Saturday, September 13, 2014

Long Journey to Paris

Sorry for the missed post. We had to either spend 20 Euro for internet or go without. We went without... Don't forget we are on the budget tour HAHA.

Yesterday was"bum numb" day as we spent most of the day traveling from Switzerland to France.   Still we enjoyed the scenery from our coach window and the naps weren't bad either!

When we finally made it to Paris we went on the "Paris at Night" tour on the Seine River and through Paris in our coach.  OMG!!!!  What a magnificent city.  In all our lives we never thought that we would see such sites...words just can't describe how it feels to witness the architecture and culture of this city - especially at night.  Truly the city of light.

Cas took these pictures using a night setting on her camera.  So interestingly - it doesn't even look dark - which it definitely was.

 Pont des Invalide bridge.
 The Eiffel Tower in a distance.
 Some of the most exclusive condos in Paris.  (Some rent for 14,000 Euros for one square meter)  In other words, the space around our seat in our coach.
 Musee D'orsay which houses many of the impressionist paintings. (Monet, Manet, Renoir etc.)
 Louvre Museum...OMG biggest building we have ever seen.  Goes for blocks.  Used to be the Royal Palace for the kings of France.  Today it holds more than 35,000 works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
 Notre Dame Cathedral.  Look at the beautiful rose window!!!!
 Side of Notre Dame.
 Back of Notre Dame.
 Bohemian section of the River.  You wouldn't believe the number of people who line the shore of the Seine at night.  In this one spot many young people gather, play their music and dance the night away.  It is not uncommon to see folks laying out blankets by the river and enjoying baguettes, cheese and vino.  So civilized!
 Marie Antoinette and her husband Louis the XX1V was held in this prison during the French Revolution.

 You guys know what this is!

 Ruth and Conrad's 25th Wedding Anniversary.  They are from Winnipeg.  Remember - the photo bomber???
 Marg and Reuben's 33rd Wedding Anniversary.  They are from P.E.I. Thanks for all the laughs!!!


 The Effel Tower "sparkles" on the hour every hour starting at 9 pm and ending at midnight.  This is a picture taken from the Pont Alexandre 111.  Interesting, this bridge is used for many fashion shoots and to our right that is exactly what was happening!!!  Of course, we were asked to join the shoot as we looked so stunning but we had to pass.
 Sorry this is blurry, we were driving. This was the tunnel that Princess Diana died in.
 The side view of Arc de Triomphe
 Champs D'Elysees. If you zoom in on this picture... you might think you can see a ghost. You're not crazy, it really is there but it's not a ghost. It's the reflection of our tour director Bernie!
This is the church dedicated to Mary Magdalene.

4 comments:

  1. Love all the pics especially the 2 of you with the Tower in the background - so glad you are having such a fabulous time,
    xxxxxxx

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  2. Thanks Win...keep the comments coming!

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  3. My comments are so repetitive, gorgeous, fantastic, awesome, love seeing your pictures, you are making me soooo jealous!!! Can't wait to hear all about it in person.

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  4. Lol. Don't be jealous....Italy here we come!

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