Paris: Jour 6

Our last day in Paris started with us standing in line to go up the tower at Notre Dame.  A Spanish couple stood behind us, but they spoke too fast for me to understand anything.  A Chinese woman stood in front of us and tried talking to my Dad who understood every few words of…

Paris: Jour 5

We left the hotel early this morning for our excursion out to Normandy. Our first stop was Point du Hoc, where we walked through the trenches and bunkers used by the Germans to defend against the Allied invasion.  It was erie to see butterflies and wild flowers growing in great holes in the earth, caused…

Paris: Jour 4

We started off our day at Notre Dame, waiting among the many to enter the famed cathedral.  Once inside, we were amazed by the vaulted ceilings and impeccable stained glass work within the windows.  There was a man who spoke loudly despite the many signs (in multiple languages) advising him not to. We took the…

Paris: Jour 3

I just realized how many tombs and coffins were in this one.  The first tomb in the Medieval museum was for templar knights, and I definitely saw something that looked like a ghost.  Turned out it was just the light reflecting off of the metal door behind me. I didn’t have a chance to shoot…

Paris: Jour 2

More museums today.  Musée d’Orsay, which used to be a train station, houses a varied collection of paintings and other objects d’art.  I did not get to see as many Van Gogh paintings as I wanted, which was disappointing.  The Impressionist gallery, however, was spectacular.  The Impressionist movement is one of my favorite eras of…

Paris: Jour 1

Our first full day in Paris.  We started off by taking the metro into the downtown area where we caught a bus tour to give ourselves an “overview of the city.  Within the subway tunnel walkways, there was a Russian band playing music which echoed through the concrete halls.  I wish I could have listened…

Paris: Jour 0

I take my first look at Paris, the City of Lights.  Please excuse the shaky cam and poor French– I tackle the challenge of daily travel vlogs. One event that was not captured on film was a celebrity siting of Eric Close, of “Without a Trace” (and many other shows, though I know him from…