We saw the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower (twice), Notre Dame, and the Louvre. Everything seemed very spread out in Paris and very crowded. The trip up the Eiffel Tower took 3-4 hours. It was 15 degrees cooler in Paris than what we were used to in La Garriga or Barcelona. Here are just some pictures of the trip.
Our first stop was the Arc de Triomphe. Once you see it, you walk under the street to get to the actual monument. It is positioned in the middle of the city with a a spiderweb of streets coming out from it.
|Me at the Arc de Triomphe|
|Walked around the corner, looked up, and saw this. We thought we missed it!|
|View from the bottom|
|View from the top of the Eiffel Tower...that is the Arc de Triomphe|
|Just a cool picture of the tower...the bird wouldn't stay out of my shot.|
|This was enough of a reason to go to Paris...Nutella and banana crepe!|
|Notre Dame cathedral and the Christmas tree out front. I'm not sure which was more exciting for me.|
|Me at the Eiffel Tower at night, freezing|
On Sunday, all we had left to see was the Louvre.
|Me at the Louvre|
|The Mona Lisa|
Today is Monday and although I had a full schedule of classes, I did not go to any of them. I am still sick. And while I had fun this weekend, I think the cold air may have been a bad idea, health-wise. I was in the nurse's office getting medicine this morning for congestion. I can't hear out of my left ear. I am not sure if this is a result of the plane ride or the sinus infection. And from all the coughing in the last few weeks, I have pulled a muscle near my ribs...talk about sore! I can barely raise my arms above my head. Let me just say, I will be glad when the plane lands in Nashville in a few days and I can get to a real doctor and few shots!
All of my Paris pictures can be found here: Paris 2011
I have updated my Barcelona pictures too: Spain 2011
And if you missed them, here are my Rome pictures: Rome 2011