Monday, July 13, 2015

Paris - Day 1

We took the train from London to Paris and arrived late afternoon. As soon as we got on the metro, a guy tried to pick-pocket my dad! The metro was crowded and my dad thought someone had accidently bumped into him (there was a guy standing behind him with a backpack.) but then my dad said he felt fingers in his pocket so he brushed it away and when he went to see who it was, the guy was exiting the train. Honestly, the guy is probably lucky my dad didn't catch him or there would've been trouble! Fortunately we told my dad before we left that he needed to keep his wallet in his front pocket. So if you carry a wallet in your back pocket, make sure you put it in your front pocket when you travel!

Anyways, we arrived in Paris, took the metro to where our Airbnb was, got into our room, and then took the metro down to L'Arc de Triomphe. 

It was SO crowded! And it was pretty hot there too. Definitely a change from London!
The Arc was definitely bigger than I thought, and very detailed. It's amazing to think that every single tiny detail had to be hand carved.
La Défense as seen from L'Arc de Triomphe.
While we were taking pictures of the arc, we heard a band playing. We thought that was kind of odd, but then we noticed that the underneath of the arc was blocked off. We noticed that the band was Australian, and we figured it must be an Australian D-day ceremony. So we watched the ceremony for a little while.
After visiting L'Arc de Triomphe, we started heading toward the Eiffel tower.
The view of the Eiffel tower from Palais de Chaillot.
You really don't realize just how big the Eiffel tower is until you are standing almost under neath of it. It's huge! It's definitely something you have to see in person!
Dinner at a French cafe.
We headed back over to the Eiffel tower once it started getting dark. And right as we were arriving it started sparkling! Every hour on the hour the Eiffel tower sparkles for about 10 minutes. It doesn't really show up in pictures, but it looked pretty neat!
We all really enjoyed our first day in France! Paris is definitely a very neat city. I really liked the architecture and the charm.  

Check back on Wednesday for more pictures of our time in Paris!

Have you ever been to Paris? 


  1. Your Paris photos are amazing!!! Your attention to detail is incredible.

    1. Thank you so much! I had such a good time photographing Paris! It is such a beautiful city I wanted to capture as much of it as I possibly could!