Paris 2017: sights

On this trip we spent a lot of time inside the major museums and a palace, which will have their own posts. In between we wandered around the city enjoying the many Parisian sights, taking full advantage of our metro card.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame near sunset

Pont de Invalides
Pont de Invalides (bridge over the Seine)

Eiffel Tower  Eiffel Tower
we visited the Eiffel Tower twice, for late afternoon and evening photos

Sacré-Cœur interior  Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur was fine for a quick visit, the views of Paris are expansive but you can’t see the Eiffel Tower clearly from the city viewing point

Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge

Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe, 12 (!!!) streets meet at this huge traffic circle

Av. des Champs-Élysées
, complete with guys renting luxury vehicles by the hour

Canal Saint-Martin
Canal Saint-Martin

bubble hair  admiring the art
the street art scene was strong along Canal Saint-Martin

Paris 2017: museums

Musée d'Orsay Wow. Just - wow. The Orsay covers mid-19th century to early 20th century, and simply has so many masterpieces. We visited on Thursday evening when they are open late until 9:45p, and thoroughly enjoyed the 2.5h hours we spent … [Continue reading]

Paris 2017: Château de Fontainebleau

We decided to skip the uber-famous Versailles in favor of Fontainebleau in the hopes of much smaller crowds, and it worked out well for us. The trickiest part may have been figuring out the trains in Gare de Lyon - there are a lot of options, and … [Continue reading]

Paris 2017: introduction

In February 2017 I had an important decision to make - should I share a good deal ($385) on flights from Raleigh to Paris with Leandra? If I did, it would mean returning, and while it was nice enough, Paris hadn't been high on my list of interests … [Continue reading]

20 years later…

Eric and I are celebrating twenty years as a couple today. In 7,305 days we have visited 40+ countries, bought a house, started a business, raised two dogs, and most importantly, fallen in love again and again. Happy anniversary Eric! I wrote … [Continue reading]

A warm weekend in Minneapolis / St. Paul

In late September we flew to Minneapolis to visit friends and explore the area, and lucky us, it was warmer there than back home in NC! The heat made us a little lazier than we might have planned, but we had a good time ping-ponging across … [Continue reading]

Riesling, lost & found

Back in early September (during our trip to Canada) our house-sitter let Riesling out into the backyard unattended and she wandered off. She was missing for three nights and even writing this now I can feel the ache in my chest from the emotional … [Continue reading]