3 Days In The City of Lights

Paris photos

I have some more pictures up from my trip last month, these from my 3 days in Paris. From London I took the Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris. The train does a 300 mile trip in 3 hours-not too shabby. Coming to Paris after staying in London was like an overdose of amazing things. Paris is easily one of the coolest cities I have ever been too and definitely the most photogenic. I was in a constant state of awe. It’s also a fairly compact city compared to London and I learned how to use the Metro quickly, so I was able to do a lot in a short period of time.

As soon as I arrived I began to see sidewalk cafes and scooters whizzing around everywhere which instantly told me I was in Paris. I grabbed a quick crepe from one of the street crepe makers. The crepes there were probably the best I ever had and were a big part of my nourishment for most of the stay. My first long walk was a straight line from the Louvre courtyard to the Arc de Triomphe, along the way passing through the Tuileries Gardens, place de la Concorde and Champs Elysees. Walking that stretch was an amazing way to start off a Paris trip. After that I took my first walk along the Seine River, got some dinner and found a cybercafe. The cybercafe that I went to only had French style keyboards which have quite a few keys in different spots. I apologize to anyone who may have got a jumbled email from there.

Some other highlights of the trip….going up in the Eiffel Tower, having great food and wine at the sidewalk cafes, going up to the Notre-Dame Bell Tower, going to the Louvre, viewing Paris from the top of the Sacre Couer and learning that Paris is a damn good place to take pictures. I squeezed a ton into 3 days. I was completely exhausted when I returned to London but it was worth it.

The weather changed fast during my stay, with dark clouds rolling in and out quickly, which actually made for some pretty good pictures.
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