Monday, March 30, 2009

Last of Paris

I promise these are the last pics I will post from Paris. We did have a wonderful trip and I enjoy sharing!

Here is the Eiffel Tower. I only took about 50 pictures of it but it is so famous I couldn't help myself. We didn't go up it this time but did enjoy having a hotel that was very close to it.
At night it sparkles, on the hour for 5 minutes. That was my favorite time to see it.
Here's another famous icon, Arc de Triomphe. It sits at one end of the Champs-Elysees which is one of the most famous streets in the world. It was great to enjoy an evening of walking along and looking at all the shops.
Palace of Versailles was built originally by King Louise XIV in 1682. I remembered the grander from my first visit there back in 1998. It is still very grand and it was very neat to walk around and imagine what it must of been like back then.
A view of the grand canal that was built.
The famous Hall of Mirrors
To make our trip to Versailles even better we were able to have lunch with my friend Kerri. Kerri and I traveled to Paris back in '98 when we were student teaching in London. We had such fun meeting her 2 precious little girls but we missed her son and husband. It was so fun to meet friends in such neat location.

Here's a final picture of Paris, this one is Steve' favorite.