Friday, September 20, 2013

I went to Paris and all I knitted was...

One cowl

and 2/3 of one fingerless mitt

I thought would have knitted at least two cowls, but I guess airplane knitting goes slower than I thought. In the meantime, here are some photos from my trip to the City of Light.

A classic view from the top of the Arc De Triomphe looking down over the Champs-Élysées. Everyone takes one of these shots.

Pastries! These are from the ever-so-famous Ladurée pastry shop. I didn't buy any fancy pastries, but I did get some macarons.

This is a fountain next to the Centre Pompidou. Every one of those art pieces squirts water in one way or another.

The stained glass windows in Saint Chapelle.

The view from the Eiffel Tower at the top.

Here I am standing in front of the mother ship Louis Vuitton store. No, I didn't buy anything. I did go in and look around though. If you're a Louis Vuitton fan, it's definitely worth a visit.

A steam punk dude

Shopping in the ever-so-trendy Marais neighborhood. We stayed off of Place Bastille, which is on the eastern border of Le Marais.

A ginormous line waiting for take-away (ooh, I just said "take-away" instead of "take-out") at what must be the most popular falafel shop in Paris. This is in the Jewish Quarter which is in Le Marais. This was on Sunday, which is a very happening day in the Marais neighborhood. This also happened to be on the Sunday after Yom Kippur so I don't know if that added to the crowds or not.

Walking along the Promenade plantée

Jardin du Luxembourg

A view from the sixth floor of the Galleries Lafayette department store. (It's free!)

And of course, the Eiffel Tower

Paris is lovely, but not nearly as lovely as portrayed in Woody Allen movies. I re-watched Midnight In Paris on the return flight and I liked it better this time around. I don't know if it's because I just left Paris or because I was stuck on a plane with nothing else to do. I'm happy I didn't develop Paris Syndrome!

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