The Eiffel Tower of Paris

 

Paris

 

Paris, one of the magical cities in the entire world, where the new and old are beautifully balanced. The city inspired the artists around the world, and featured in countless movies, literatures, and arts. Paris is, no doubt, one of the greatest cities. During my Runaway Europe trip I visited Paris for five days. I imagined meeting the Hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris, felt like the Phantom of the Opera was watching me behind the Opera house, wanted to peek the Moulin Rouge to see the Burlesque dancers wearing ‘girl’s best friend‘, thought one of these random bar would be the teleport gate to Paris in 1920s and I could meet all the great artists who lived in Paris (just like the movie, Midnight in Paris), remembered the scene from Da Vinci Code at the Louvre Museum, and thought about the romantic ending of Harry and Sally on the top of the Eiffel Tower… wait – never mind,  that was the Empire State Building. A couple got engaged on the top of the Eiffel Tower though, for real. The propose on the top of the Eiffel Tower – that must be in some movie. But anyway everywhere I went, it reminded me of the stories, movies or arts, in a good way.

 

Here I share the photos from Paris, here and there. Five days never felt so short.

 

Notre Dame de Paris from afar
Notre Dame de Paris from afar
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris – Facade
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris on the side
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris – Best angle to see the gothic structure
Glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum
Glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum
Venus de Milo at Musee du Louvre
Venus de Milo at Musee du Louvre
Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum
Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris
Stained glass of Notre Dame de Paris
Stained glass of Notre Dame de Paris
Having Cheese and meat in Paris
Having Cheese and meat in Paris
View from the Eiffel Tower
View from the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
Paris Metro
Paris Metro
Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur
Sacré-Cœur
Moulin Rouge at night
Moulin Rouge at night
Champs-Élysées Paris
Champs-Élysées Paris
Triumphal arch
Triumphal arch
Triumphal arch
At the Triumphal arch
I love you monument in Montmartre
I love you monument in Montmartre
Street art of Paris
Street art of Paris
Marcel Aymé: The Walker-Through-Walls
Marcel Aymé: The Walker-Through-Walls
Pastries of Paris
Pastries of Paris
Maille jars
Maille store – Because I like their mustard!

27 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Best of Paris”

  1. I love all of them! Great job 🙂
    Look at that poor Gioconda (Monna Lisa) assaulted by cameras… funny because when I went there (a billion years ago, ahem) photography was strictly forbidden.
    Ok it’s time to go back to Paris 🙂

  2. I’m going to Paris next year. I’m so looking forward for it. I’m just hoping I’ll have the guts to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower and experience the view. It is fantastic pictures.

    1. Thanks Chris! Paris was one of the most amazing places I’ve been in Europe! Want to go back and explore some more… 🙂 Beautiful place.

  3. West Fork Trail

    Paris has always been my dream destination. Would love to do an urban hike of the city. Your post just makes me want to go all the more. Awesome awesome pics!

    1. Maybe? I was there in the weekdays, so I couldn’t confirm it. Maybe you can check it on their website. The Louvre was busy with the full payment, I can’t even imagine how crowd it would be if it’s free. Oh boy!

  4. Thank you for posting your beautiful photos of Paris. Your comments about the world and your search for “home” delighted me. I, too, had that wanderlust urged on by Judy Collins: “My father always promised us/ that we would live in France/ We’d go boating on the Seine/ And I would learn to dance…” I lived in Paris for two and a half happy years.

    1) The Marcel Amyé sculpture of le passe-muraille: Amyé was such a good storyteller and I love that his character became a sculpture.
    2) Your picture of the Louvre visitors could be part of a series of people barely attentive to that which they claim to be important. The rise of the ubiquitous cell phone camera means not having an authentic in-the-moment experience, in this case with Mona Lisa. What might she think after all those years of pilgrims with eyes only for her?

  5. Its a very lovely trip to Paris….great attractions to visit and spend our weekend time with worthy sightseeings like Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame de Paris and etc.,. For food lovers, Paris is will offer a lot local cuisines that lures your taste buds……

  6. Great pictures. I am French and really appreaciate when visitors enjoy our country. Thanks!,, imlive in Mexico though so great to see this for me….

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