[EUROPE SERIES PART 2/4]
Romance exists where purple skies appear after the sun goes down. Welcome to the city of love, woohoo!
The Eiffel Tower lights up for 7 minutes when the clock strikes 11 and it’s one of those things that no camera can capture the wonderment of (but most of us like to try).
Here’s another look at night life, taken from the middle of an intersection. I don’t think night skies come in the color black here.
Here are a couple shots from a place I forgot the name of. It’s basically a gigantic garden/park that maintains its serenity despite crowds of sightseers passing through it every day.
If England has enchanting doors, France has enchanting terraces.
Even if you’re not a big art person, you can’t help but appreciate the detail that goes into all the architecture here. Look at this! There are human sculptures decorating the arches of the Notre Dame! WHAT!
Again, I forgot where this was taken but the awe in architecture remains the same.
Here’s the Eiffel Tower during the day, with me in front of it LOL
We passed by this large grid of vents where strong air would push upwards from it (due to the subways zooming by underground I think?) and what you had to do was gather a bunch of these butterfly paper cutouts from the ground around it….
And you throw it up in the air and it looks like this!!!
It’s me with the Mona Lisa! Visiting the Louvre Art Museum was probably one of the highlights of the trip. It was the first time I truly appreciated paintings and sculptures and just…these creations were born from a person’s brain…and they’re seen by millions of people thousands of years after they were created! Isn’t that nuts???? All of these facts from AP Euro suddenly made sense to me and it was overwhelming to have something like art and history wrap around me like a security blanket. The best way I can describe it is when you watch a wild movie and then at the end, just before the film fades into ending credits, a “BASED ON A TRUE STORY” line appears followed by a bunch of real life pictures and footage that they recreated in the movie. I don’t know man…it’s crazy.
“Hot dog” = hot dog in a BAGUETTE
Kaitlyn took me on a walk around the street near our hotel so here is her within the some of city’s most charming nooks.
Lastly, here are a couple pictures that I thought exemplified the truest candid shots of enjoyment (featuring my sister and cousins).
POP CULTURE THAT REMINDS ME OF THIS PLACE (A SUBJECTIVE LIST)