Welcome to the start of a new week1! Friday’s post was published en route to Paris and this I am writing Sunday evening on the way back. Not enough time but happy to report the caption on this post was accurate. “ You can’t dull my sparkle ✨ A crazy week of work and wedding planning plus a forecast of rain could be a bit of a damper but I am DETERMINED to have an amazing weekend in Paris!”. We took the Eurostar train from the center of London to the center of Paris on Friday night after work and came back on Sunday. 48-hours was not enough but two days in the city of love can still be magical. Here are some of my favortie photos from the weekend with a blurb about them:
The Parisian Lock Bridge, the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor
In the main hall of the Musee D’Orsay
The View of Sacre Coeur Basilica from Clock in the Musee D’Orsay
Selfie with the Van Gogh self-portrait
Notre Dame Cathedral under restoration after the Arpil 2019 Fire
The gorgeous balconies of Paris’s iconic Art Nouveau department store La Samaritaine
The Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped. Yes, this is one of the world’s most famous arches but for two weeks, ending October 3rd, it’s covered in 270,000 square feet of silvery blue fabric which on this rainy weekend creates a grey-on-grey effect. While I love the art in this city this piece is not my favorite but I came, and I saw. You can see a cool time lapse here.
The Eiffel Tower from the Pont Alexandre III Bridge
The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) from Inside the Museum
Is she smiling? Due to the popularity and COVID there was a winding queue of nearly one hundred people in front of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre so we took it in from the side – no wait at all!
The Grand Salon of the Napoleon III Apartments inside the the Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro Gardens
Which is your favorite postcard from Paris?