Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bienvenue à Paris

The next morning we were on our way to Paris!  Through the Chunnel!  We sprang for the middle class seats; a table in front of us, a nice big window, and lots of leg room.  The seats on the other side of the table remained empty the whole way so we had the whole little booth to ourselves.  The meal came early on in the ride, and it was quite delicious.

We arrived at the apartment around seven thirty, were given a quick tour by the owner, and then we walked down to the supermarché to pick up a few things like wine, bananas, and the makings for sandwiches.  We were both pretty exhausted so after ham, brie, and dijon mustard sandwiches, we did a little planning of the next couple of days and went to bed.

The next morning Taylor wasn't feeling so great so while he was sleeping a few extra hours, I went to do a little shopping on one of my old favorite streets, Boulevard Saint-Germain.  It eventually runs into Notre Dame, so I got the first view of that as well!

After a quick snack back at the apartment, Taylor and I left for Place de la Concorde.  We got there right as the sun was setting, making for some beautiful shots.

The big ferris wheel and  pyramid thing were temporary holiday additions.  We feel like they kind of take away from everything else, but it was still beautiful.  I was also overjoyed to see some of my favorite lampposts again!

Ahh, I love this part of town.  Old and bustling, and everywhere you look is something cool and exciting.  The Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, the Seine, the bridges, Champs Elysées, old buildings and hotels, and you can even see La Tour Eiffel in the distance.

(photos by e.hunt)

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