Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Paris In Pictures

What to say about the City of Lights? The history, the romance, the wine, (the cheese!), the grandeur, this city speaks for its self and we had a great time listening in!A gorgeous Paris day, in front of the Tour Eiffel.In front of the glass pyramid at the Louvre, or the "Blade" for you da Vinci code fans.She's such a pretty lady - the Venus de Milo, beautiful even without her arms.I've had a crepe at this stand every single time I've been to Paris! Place St -Michel.


The paps won't leave us alone! Having lunch at Les Deux Magots (yes, the Two Maggots), opened in 1914 is was a popular hang out for folks like Sartre and Hemmingway. Best lunch we had in Paris!

In front of Our Lady, Notre Dame.

Climbing the Tour Eiffel

All those stairs make you hungry! Good thing we had lunch reservations at the Eiffel Tower's Altitude 95 restaurant. (I'll let you guess how high up it is...hint, it's in the name, in meters of course).The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Sadly, they didn't have any reservations available for an upcoming wedding!We got our fill of Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso and the like; Matt in the atrium of the Musee d'Orsay.

On our way to the Moulin Rouge!

Man those girls can kick! We were surprised with front row seats to watch the glamorous (and scantily clad) ladies - no pictures allowed inside, I wonder why?!

On the Champs Elysees in front of the Arc de Triomphe

Enjoying the scene at Sacre Coeur, we climbed all the way to the top of the tallest dome.

At the top of Notre Dame, my favorite gargoyle, ever contemplating, in front of the Pompidou

1 comment:

jim said...

All the walking and stair-climbing surely offsets the calorie intake, right?