Except the rainy and cold weather, my recent trip to Paris was every bit terrific. With the pleasure to be in Rome Italy early this fall, I think Paris is equally amazing but quite a different city. Originally I intended to visit a couple cities nearby, but ended up spending my entire trip in Paris. There are so much to see, the amazing Louvre, the magnificent Versailles Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the stained glasses at Sainte-Chapelle, Pompidou Center, Eiffel Tower … … The list seems endless. Below I share with you a few pictures I took. Hope you can see or relive the city of lights through my eyes.
P.S. Without taking away the deliciousness of Italian cruisine, I do like French food better :).
The Notre-Dame Cathedral. A Christmas tree is being set up in front of the Cathedral, getting ready for the holiday.
The famous gargoyle at the top of Notre-Dame. He is bored looking at the view of Paris every day.
This one, on the other hand, is not bored at all, but looks surprised.
The pyramid at Louvre.
Venus de Milo at Louvre, her missing arms is a mystery.
Arc de Triomphe
View of Avenue des Champs-Elysees from top of Arc de Triomphe.
Eiffel Tower at night
The city of lights – view of Paris from top of Eiffel Tower. This is the best my point-and-shoot camera can do.
The Chateau at Versailles
Hall of Mirror inside the Chateau.
The Latona Basin, the royal drive and grand canal at Versailles. By the way, this was the only sunny day when I was in Paris
The grand trianon at versailles
Just when I was about to leave Versailles, it started snow while the sunset was still available to see. I guess I only had a partial sunny day in Paris.
The Place Saint-Michel in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
Pompidou Center – the largest museum for modern art in Europe. I am not a fan of modern art but I made time to see its unique architectural design.
The stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle, quite impressive.