Personal,  Travel

Paris Pt. I

It’s been nonstop work from the second we landed back in Boston, so it’s about time I post some more photos from our trip to Europe. I just realized also as I’m making this blog post that I forgot to post about Savisse and Geneva…so…we’ll swing back around at some point.

Our trip was broken up into two parts. Road trip-ing around Switzerland (Lucerne, Locarno, Zermatt, Savisse, and Geneva), and then staying with my parents in Paris. They are currently on their way back from a one month stay in Paris and graciously invited us to stay with them for a few days. They rented a small one bedroom apartment in the heart of the city. Their apartment was close to so many restaurants and right near the Odeon subway stop.

Since we were there for four days, I’ve split Paris into two posts. This post is the first two days where we saw Notre Dame, the Ar de Triomphe, the Musee de Armee, The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Versailles.

We spent the first couple days as you can see hitting all the tourist attractions, and then the second two days more relaxed doing more walking around the city.

Versailles was insane. We unfortunately weren't able to get inside because we have a pretty low tolerance for waiting in lines but walking around the gardens was incredible.  Versailles was insane. We unfortunately weren’t able to get inside because we have a pretty low tolerance for waiting in lines but walking around the gardens was incredible.

Notre Dame was so pretty and surprisingly the line to get in wasn't bad. Every half hour over the loudspeaker they would say Notre Dame was so pretty and surprisingly the line to get in wasn’t bad. Every half hour over the loudspeaker they would say “SHHHHHHHH” and then asked everyone to be quiet in ten different languages. The Arc de Triomphe  The Arc de Triomphe The Musee de Armee. My attention span for museums caps at 2 hours, which is sad seeing that I came from art school. It was a pretty incredible museum and HUGE.  The Musee de Armee. My attention span for museums caps at 2 hours, which is sad seeing that I came from art school. It was a pretty incredible museum and HUGE.

The dome over Napolean's Tomb.  The dome over Napolean’s Tomb.

Napolean's tomb is in that dome. I wonder if he's really in the tomb or if we're all being pranked and just staring and photographing at an empty box. Napolean’s tomb is in that dome. I wonder if he’s really in the tomb or if we’re all being pranked and just staring and photographing at an empty box. The Louvre. We went at opening, intending to get there when it was The Louvre. We went at opening, intending to get there when it was “less crowded”. Our low tolerance for lines though took the best of us and we opted to walk around the city instead.

The Eiffel Tower was pretty incredible. There were thousands of people which made it less so but once we were able to get away from the crowd it was amazing to just marvel at it.  The Eiffel Tower was pretty incredible. There were thousands of people which made it less so but once we were able to get away from the crowd it was amazing to just marvel at it. The Eiffel tower also had this stunning bronze sheen to it when the sun hit it just right.  The Eiffel tower also had this stunning bronze sheen to it when the sun hit it just right. Versailles  Versailles Walking around Versailles Gardens was amazing but also exhausting. The place is huge. We saw people driving around in golf carts...which is so smart.  Walking around Versailles Gardens was amazing but also exhausting. The place is huge. We saw people driving around in golf carts…which is so smart.

We didn't go in but I walked up to the golden gate and shot through.  We didn’t go in but I walked up to the golden gate and shot through.

This is a book store dedicated entirely to photo books! It was down the street from where my parents were staying.  This is a book store dedicated entirely to photo books! It was down the street from where my parents were staying.