Geddit? 😉 I fell for you... hehehe... he....
Just sharing some pictures of the Eiffel Tower from our visit in March 2019. Scroll to see the transition from day to night.
We've been together for 5 years at this point and I was hoping he would propose in "the city of love". We took these pics around Paris for trolls. In reality, Mick reckons he can make the proposal a surprise but I know him too well and I will smell it coming 😏 That's what happens when we've been hogging each other's blankets and smelling each other's farts for so long. Telepathic powers.
A lot of time was spent twirling at the Trocadero for some instagrammable shots. It was a very cold and windy afternoon, like 4℃ so we sculled a bottle of red wine. Here is one of the edited shots. And yes, I bought some heart shaped balloons for this photo LOL 😘
The most anticipating moment was watching Eiffel light up at 7PM on the dot, sparkling for 30 second intervals. The entire crowd oooohed and ahhhhhed in unison and it was really fun to witness this.
So.. uhh.. yeah.. we were drunk 🤣 There are more shots but I will spare you haha. Nothing like an impromptu, spontaneous drinking session for some of our best memories.
Once the cold became unbearable, we started making our way to the hotel. We were both craving KFC (alcohol and fried chicken is such a godly combo!). We found a store near the Trocadero station and proceeded to commute 20 minutes with our food, only to realise there was a store right outside our hotel 🤦🏻♀️
But the night was young and we went to finish another bottle of white wine.
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The Louvre is the largest collection of art and historical pieces in the entire world. It is a must-see attraction when visiting Paris. They say that if you spend 60 seconds on each artwork and look at the artworks for 8 hours a day, it would take you 75 days to see every piece in this museum 😲
We visited on Monday 4th of March 2019.
We used our Paris Pass to gain entry and we were able to skip the queue of people you see above. It still took us 30 minutes to enter because the Louvre has a very strict security policy with bag scans, metal detectors and armed security personnel.
Ngl, we got very lost roaming around. We started our tour in the ancient statue section and miraculously found our way to the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a goddess statue created in the 2nd century BC.
Even the ceilings were laid out with artworks 😍
We were about an hour into our tour at this point and needed a change in scenery so here was the window view.
There was a whole section dedicated to Egyptian artwork, pharaohs, tombs and vases. It was a little eerie seeing the preserved mummies.
Moving on to the artwork section, we finally found the most famous room of the Louvre, with the most famous known artwork. The Mona Lisa. Since it was winter when we visited, there was no ropes up to direct the crowd. Look at all the selfies.
We were reaching our third, maybe fourth, hour and we were starting to feel overwhelmed with the colours we had seen so far. With our stomachs grumbling, we started making our way towards the exit.
We spent another 30 minutes taking photos of the scenery outside the Louvre. Being typical tourists, I'm not afraid to say that we were embarrassing 😅
Since we were staying at Novotel Les Halles, it was an easy 10 minute walk to the Louvre and we decided to come back 2 days later for some night shots.
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If you've read novels, watched movies and roamed on Instagram, you would have seen this huge arch structure in French art. This is the Arc de Triomphe; a famous monument and icon of Paris, besides the Eiffel Tower.
Commissioned in 1806 by Napoleon I to commemorate his military achievements and victory of the Battle of Austerlitz, this arch took 30 years to complete construction. It was designed by Jean-Francois-Therese Chalgrin. The arch stands at 50m tall and 45m wide. It was designed to sit in a circular plaza on a roundabout of sorts, with cars driving around it, and grand avenues built in a star formation. Google map the Arc de Triomphe and have a look from a birds' eye view 😉
We visited in March 2019 and used our Paris Pass to gain entry to the monument.
It freaked us out seeing so many cars drive around the Arc de Triomphe with no indicated lanes. How do they merge? HOW DO THEY EXIT? Watching the cars gave us anxiety and reminded us of that Simpsons episode where they got stuck in a roundabout in London 🤣
This spot we stood on for the iconic photo with no tourist was actually a small painted circle on the floor that was too close to the road for our liking. Alas, gotta do it for the gram, am I right? 😅 Also, if you choose to risk your life too, be mindful there will be a queue of people waiting to do the same.
After taking a bunch of pictures of the outside, we finally entered the arch and climbed the stairs to the top. The climb was not too bad. Our thighs were only mildly burning from the workout. We highly recommend bringing a water bottle and fan if you feel claustrophobic.
This view was spectacular 😍 It was windy, bright and cold on the roof but it was definitely worth it. From any angle of the arch, you would get this aesthetically pleasing straight road, thanks to the purposely designed star formation of the location of the arch.
What a view! If we ever visit Paris in the future, we would definitely climb the Arc de Triomphe again. It may be one of the only 13 arch around the world that allows visitors to climb to the top.
Thanks for reading! Au revoir!