Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paris

What did we do in Paris........walked, walked, walked and walked.  We stopped to snap pictures and eat, but we spent most of our time walking around, exploring and taking in as many sights as possible while enjoying the sunshine.  The forecast for our three days in Paris was wet and in the mornings when the sun burned off the clouds we took advantage.  Since we only ventured into the Musee d' Orsay we will definitely be returning to Paris sometime to check out the Louvre and other museums that we skipped to take in the nice weather.  A truly amazing city with so much history.
                                                             

Day One:  Started at Notre Dame
Crowded and beautiful - so much to look at inside this famous cathedral

Break for planning session and lunch

Onto the Louvre - the architecture is as impressive as the art collection  inside (I assume)

The rain - luckily - passing over us 

The Tuileries Gardens - one my favorites 
The Arc d' Triomphe and all the chaotic traffic - glad we weren't driving

On our way to check out The Invalides 
The bridge over the Seine by the Invalides

The Eiffel Tower at dusk - my favorite picture

Trying to get Hannah to look at the Eiffel Tower
With the lights going off - amazing to see

Day Two: Rain skipping over us again - so lucky!
Notre Dame from the Seine
Hydrating on the river boat and taking a break from all the walking
Taking in all the art at the Musee d' Orsay
Enjoying a view of the Seine

Last Day: The Opera - didn't want to miss it -  too bad it was closed to visitors

Rocking out on the train home