This is from a series of photos from my travels to France. Check out part 1 and part 2 for previous posts. I took A LOT of photos and have been slowly sharing them over a period of a few days. This post will be the last of this France/Paris travel series.
It was a lovely time and I am grateful for the opportunity to visit a friend and see a new and different part of the world. Until next time, au revoir!
We made our first visit to the Palace of Versailles…
For dinner we made our way to Montmartre and we enjoyed this view that also was entertaining (guy climbs light pole with soccer ball tricks?!) while dining on the steps in front of the Sacre Coeur church.
We made our way over the next couple of days to see various historic sites, views, and I enjoyed new flavors from France. It was amazing!
I have to admit that when I saw on the map near the Louvre that there was a carousel and when I saw a sign for it leading underground I happily followed the signs (also hoping there would be a bathroom nearby as well). However, I was disappointed when I discovered it was just a really expensive shopping center BUT I was glad to see signs directing me to what I thought were “public” restrooms. Little did I know, I stumbled upon apparently what they touted “the cleanest bathrooms of Paris” and I paid the price for it too. I do agree they were quite clean, especially since there were two women cleaning each stall after a person used it. So, although I didn’t find a lovely carousel, I did find some very clean and colorful bathrooms and that was entertaining enough.
My blog has been a bit quiet lately as I had taken some needed downtime away from the internet and volunteer-life in Moldova. I jumped on a plane about a week ago and made my first visit to Western Europe to visit a friend who lives in France.
I’m happy to report that I am back in Moldova and already jumped right in to working on various projects and events — ready for year two ahead (or so I think so). 😉
I will share more photos and stories later when I have a bit of time to sort through the 1,000+ photos I had taken and try to understand why I took so many photos of doors and windows (I’m sure I will do something with them someday, right?) All-in-all it was a wonderful time, I finally got to visit Paris – something I only imagined when I was taking French classes in college.