to eat breakfast each morning in the park at its base. After we returned home he proclaimed to all that his favorite city in the world was Paris. Now 8 years later we return. The Eiffel Tower park is in shambles and the tower itself is behind tin walls and barricade fencing. Armed militia patrol its interior base. You have to go they security check points and have your bags screened and searched. The chaos to go up the tower will challenge even the bravest of heart. We travelled around the city using the hop on/off bus and got to see many sights worth seeing and many not. Trash was everywhere. Our favorite restaurant had gone to crap. Everything was different. My heart cried for the city and it’s people. No, for the world! We have lost our freedoms and we now use military might to protect our sacred and treasured national parks, museums, etc.
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