Europe Part 1: Paris, “La Ville-Lumière” (“The City of Light”)

My wife and several close friends decided to travel to Europe in February.  We spent a week in a Paris, France and another week in the Tuscan hills of Italy.  Unfortunately for us, Mother Nature decided to hand us one of the coldest February’s of the last 100 years while we were in Europe. In Paris, we still managed to get around just fine on the Metro, while shedding layers as we entered Cafe’s and Stores.

Walking to the Eiffel Tower.  One of my favorite stops, the carousel across the La Seine.  Lucky for me someone decided to ride when I wanted to take a picture.

In front of Napoleons’ tomb.

The spice table of Le Comptoir Colonial in Montmartre.

The Heart of Paris, Sacre-Coeur Basillica.  A very powerful church and the best view of the city.

The View.

Pablo Picasso’s Square – Le BateauLavoir, Monmartre

The lovely bread. Now all I need is my cappuccino.

There it is. Ahh!

The ceiling of Notre Dame de Paris

The Winged Victory of Samothrace – after the Greek Goddess Nike (Victory). Musee du Louvre.

The fruit stand of Hediard on Pl. de la Madeleine

My love, on the train heading to Versailles.

Catacombes de Paris. Very interesting.  6 million Parisians.

My good friend Jason. Frozen at midnight for 10 seconds.

Midnight Shot of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees

“La Dame de fer” ( The Iron Lady). The true light of Paris. Magnificent a night.

The next morning we woke up and continued our journey to Italy.

To be continued….

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3 Comments

  1. Ah this brings back some memories. I enjoyed my time in Montmartre and strolled around to witness the artistic side of this corner of Paris. Eiffel Tower at night was also memorable, especially when the calmly radiant lights turned into flashy diamond-like blinks at around 11 pm. Truly magnificent!

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    1. I completely agree. My favorite part happened to be when I didn’t have my camera of course. Rue Cler is an amazing street. Close to the Eiffel but in its own perfect little neighborhood with amazing shops. Thats where I’d live if I moved there.

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  2. Great post, Tony. Talking of the cold weather, my sister and I were in Paris 2 years ago and it was like -2 degrees. I prefer to go there another season. 😉

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