Earlier this month I went to Paris for the first time. It was absolutely amazing. Everything is so gorgeous there and there’s a great meal and glass (or bottle) of wine awaiting you around every corner.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from my trip.
The weather was gorgeous most of the 8 days I was in Paris, great for all the walking I was doing.
One of my favourite places I visited was the Montmartre cemetery. I loved all the huge, detailed marble tombstones and mausoleums.
I liked this gravestone the best, and really enjoyed the cobblestone streets throughout the cemetery.
Another place I really enjoyed was the Rodin museum. There were beautiful marble statues inside the museum, but what I liked the most was the gardens outside, which were full of bronze statues and spectacular views.
My favourite piece is this one, called The Gates of Hell. It was so impressive; huge and amazingly detailed.
Here’s another shot of it with a nice view of the surroundings.
I wasn’t planning to go to the Louvre since I don’t like places with big crowds, but ended up going anyway. To be honest, I found the architecture of the outside of the building just as impressive as anything I saw inside. It was beautiful.
While walking up a flight of stairs (oh my goodness, the Louvre has so many stairs), I saw this view through an archway. I thought these marble statues, all covered in plastic, were interesting and looked like they had places to go.
This was one of my favourite paintings from the Louvre. It’s called Pandemonium, by John Martin.
Of course, a trip to Paris isn’t complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Here’s the view from below.
It does look very pretty at night, though I’m not totally sold on the hourly light show.
Everything along the Seine is bathed in a gorgeous golden glow in the evening. It makes for a very romantic walk along the river.
Paris was amazing and I hope I get to go back someday in the not too distant future.
Of course, Paris is also a food lover’s Mecca, so I also took lots of pictures of the great food I had there. Posts on my favourite Paris restaurants will be coming shortly.