Third Stop: Paris
Finally finished processing my 680 pictures that I took in Paris. I know it’s crazy isn’t it? Didn’t think I could take that many pictures in just a few days. I’ll try to organize them and group them for different posts, and no I’m not going to post all 680 pictures!
Our whole stay in Paris was just great in every possible way. It’s was sunny and warm every single day, and in six days we’ve managed to soak in and enjoy Paris in every way we could. I’d say we walked for 6 – 7 hours every day, and needless to say my camera never left my hand.
I actually didn’t realize how big Paris is, I mean it’s huge. Totally different feel from Edinburgh, which felt a lot cozier.
I took these pictures on different days during our stay there. On our second day we took the water taxi down the beautiful Seine river and got off at different stops.
Souvenir shops lined along the rivers and pretty much around any major land mark or tourist attraction.
Working in Academia, my husband couldn’t help notice the the Sorbonne wasn’t very far from our first stop, so of course we took a stroll there 🙂
We managed to take a peak inside too.
We then wandered back and were caught by a golden bridge shining so bright under the sun that you couldn’t help but walk towards it. Turns out it’s the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge that is covered with locks. Locks that tourist couples have written their names on as a romantic gesture to show their commitment.
I’m not sure what this next building is, but we walked by it as we were trying to make our way to the famous Champs-Élysées on our forth day. The colored columns made it stand out even more.
Full of famous designer brands and different cafes, the busy street was packed, which I’m sure is a very ordinary sight in Paris. As many of you know, at the end of it stood the Arc de Triomphe.
A little Louis Vuitton never hurt anyone 😉 You had to wait in line to get in!
Standing so tall and proud, my little sucker to history self couldn’t help but imagine how amazing it must have been for kings and soldiers to march though it on their horses and carriages.
Later that day we made our way to Sacré-Cœur Basilica to meet some friends. It’s a beautiful church that opened in 1914 and is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus.
After climbing a long stairway to get to the building, standing by the fence, you had a first row seat to view Paris from above.