So I went to Paris over the weekend. It was chaotic! You'd think it wouldn't be as busy during the later winter months but it was packed. I can't imagine what it's like in the summer but I saw everything I could pack in a weekend. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Champs Elysee, Arc de Triomphe, Montmatre, Versaille...you name it! I am still feeling the pain, I walked 14 miles the first day and 9 miles the second so I definitely got some excercise in but it was a cool first experience in France. Even cooler was that my hotel was a block away from the Eiffel Tower in the 7th district. The people were all very friendly and language was not a barrier at all. Then again I was so used to hearing Italian I found myself answering back to people in Italian by accident! Considering how big Paris is (14 metro lines!) getting around was very easy and I never got lost. Well here are some pics from my weekend in Paris...
It's me in front of the Arc De Triomphe. I am on the Champs Elysee.
Winged Victory at the Louvre. This is a timelapse shot taken from across the hall.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The Eiffel Tower lit up at night with view of Pont d'Lena
I especially like the last picture which is the panaromic shot. This was taken from the top of the Arc De Triomphe. I basically took a series of pictures and stitched them together on my computer. Very cool feature.