Shalisa in our Hotel Window
So after we hopped on our train from Brussels in the morning, we arrived in Paris around noon. The first thing we did was head on over to our hotel. Our hotel was on Rue Rivoli which connects the Bastille to the Louvre, so it pretty much runs right down the heart of Paris. We were 2 blocks north of Notre Dame and about 4 blocks east of the Louvre.
After we got our bags unpacked and got our bearings we headed off on our first trip in Paris. We headed off to the Carnavelet Museum. This was a museum that covered the history of Paris from the early middle ages up to present day. It was a good first stop because it sort of got us oreinted and we had a better idea of what things were the rest of our trip.
After grabbing a sandwich we headed off to the signature landmark of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. We took the elevator up to the top and spent a good hour or so snapping pictures of Paris from the top of the tower. We took pictures all the way around, but I thought the best pictures were those of the Seine River. We then hung around up at the top of the Tower for quite a while, waiting for the sun to set and the lights to come on. After sitting at the top of the tower for about an hour we headed back up to the observation deck and got to take in the beauty of Paris at night. The whole city was aglow and the Seine at night was especially beautiful. After snapping a bunch of pictures and losing all feeling in our fingers from the intense cold (and yes, we actually lost feeling in our fingers it was so cold from the wind way up high) we headed on down the tower.
We snapped a few pictures of the Tower at night but not too many since we were both so cold, and we figured we would come back another night from a better angle to get some really good pictures. (Which we did a few nights later). After that it was off to bed and Paris day 2.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
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