Paris, March 2010

I absolutely love to travel, and over the last few years I’ve been to some pretty amazing places. At one point I need to go back and travel around Italy again (hopefully next summer) because the laptop and the hard drive with both copies of my photos on died. I also thought I had lost another large batch of travel photos I had stored on a hard drive, but the other day when I was looking for a spare Mac Book charger I found the offending drive and everything that was on it! So, enjoy my photos from Paris last year, and look forward to some snapshots from Tallin (Estonia), St Petersburg, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki! 


I only went over for a day last year to visit some galleries as part of my History of Art course, but while I was there I totally fell in love with the atmosphere of this beautiful city and its architecture. I was supposed to go back this summer but never got the chance – apart from Los Angeles, Paris is top of the cities I want to visit next time I go traveling. 


For a day looking around Parisian art galleries, obviously my first stop was the Louvre with its iconic glass pyramid entrance.
It was amazing to watch the artists and art students dotted around the gallery almost perfectly replicating the works of the great masters.
We took the underground everywhere, and compared to the London and Athens networks (the only others in Europe I’ve used before) it was very, very confusing!

Like London, Paris has some very beautiful parks in the city centre. These little boats were to hire to sail around the park pond.

Another iconic place in Paris are where lovers attach padlocks to the railings by the river to symbolise their love and commitment to each other, then throw the key away into the water.

Have any of you been to Paris? Is there anywhere you’d recommend for my next visit?