…and so tired! Nothing like suffering through jetlag on your first day back at work. The trip was amazing. I loved (loved) Paris. Anyways, so many highlights – I can’t wait to share the photos! The Louvre at Night, taken with my iPhone
My last day in Paris, I went to Cafe de Flore to channel Sartre, soak in the atmosphere, and write in my journal. I was especially excited when I ended up sitting next to a certain well-known New Yorker staff writer!
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I wasn’t originally going to take night photos of the Louvre. But walking through on the way to the Metro, the “golden hour” lighting was too good to pass up. I ended up staying for dinner, and more photography of the Louvre Pyramid.
I was mixed on whether to hunt down the “Mona Lisa” inside of Louvre – I had heard the crowds take all the joy out of it But once inside the museum, it’s kinda hard to resist such a famous painting. Especially with all the "This Way to the Mona Lisa" signs. The Louvre allows people to take pictures inside. Which I love. But it definitely seemed like most folks were just PhotoOp-ing, and not really looking at it. Anyways, I really liked the “Mona Lisa”. Photos of it don’t do it justice. Some paintings just …
I arrived in Paris on Bastille Day. Unfortunately, it meant that I missed the morning parade (and the Balls the night before). But I did get to see the Champ de Mars fireworks! (click to see large size)