August 29th
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.


  1. Mom Albertus

    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:

  3. Lori McFall

    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

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