Even the inside of the metro train car is covered in art.
A most charming and famous bookstore. Many well known writers and aspiring artists were given shelter here in exchange for their labor shelving books.
The column in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel where Princess Diana tragically lost her life. It happened to be the 13th column.
Hanging inside a coffee shop.
Lost in translation. This is an advertisement for the movie Hangover 3.
We were invited, through my husband’s work, to a once on a lifetime experience while in Paris – a black tie dinner at the Palace of Versailles. This is actually an opportunity that is allowed only four times a year, and only with the approval of the City of Paris. Our extremely fortunate group had the Palace all to ourselves for the evening, free to roam its opulent rooms, gaze upon the perfectly manicured expansive grounds, and to view with awe the beautiful artistic details throughout. The experience in its entirety was not lost on us. It was with extreme gratitude and privilege that we enjoyed this most special evening.
Arrival at the Palace.
Greeted by trumpeters, harpist and others dressed on traditional attire from the time of Louis XIV.
The Hall of Mirrors
Dinner in the Battles Gallery.
A truly unforgettable experience…
Paris truly is one of the most walkable cities. Our hotel is conveniently located in the 9th arrondissement, as well, and we find it incredibly easy to pick an attraction, consult our map, and set off on our way. Today’s destination the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.
Tomb of the unknown soldier.
Stairs in the Arc de Triomphe and images from the top within.
Fabulous views from the top. There are 12 streets that emanate from the Arc de Triomphe like spokes on a gigantic wheel.
After a night flight, we arrive to a beautiful sunny day in Paris. We are big believers in exercise and hydration as a remedy for jet lag. We take to walking the streets to soak it all in, all the while hardly believing that we are there. Together. The two of us.