This is an unapologetic photo post, just to warn you in advance.
I just returned from my first visit to Paris (Disneyland Paris doesn’t count!) and had a fantastic time. It feels somehow sad that it took me until now to visit a place whose language I studied twenty years ago. Especially given the proximity to where I’ve been living for the past 7 years, but it’s not for want of trying. Over a year ago, my husband booked us a trip as a late birthday gift but I wasn’t able to go in the end because the Home Office had my passport from having applied for a new visa months earlier. But I made it this time. Hoorah!
So to celebrate, I had champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower, toured the Palais Garnier and scored 10-Euro tickets to the opera (Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri) which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, stalked Erik (just kidding. Sort of), ate crepes and baguettes and pain au chocolat et café au lait, visited Notre Dame during an Easter Sunday mass, toured the Catacombs where 6-7 million Parisians rest, climbed the 300 steps to the dome of the Sacre-Coeur, saw Moulin Rouge, the Seine from all angles, the mini Statue of Liberty, the Louvre, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe… phew.
Oh yes, and saw lots of American tourists wearing b&w striped shirts and berets. *cringe*
Commence the photo deluge!!
Until next time!