|Posted by bigceebee on May 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM|
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words so what follows is the 32,000 word story of our trip to London and Paris.
May 7, 2012
Our chariot awaits at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Just around midnight, Montreal time, 5am, London time
May 8, 2012
U.K. sunrise at 35,000 feet
The Tower of London and I
And, of course, the Tower Bridge
May 9, 2012
Kensington Palace... Nice restrooms in there, I must say
Funky Soho where we had amazing fish'n'chips at a pub called The Green something...
May 10, 2012
St-Pancras International Train Station, London... Destination, Paris...
Rue de Pastourelle, 3e Arrondissement, our neighbourhood for a week
A view from our fourth floor apartment
May 11, 2012
First time one sees the Eiffel Tower is impressive.
Here's how close one gets to the top.
Me... In Paris... On a boat... On the Seine... Priceless...
Our first Parisian sunset...
May 12, 2012
The gardens at Musée Carnavalet
The famous Café de Flore in the St-Germain des Près district
May 13, 2012
L'hôtel des Invalides built in 1670-1679
The Sennelier art supply store founded in 1887 which counted among its customers the likes of Picasso and Cezanne. The bottom photo was taken in the early 1900s... Little has changed.
The Palais Garnier, Paris' premier ballet venue.
May 14, 2012
Pei's Pyramid entrance at the Louvre
Napoleon's throne. They wouldn't let me sit on it.
And, of course, the Mona Lisa
May 15, 2012
Le château de Versailles. Bad home design... The garages aren't even attached...
Musée d'Orsay, where we saw countless works by Degas, Cezanne, Monet and others
Inside view of one of Orsay's massive clocks
May 16, 2012
Notre-Dame Cathedral. Beautiful view from atop but the 400 step spiral staircase is a bitch.
Champs-Elysées from the top of Arc de Triomphes. The climb here was only 286 steps.
Le Penseur (The Thinker) in the gardens of Musée Rodin
May 17, 2012
Home, Sweet, Home...