Well, aside from my photos and blog post about the lovely Eiffel Tower, these 17 pictures pretty much sums up my first three (3) days in Paris.
Obviously, I have more in my files, but these are probably the best shots I got. Like I said in my previous post, I probably need another stay in Paris to truly enjoy and understand why people find it really special. We didn’t even encounter many French/Parisians, except our Airbnb host who was married to a British man. We hardly heard them speaking French, which was a bit disappointing because I’d love to hear some pretty French words in person.
Our one day of walking tour was not really enough to see and experience everything. Perhaps in my next visits (crossing fingers!), I will be able to have more beautiful photos. Hopefully, more beauty shots, blogger posts, and food posts – because that’s how bloggers roll supposedly. Lol!
But here, you can see the pictures I took while we were on our walking tour. Some of the other pictures were also from our museum tour of the Louvre.
Speaking of the Louvre, I was always remembering Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code every time I looked in that amazing glass pyramid. The pyramid was originally supposed to be purely made of glass, but because of gravity and some earthly elements like earthquakes and strong winds, the architect decided to install steel or metal within the structure to hold it to pieces. This amazing genius architect was Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.
It’s also notable that it would be a foreign architect who would create an iconic structure in Paris, instead of French artists, architects, or engineers. This modern structure stands in mighty contrast against its backdrop of an ancient palace during the reign of King Francis I. Very creative for such a supposedly creative and stunning place like Paris no less.
Meanwhile, I kinda liked and enjoyed the vibe while walking across the different bridges over Le Seine River. I know it’s a little “touristy”, but it’s about the close I could get to getting that Parisian vibe – whatever that may be.
Someday, I will spend more than three (3) days with you, Paris. I promise I’ll have more time to sit back, relax and enjoy some cafe with butter croissants. I’ll try to get myself a box of Lauduree macaroons, instead of the big ones from Paul (although I kinda enjoyed the big ones better :)). I will also try eating some real French dinner, instead of the Chinese food we had one evening around Galleries La Fayette.
Until then, I will go back to this post to remember what it was like to live like a Parisian for three (3) days. I realized that the only Parisian thing I did while in Paris was to buy perfume and makeup. Lol!
Oui, Paris, I will go back someday. 🙂