The sign says La Grande Roue de Paris. The Big Wheel of Paris.
It's set up a bit differently than the typical U.S. ferris wheel. You sit in a circle and if anyone moves much the bucket goes around and around.
Looking at the Louvre:
My company has now departed. I'm trying to get caught back up with my backlog of laundry and blogs.
My friend Siobhan sent me a postcard from her trip to Dublin. The card shows a bottle of Guinness sitting on a window ledge by a bottle of milk. My husband the Guiness lover immediately put it up on the fridge.
Unfortunately Harry Potter still hasn't arrived. Our mail here is very unpredictable - some things we get quickly, others are really slow.
Speaking of books, I can highly recommend Stuart MacBride's Cold Granite. It's a police procedural along the lines of two of my favorite writers Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin. Detective Sargeant Logan McRae is just coming back to work after medical leave and he's having a very bad week investigating missing children and a possible serial killer in Aberdeen, Scotland where it's raining, raining, raining. The author's blog is a hoot and you can see some wonderful pics of the book's setting at his website.