Friday, September 26, 2014

New Name

The blog has been renamed! Please update any bookmarks and links.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Streets of Paris

Love locks on Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor
Not the original love locks bridge, which is just up the river at Pont des Arts, but close 

Musée d'Orsay

Tuileries Garden

random building we walked by

Victor Hugo's house

Saint-Sulpice Church


Paris Metro

Gare de Lyon
waiting for our train to Switzerland

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paris - Food and Desserts

Other foods and desserts from Paris

liver

pho from Pho 14
Vietnamese food might not be the first thing you think of when you think Paris, but the pho is actually pretty good and worth a stop. Service is quick and brisk.

desserts from Angelina

crème brûlée

macaroons from Pierre Hermé

other desserts form Pierre Hermé

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

The world famous Louvre, one of the most well known museums in the world.

If you don't want to stand in a long line, there are several other entrances besides the main pyramid entrance such as Rue de Rivoli & Pl. du Carousel entrance or the Porte des Lions entrance. You can also enter directly from the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro station.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance. It will cost a couple euros extra but will let you skip the lines.

outside the Louvre

outside the Louvre

the pyramid from below

the large crowd around the Mona Lisa

Les Noces de Cana (The Wedding at Cana)
the largest painting at the Louvre, often overlooked because it is opposite of the Mona Lisa