Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Paris Weekend Away

This weekend just gone, I was lucky enough to visit Paris to help celebrate my good friend Robbie's Birthday.  It was a surprise that had been planned for quite some time and to be honest, it worked brilliantly and my goodness, was Robbie surprised.

Below is a collection of some of my favourite pics taken over the weekend.

 
Myself and the Eiffel Tower.  We walked up the stairs to the second viewing floor.  Man, what a workout!  It was brilliant and my thighs were loving every minute of it.
 
 Celebrating Robbie's actual Birthday night at a wonderful Moroccan restaurant near our hotel in the Marais District in Paris.

A photo taken on the walk down to the Eiffel Tower, from the metro.

Myself and the Louvre.  I felt quite happy to visit the Louvre, without actually going inside - but once we were there and we made it inside, it was totally worthwhile.  I am glad that we got to see the Mona Lisa, Cupid and many other things.  It was a great day.

Notre Dame.  When we walked inside, it pretty much took my breath away.  It was just beautiful and huge on the inside.  I was blown away and felt very humbled to be in there.

Here we have the faces of boredom, too hot, claustrophobia, tiredness and just generally over it.  On the way home we were stuck on the EuroStar for over 6.5 hours.  Yes, we were all given complimentary return trips back to Paris.... but to be honest, after being on the train for the length of time we were - I don't want to go on it again for a while.

Have you ever visited a tourist attraction (like the Louvre), just to take pictures of the outside?
Have you been to Paris?  If so, what is your favourite thing to do there?

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great time! Cute pics :D I'm visiting Portland, OR today just for fun. I'll take some pics and eat at some neat places then fly home tomorrow. So yes, I travel lots of places just to take pics, eat food and come home. Maybe one day I'll visit Paris. Off to the airport, hello from the states!

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