Paris – Summer 2005

In 2005 I visited France for the first time with my parents and my sister. We went to Paris for 5 days and had a great trip.

I had vegetables à la greque and creme brulée that tasted like vanilla ice cream. I fell in love with the colourful whimsy of Pylones and saw the wonderful stained glass windows of Notre Dame (An obsession of mine since watching Disneys “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”).

I went to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower (My vertigo suffering sister and mother refused to go further, my father was somewhere else in Paris in search of a bookstore).

I went to Louvre and saw Mona Lisa, along with so many other paintings. I saw l’arc de triomphe, La Grande Arche de la Fraternité and walked down Champs-Élysées.

We had lunches by the Seine and saw the Sainte-Chapelle, which was breathtaking.

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Alchemy has always fascinated me. Paris has named a street after famed alchemist Nicolas Flamel.

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Along the Seine were many small booths selling paintings, old books and magnets One of them also housed a sparrow..

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Musée d’Orsay is located in an old train station. They have kept the wonderful clock.

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I have always loved Monet. A lot of his pictures can be seen in Musée d’Orsay.

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Liberté – Egalité – Fraternité

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In highschool I read a book called “La sorciere de la Rue Mouffetard”.

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The beautiful Notre Dame

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Standing in line for ice cream.

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My very own metro station!

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Tourist train.

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In the Eiffel Tower.

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View from the Eiffel Tower.

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Towering.

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L’arc de triomphe,

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Louvre.

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Louvre.

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Rainwet Paris.

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Photogenic duck.

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Tea break in the rain.

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The breathtaking Saint-Chapelle.

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Paris in the rain.

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Streets of Paris.

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Stained glass windows of Notre Dame.

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Notre Dame.

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Iconic Metro sign.

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Sister by the Seine.

 

 


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