18 July 2010

paris

I went back home. And no, not Newport. But instead, I was on the streets of Paris again. I was the tour guide for my friends, and it was fantastic to see the city through new eyes again... Thankfully, the language, the directions, the sites, and the culture came back easily. Miss you already!!
Literally RIGHT before it started to downpour rain...

On the Champs de Mars for the Bastille Day Firework Show!! Thousands of people and tuns of fun.
ali, laura, niki, brittany


We didn't plan to match perfectly!!
Top of Arc du Triomphe (fifth time...)

Musee de Rodin
Napoleon's Tomb/Hotel des Invalides
yum.

Chartres Cathedral, after renovation. When I was here in the fall, this was behind scaffolding, so I loved seeing the before and after!

Boat Cruise = Necessary Paris Experience



Before and after Paris, my study abroad group toured Northern France to see WWI sites. And actually, many of the memorials will be used in my Thesis... Here's the Vimy Memorial. We came to it in between rain storms, clouds rumbling with thunder. Thankfully, I arrived at just the right moment to capture these images of the memorial and the surrounding landscape.



Paris, je t'aime.

3 comments:

Ali Sorensen said...

OMG, that is so gnarley that you got to go to Paris again! And it was a pleasure spending it with you!

m spot said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful. Amazing. Beautiful. Incredible. Lovely. Fantastic. Majestic.

mara said...

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