August 29th
2009
written by Alonna

At night the Eiffel Tower twinkles every hour for 5 minutes.  Check out this video I took:

That same night, I decided to take a photo of a person with the Eiffel Tower.  So I turned on my small Canon Point & Shoot camera, and guess what icon it has for night portraits?  A person standing in front of the Eiffel Tower!  It worked pretty good too.

Here’s a few other random photos… the Notre Dame, St. Chapelle (unfortunately the main alter area was under construction, and it was a cloudy day, so the sight was a little disappointing), Sacre Couer, Luxemborg Gardens, etc.

Of course we went to a few museums, but definitely not all of them.  The big ones were the Louvre (we went twice for 2 hours each time), Orsay, and a quick stop at the Orangerie.  Here’s a few photos from that:

The Louvre was amazing and huge.  I loved the Italian Renaissance section, especially Raphael (my favorite shown above), and the Winged Victory was really cool.

4 Comments

  1. Mom Albertus
    08/29/2009

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m having so much fun looking at pictures. The twinkling Eifel Tower turned out better than I expected. The one shot of the Lourve which includes the fence railing really makes one see how huge that place is!! Who was the painting by that I was looking at? Was that in the Impressionist section?

  2. 08/29/2009

    It took me a while to find it, but the painting you were looking at is Monet: http://tinyurl.com/monet-lady

  3. Lori McFall
    08/31/2009

    awesome! i went to paris the summer after i graduated high school and i know i didn’t appreciate everything like i should have. looking at your pictures makes me want to go back!

  4. Sandra
    09/02/2009

    Finally! I get to see the tower sparkling!!! Thank you!
    The rest of the pics are excellent! You have a good eye!