In the beginning of December I took myself on a solo trip to Paris. If you missed the first part of my photo recap, you can take a look at it here. I definitely made the same mistake I did when visiting Kenya and took a little too long to get around to editing my photos, which is an absolute killer of motivation. Get things done sooner rather than later people!!
That said, it was nice to come back to these photos after taking a holiday break. It was like visiting an old friend, which frankly is how I think I’ll start viewing Paris every time I visit. While I may have not had the best time visiting recently (, the first time I went was amazing, and I cannot even pretend I won’t be back! There were too many little side streets that I noticed I hadn’t explored my last night in the 11th Arrondissement to not return!
Here’s the second half of my visit to Paris, both in pictures as well as a video I put together for ya!
PARIS, PART 2.
The river Seine.
Millions of pigeons outside Notre Dame.
I was in love with the statues. I bet this place is beautiful in spring!
Fake snow near the Eiffel tower, ha! Wish I’d seen some real snow!
There she is!
Some of the couture storefronts!
Love! I wish I could remember which stores these are from.
Anyone recognize these?
After visiting the Eiffel tower I kind of got lost trying to find a public restroom (my tiny bladder thanks Europe for this being a thing!) and somehow stumbled upon an outside Christmas village that stretched for probably a mile, only to end with a massive ferris wheel. I know I should’ve gotten on that dang thing and taken in a view of Paris, but look how massive it is. No thanks.
This was some sort of potatoes with a “mild” cheese on top I got at the fair. It definitely needed hot sauce. Or salt. Or anything.
My last morning in Paris I was just completely incapable of sleeping in, so I woke up stupid early and witnessed the sunrise.
The view from the courtyard of my Paris apartment. I could’ve laid on the ground and stared up for days.
PHILLY IN PARIS.
I’m not even sure what to say about this place, except that I’m so dang glad that I’ve been before so that I didn’t have a chance to get disappointed about how ridiculously small the Mona Lisa actually is. Seriously, if you’re super stoked on seeing her when you get to Paris, know that like most people who have huge personalities, she’s teeny (I kid, I kid).
Still, I was beyond excited to be in a place where there were so many other tourists! People who were strangers to the country and spoke English out loud! Yes, yes, yes!
This whole place screamed The Da Vinci Code to me. Where’s Tom Hanks when you need him?
Decided I need this ceiling, thanks.
She’s the size of my torso, and impossible to photograph while behind a thick glass wall (the glare is ABSURD).
Pretty sure people paid $15 just to run through and find her.
Getting home from Paris was definitely one of the crappiest flying situations I’ve had to deal with, which makes sense since last time I came home from Paris was a mess. Flying into Toronto was fine, but then flights kept getting delayed and canceled. I ended up having to redirect my flight to the closest airport outside of Philly (which was Harrisburg) and snagged a rental car to drive home instead. No thanks, nobody’s got time to sleep and wait on the airport floor for at least 24 hours! Note to self: Buy a direct flight next time. All good though, I’m definitely gonna keep traveling!
This is my first time sharing a video on Vimeo, and quality definitely seems to have deteriorated some in upload. I’d love any advice on a good place to share videos in the future, because making that was both fun, and I think I’d like to make more for y’all!