So, I have about 6000 photos of Paris... some good, some bad. As you can imagine, choosing takes a lot of effort, however I've done my best to post a few photos of places at are particularly special to me after my year there.
Along the banks of the Seine in the summer, I spent many many hours just sitting in the sun, watching the world go by. So peaceful, you could hardly tell there was traffic just above you. And it was lovely to be able to walk by the river all the way from Notre Dame to the Pont de l'Alma.
Downstairs in Sainte Chapelle. The upstairs is the more famous part, with all the stained glass windows, but I much preferred the downstairs, it was just lovely.
Outside the Opéra Garnier, I spent much too much money on tickets to see the ballet, and when my ballet friends came over we just couldn't resist doing some ballet at the Opéra! It's a beautiful, beautiful theatre, I'll post some pictures from inside another time.
This combines two of my favourite places - La Défense, the Grande Arche and skyscrapers in the photo, and the top of the Arc de Triomphe, where the photo was taken from one evening when I went up for sunset :)
The Pont des Arts. Apart from the incredible sunset, it was another place I loved to sit, there was always something going on - someone painting, a music group, even some dance being filmed.
The Trocadero gardens in summer. Superb people-watching/tourist spotting. Plus, of course, you could hold the Eiffel Tower in your hand :)
Finally, the huge cross that was put up for the International Mission week outside Notre Dame. I loved Notre Dame, especially the huge organ, although I did wish that tourists would have some manners, and not use the flash, and especially
not during services! But I can't control them, unfortunately. And I did love going in to listen to the organ, and wandering round in the little park outside.
So, there's a few of my favourite spots. I have thousands of photos online here
from the academic year 2004/05, and I plan to post a few more sometime soon, but I thought this was enough for starters! I hope you like them too :)