Friday, August 26, 2011

Paris Pics!

I know it's been a few days since I posted about getting back from Paris and several times I thought about blogging, but I've been lazy so I didn't. This heat we're experiencing right now in Italy makes me want to do absolutely nothing. I'm lucky to clean and get my Crossfit workout done.

So without further ado, some of the Paris pics that I've actually edited. I still have about 1300 pictures to sort through and possibly edit.

Sacre Coeur church in Monmarte. Gorgeous church, but shady people on the way to seeing it. It also looked very pretty near sunset, but unfortunately I didn't find it safe to go up around that time and take pictures. Perhaps next time when Sean is with me.

A cute little shop that sold pastries in Monmarte.

Cute little cafe in Monmarte. I loved all the cafes like this, I wish we had more of these in the States.

This was in the cemetery in Monmarte. I thought the crow/raven/whatever it is was too perfect with the cross not to take a picture of.

Again, this was inside the Monmarte cemetery. I loved this door. So much character, don't you think?

One of my first views of the Arc de Triomphe. Oddly, seeing it made my misty-eyed and I have no idea why. Even the Eiffel Tower didn't have that effect on me.

Visiting Laduree (home of the famous macarons) was on my list of must-dos and I did it the second day. I was NOT disappointed by the taste of these. Perfection. Seriously.  From L to R I had: 2 salted caramel, Rose, Pistachio, Coconut, Raspberry, Orange Blossom and Chocolate. Salted caramel was my favorite, followed closely by Rose.

I had a few brief moments of blue skies when I was in Paris and on one such day I booked it to the Tuileries Gardens to get pictures of some of the activity within it. There were several rides and a mini-carnival set up on one side of it and they made for some great picture taking material.

The Eiffel Tower in all its glory. I didn't get very many pics of it during the day, I took tons of it at night. It was so beautiful when it sparkled on the hour, but it didn't really translate to pictures as well.

The wait to climb up Notre Dame was over an hour, but because I really, really wanted a bird's eye view of Paris and a shot of the famous gargoyles, I went ahead and waited. After seeing this shot, I was glad that I did.

The last few times I've been on vacation, one of my main objectives is getting night shots of some of the famous landmarks.  This trip I wanted to get Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. I'm happy to say that I succeeded in that quest.  Notre Dame is just gorgeous at night and I walked around the whole thing just trying to capture it from every angle.

Well, that was a preview of some of the many pics I took while in Paris. Look for at least one or two more posts with more pictures! And...for a bit of shameless self-promotion, a lot of pictures you see in this post will be appearing soon in my Etsy shop.


Julie said...

I love all your pictures!

Abbie said...

Oh how pretty! I especially love the one taken from the top of Notre Dame! Totally worth the wait! I'm so jealous!

Jessica Lynn said...

gorgeous as always!!!

Becca said...

Oh, wow, those pictures are amazing!! I wish I'd seen the tower at night. I too, found the Arc more moving than the tower. You definitely need to go back again.

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

I swear you take the most spectacular pictures!! Those macaroons look TDF!

The Kellys said...

Beautiful pictures!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh I love these! They look great!

Kelli said...

Oh My Gosh, such beautiful pics!!!

Rachel said...

It sounds like you had a great time & got some really great pictures. I have an Eiffel tower picture that looks just like yours!