August 25th
2009
written by Alonna

I really love Paris!  This city is just so pretty.  There’s not really any better way to describe it, it’s just really really pretty.

Our first day here was awesome.  We got up early and headed straight for the Eiffel Tower.  It is so cool to see in person.  I thought it might be one of those places that you expect to be amazing but when you see it it’s disappointing.  It wasn’t one of those places.  We rode the elevators all the way to the top.

Eiffel Tower Group photo with the Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower View from top of Eiffel Tower Alonna Looking down from the top Looking up from level 2 Arc de Triomphe on the left Ben and Alonna

After a picnic lunch nearby, we visited Notre Dame.  Somehow I didn’t manage to get any good photos of it.

That night we went to Champ Elysee and Arc de Triomphe at sunset, which was really cool.  We attempted to walk to the Eiffel Tower from there, to see it sparkle (every hour on the hour the entire tower sparkles, it’s AWESOME).  Well, we got to the viewing area (Trocadero square) like 2 minutes late.  Oh well, another night.  Still, I got some good night photos of the Arc and Eiffel Tower:

Robin at Arc de Triomphe Arc de Triomphe at night Arc de Triomphe at night Arc de Triomphe at night Eiffel Tower at night

We’ve been really busy in Paris, but it’s been a blast.  Tomorrow (Wednesday) we’re headed for Versailles.  Au revoir for now…

2 Comments

  1. Sandra Capri
    08/26/2009

    Wow, what amazing photos! And the nighttime ones are breathtaking!!! I can’t wait to see your Versailles pics.

  2. Amanda Scott
    08/26/2009

    Just checked the blog! Looks like you’ve all been having great travels thus far – a great start to your adventure!
    Ah Paris…by far my favorite city during my post-college backpacking trip. The food…the sights…the wine…hard to beat! Sip a glass for me! Bon Voyage!