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Déjà vu! The iglide car had seen the Statue of Liberty in New York City over the summer, and now again in Paris!

There are actually four replicas of the statue across Paris, including this one near the Grenelle Bridge on the Île aux Cygnes, a man-made island in the Seine River. This replica of Lady Liberty, which was a gift to America from France in the late 1800’s, stands just under 38 feet high, and faces Southeast toward her American sister.

Photo of the Day.00The Statue of Liberty and the dry-tech box – both international superstars! Wink

Bonjour, iglide car!

Unfortunately, we have had problems with our website the past few days, making updates very difficult. While the blog was on break, however, there was no rest for iglide on tour, which has made it’s way through England and onto France!

The first day in France, we made our way to Paris, where we visited the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, the car couldn’t make it to the top!

Bonjour, iglide car!

The Eiffel Tower is over 1,000 feet tall, and was built as the gateway arch to the 1889 World’s Fair. The iglide car was just one of the more than 7 million that will visit the landmark, one of the world’s most famous, this year alone.

While the car couldn’t climb the more than 600 stairs to the second level of the tower, we took the dry-tech box up to enjoy the view instead.

Bonjour, iglide car!.2

From the second level, we had an amazing view of Paris’ Champ de Mars, the park where the Eiffel Tower stands.

While we were in Paris, we were all lucky enough to meet the godfather of the iglide tour – Sascha! After leaving the tour in August, Sascha has been attending school in Paris, so it was the perfect chance to meet him.

Bonjour, iglide car!.3

We traded tour gifts from both our travels during our meeting at the Place de la Concorde – Paris’ largest public square.

At the end of the day, we made one last stop at the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral.

Bonjour, iglide car!.5

The cathedral is enormous – it can hold up to 10,000 people, and took nearly 200 years to build (1163-1365)!

The “City of Light,” as Paris is often called, is quite a beautiful city, but much too large for us to visit in only one day!

Until next time,

Karl

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Over the weekend, the iglide car took part in a smart car rally, which coinsided with The UK’s Remembrance Sunday, which is held on the second Sunday each November to commemorate the contributions of British and Commonweath militaries, as well as civil service men and women.  Remembrance Sunday, which is marked by ceremonies in most cities and towns, also takes times to pay their respects during a two-minute moment of silence across the region, when church bells ring out across the otherwise silent country.

Coincidentally, today is also Veterans Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day in Canada, so igus and the members of iglide on tour would like to thank all service members who have dedicated their lives to their countries.

Photos of the Day.22A two-minute moment of silence at the smart car rally, held in Hampshire, United Kingdom

Can you spot the iglide car? At the Simply Smart Rally, United Kingdom.