Saturday, June 24, 2006

Paris (part I)

Our chariot, ready to take us to Paris.

We traveled in the first class section (which was part of our rail passes).

Inside. It was very comfy!

Even at 200 miles an hour, there was plenty to see. The French countryside is gorgeous!

Marc's mom loved the view. She was writing in her journal, but she took lots of time out to just soak up the view.

After arriving in Paris, we headed for the Eiffel Tower. We went all the way to the top, but you can't really get photos from there (it has dirty little windows, and there's no clear view). So here are some views from the observation deck...

Enjoying the view.

Looking up from the second level observation deck.

I like this photo because of the shadow of the Tower.

Here, you can see the Seine in the foreground and Montmartre in the distance (Sacré Coeur is the most obvious feature).

After the Eiffel Tower, we took a boat tour on the Seine...

The bridge of the boat with name of the boat company.

This is a really interesting place to shop.

The Assemblée Nationale of France (their Congress, if I'm not mistaken).

A tour boat that lets you get on and off at various locations.

Adornment on one of the bridges over the Seine.

A boat similar to ours, heading the opposite direction.

Okay, I guess that's enough for today! More soon!


CoffeeDog said...

Is Montmartre really just a hill in the middle of all that flat ground? How odd. Someday I wanna go to Paris.

PatCH said...

Very pretty, esp the countryside photos! What's an "opposity direction"? ;-)

Jess said...

CD: It's sorta on one side of Paris. The neighborhood is hilly, and Sacre Coeur (the church you see in the photo) is at the top. It's a neat area.

PatCH: Thanks. As for "opposity," that would be a special creation of my fine typing skills (now corrected, thankyouverymuch!). :)

Andy said...

Not as panoramic as Le tour Eiffel, of course, but -- at least when I was there -- you can get to the roof of La Samaritaine. I took some nice pics there.