Friday, October 11, 2013

Paris {take one}

I want to show you all of my pictures! But that really won't do, there are so many!
We arrived in Paris in the morning, and after a quick bite to eat we rushed off to see as many sites as we could!
 Church near our hotel. There were seriously gorgeous buildings everywhere!
 Notre Dame Cathedral was really impressive. Touring churches may be one of my very favorite activities in Europe.
 Dad napping at a cafe. I swear to you this man can sleep anywhere!
 We walked along the Seine and checked out the oldest bridge in Paris.
 Dad and I outside the Louvre. Thanks random stranger for the pic!
 Love the juxtaposition of old and new!
The one day we left our umbrellas in the hotel room was the only day it rained! We huddled under some trees for a while but then just kept trekking on. 
After darting in and out of shops along the Champ de Elysee (famous shopping, but we didn't buy anything, too pricey!) we ate dinner and went to visit the Arc de Triomphe. We climbed the stairs all the way to the top for the most phenomenal view of the city and the Eiffel Tower!
The views were seriously breathtaking. 
 The next day we returned to the Louvre. Here's the Venus di Milo.
 There was some seriously impressive Babylonian stuff. Pretty much everything was impressive, actually! We only managed to see about 1/3 of the museum, it was sooo big!
 One of my favorites, Cupid and Psyche.
 That night we went up the Eiffel Tower! We climbed stairs up the first two floors. Oof. We were climbing with a cute French couple who were all dolled up, the girl was climbing the stairs in 4 inch heels! At the top I watched them get engaged! So cute!
The next day we took the train out to visit Versailles!
 I never thought I'd see too much gold in my life, but I may have to admit it was a little...gaudy.
 This hall wasn't gold!
 Just a fancy ceiling or two...or twenty.
 Dad and I in the Hall of Mirrors.
 I believe this was Marie Antoinette's bedroom. 
 My favorite part was actually the musical gardens. There was classical music playing throughout the acres and acres of lovely hedges and grass and flowers and pools. So beautiful!
 There were lots of mazes for romantic seductions and political intrigues. I mean, I'm sure that's what they were for, right?
Fountains galore that splashed in time to the music!
And just a simple carriage house that I fell in love with. 
We rushed back from Versailles (and almost missed our train!) and were on our way to Brussels!
But I think I'll save that story for another day. Photo overload, much?
Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. O.K. I was just kidding when I said you could go in my place. I want my money back. Is this the exchange counter or not?? Miss?????