ok. so, this is a huuuuge post containing 45 photograph's from my trip to paris last week. no, really, tons of pictures. but i like them. considering i took 926 photo's all week, posting just 45 is definitely me on restraint, eh? ;)
so.. click if you think you're ready for it. i do like all of these quite a lot. i might add some text tomorrow, gotta sleep now.. :)
how spring is this? i loved this tiny park area.
_flowers_! oh, they were everywhere. even though the weather fluctuated heavily (we had rain, hail, sunshine, light snow and heavy winds.. each weather lasted 5-minutes/an hour, and then switched to something else. it was so funny), it was definitely spring.
sooo goood. especially the slightly burnt bits.
...but this stuff was better. i grew into such a patisserie-addict.
...i had an eclair for breakfast every morning, hehe! and smuggled 6 eclairs with me home. insanely good.
i just wish i could see the gargoyles better and more up close. can you believe all that detail? so amazing.
i lit a candle for my grandma. i just think she would have liked that. i lit another for jesper at sacré-coeur.
there was a service going on in notre dame, complete with insence and ladies singing etheareal opera hymns and everything. very moving. i recommend going there on a sunday night for that experience alone, and i'm not even religious.
my hotel was just a bit further down the street from this (as in "behind" me, when i was taking this picture). how amazing was this view?
montmartre certainly has a very different vibe during the day than it does at night.
...so, did you know that paris-people like to drink wine? haha. hey, at least they attempt to recycle..
montmartre! such a wonderful area. :D
view from the observation deck at sacré-coeur.
..speaking of which.. unfortunately, you can't take pictures inside, but do try and visit, it's stunning. the main ceiling is an enormous artpiece that is really huge to take in. i just walked around with my mouth hanging open the entire time.
i had wine, like, every night. this is noteworthy because i normally hate wine and never drink it, but i figured i'd see if maybe i'd feel differently when in paris, having experienced european wine-drinkers around me. they did order wine that i actually liked, but i would still never order it on my own. eh, i prefer water, what can i say? this dutch waitress was adorable, though.
some of my fellow trainees, sorting out our bill. we went to tiny restaurants every night and they helped me order all sorts of french dishes. i had confit de canarde (duck) several times thanks to them, and really liked it. oh, and the cheeeeses. sigh.
my group by moulin rouge! :) that's our trainer, fannie, with the glasses and black coat on the far left side. she was awesome, and very french.
...yes, i totally watched my moulin rouge dvd the night before i left for paris, hehe.
oi. walking from pigalle to anvers, where my hotel was. as i told the group that walked me home, i was grateful for their company because it'd probably sound "bad" if i disappeared in this particular neighbourhood. :) hey, at least it's colourful and to the point.
pont-neuf!! i was so happy to see this, as i love the film les amants de pont-neuf. i'm such a geek. :D
the louvre. of course, i didn't know that at the time, i was trying to find the louvre and didn't see a sign, and took a picture of this building because it was so huge and pretty, and then went "oooh.. it IS the louvre."
sigh. so gorgeous! and i loved the moon. :D
just look at all that detail - insaaaane. :D
this was the main thing i wanted to see. i adore this piece. i saw the mona lisa as well, but, er, i never liked it much (and saw several other pieces i prefer). this piece was just as amazing up close as i had hoped. sigh.
kind of hard to take a unique picture of this, but eh, it's venus de milo. can't ask for more. :)
the eiffel tower was definitely the most stunning at nighttime. i took sooo many stupid pictures. i just couldn't get enough of the curves and all the details. i only went to the second floor because it was cold and i didn't feel like waiting 40 minutes to go all the way up to the top, but whatever. second floor was cool enough.
i made sure not to leave any objects behind.. haha.
i was so excited when the lights started flashing all over the tower for 10 minutes - it was like being inside fireworks. so cool!