Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

This week’s challenge asks for photos of serenity, and nothing fits better than images of the Louvre from mid Septermber!

Louvre, September 2014

The sky was beautiful and blue, the temperature a balmy 73F, and the setting absolutely enchanting!

Louvre 2, September 2014

(Click to enlarge gallery photos)

We finished the day with a stroll aross the Seine.  Serenity to the max!

Seine, Paris, September 2014

Everything about our two days in Paris was tranquil and serene. 🙂 In contrast, the trip from Gard du Nord back to Brighton? Not so much! 😉

Gare du Nord, Paris, Eurostar

Opposite of serenity? Travelling back to Brighton!

I loved Paris…getting real excited to explore it again this spring!

Until next time…

🙂 🙂 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (in Paris)

While we were in Chiswick/London last week, we took the Eurostar to Paris. We arrived in the Bastille district just before nighttime.

bastille

Our Airbnb was around the corner on tiny Rue de Lappe; As we checked in, Maggie leant out the bedroom window to catch the activity below:

RuedeLappeBastille

Great Party Street in the Bastille. So Fun!

Next we hit Corcoran’s Irish Pub for a bit of dinner.

CorcoransParis

By the time we left the pub it was completely dark, perfect for viewing the Eiffel Tower in illuminated glory. 🙂

Eiffel Tower by night

Can you believe this GREAT pic came from my Samsung Gs3!! Best phonecam ever!

The lines were short, so we rode the elevators to the summit observation deck. WOW!  There’s Versailles!

Versailles

The Seine looked beautiful, too.

seine

Nighttime in La Ville-Lumière was pretty damn incredible!  All photos (except Rue De Lappe) taken with Samsung Galaxy S3.

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