Firstly, thank you so much for your welcome back messages!

We had to get up at 4.45am in order to catch Eurostar London - Paris. I was so tired I slept all the way there. We came out of the station at 10.30 to a beautiful morning in Paris. We spent the whole of the first day walking (hand in hand - such a cliche!!!!) everywhere. Big smiles on our faces and the excitement of unfamiliar sounds, smells and sights...




We walked down the Champs Elysees all the way to the Eiffel tower. The tower for me is just so beautiful..from a distance it looks so small, yet when you are standing underneath this massive structure its intricacy in contrast is just amazing. But then, all the architecture in Paris is full of stunning details.



I couldnt stop looking up at the buildings...and i loved their wide facades with repititions of windows and beautiful railings.

repitition


I had a list of places to visit from Marieke and Gwen...we went searching in the evening and 3cm on the map didnt seem far to walk :) but it was far and we got lost and we ended up crying with laughter at 10.30pm!!! Rami doesnt trust my map reading anymore...and i dont either!!!


the old in the new

After miles of walking and looking up different Rues, we realised that so many of the places recommended were closed for the summer holidays - but we had a lot of fun looking.

7 Comments:

  1. platinum blonde said...
    these photos are beyond gorgeous!!!
    lisa s said...
    love your take on the eiffle.... and i was seriously laughing at 3cm doesn't seem far on the map !! :D
    cruststation said...
    Beautiful pictures, sounds like a romantic day of sightseeing and walking :) The map reading thing is so funny...
    AnastasiaC said...
    oh you know how to make a girl jealous!! haha!
    beautiful pics Julie...love the sculptured boy...did you walk across Pont Alexandre III...such a beautiful bridge!!! sigh...
    amisha said...
    such beautiful architectural photos julie! walking hand in hand with the one you love, getting lost and laughing... it is the best!! :)
    xox
    simple me said...
    this brings back wonderful memories walking in Paris all day long with Fernando.
    last time we also caught the first eurostar train but I couldn't sleep. I wanted to see the scenery when we crossed the tunnel and arrived in france.
    yes architecture in Paris has amazing details. that was something that struck me too.
    I had to laugh at the idea that 3 cm in the map was not far :)
    Marieke said...
    Hi Julie, hope my tips didn't make you guys lose your path completely! :-) At least you were laughing about it and not arguing!

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