(Wow, I actually got around to updating on the 2nd batch of photos!)
Visiting all the major (and typical) Tourist attractions....
1) A beautifully sunny day at the Eiffel Tower:
There are different prices for entering the Eiffel Tower, with the ticket for going right to the top priced at Euro 13.
(So, I decided to give it a miss... especially since I didn't have anyone to share the view with *EMO* Haha...)
Check out the heavily armed man guarding the Eiffel from all the evil tourists! *lol*:
Hmmmm... Do I look dangerous enough to warrant such heavy artillery? :)
2) Walking by the Seine river (perfect on a sunny day!):
It was such a beautiful day that I decided to take a stroll along the famous Seine river... There were many people enjoying the weather there too - whether (also) taking a walk around, chilling out by reading a book or sunbathing at the side of the river. :)
3) Next, the Notre Dame cathedral:
It was a dark and very atmospheric inside, with really beautiful stained glass windows:
The elaborate Gothic facade and interior were really awe-inspiring....
(...but still, my favourite cathedral is still the Unfinished Cathedral in Spain - I love the natural inspirations behind the design)
4) Inside the pantheon (originally a church!), checking out the giant pendulum:
Wah - this pendulum (specifically, the Foucault pendulum) is 67 meters long! and it's quite cool although the exact physics of how it works are completely lost on me.
(Apparently it caused quite a lot of shock/ sensation when it was first put together in 1851 - Even though it was already published before that the world does revolve, probably not many people really believed it because you couldn't actually see it happen).
5) The Arc de Triompe:
The arc looks very unassuming in daylight, but becomes really beautiful at night especially when complemented by the lights of the large tree lined Champs-Élysées avenue:
As I wandered around the area, I stopped to dream in front of the Louis Vuitton store (along Avenue des Champs-Elysees where a lot of the expensive top brands are):
(Apparently it's the biggest LV shop in Europe)
I know, *sigh* it's just all marketing fueled consumerism but the bags are really pretty! - it's not wrong that I wish I could have one, is it? *bats eyelids*
That's all for now but I should be able to round up 1 more post of Paris photos - if you're not too bored of them already? :)
THE REST OF THE SET - J'S PARIS 2009 POSTS:
- Paris 2009, Part 1
- Paris 2009, Part 3
- OR go to J's Main Travel Page for more options. :)
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