Friday, May 27, 2011

Greetings from Paris!

A view of Paris from the plane. See the tiny, vertical structure towards the left? Ah yes, the Eiffel tower! 


I know that it's about 5.30 pm on everyone else's watch, but it's almost 12.30 am here, and I am absolutely exhausted from running around the city since day one. Of course, I'm not complaining - good food, great culture, and copious amount of art history. It's all drool-worthy.

As I have been a bit lacking on the blogging end, I will only be posting one or two photos tonight. I'm having some serious sensation overloads -- from my taste buds, to my spirituality, to the aching in my feet. No photos -- or drawings, or videos -- will ever truly capture what Paris is. It's been an awakening to every one of my senses.

Not to mention the food... Did I already mention food?

My Croque-Madam (with oeuf!). The first dinner I had in Paris!

Today, we visited Notre Dame. I will have to write a much more detailed blog about this one later. There was so much to take in, and I can't even begin to express how I felt upon entering this building. For now, I'll just add a small teaser.

A view from the side on the outside. This was taken from Six/Huit, a small boat/restaurant that Eric Vogel (one of the instructors on the trip), a few of my classmates and myself decided to have lunch at. I finally got my crepe fix there (jambon a fromage a oeuf!). It will be the first of many, I'm sure. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the view was more than I could ask for. 

And finally, a small teaser of the inside. 

Forget about everything you thought you knew about religion, spirituality and yourself, folks. This church rips all of those ideas a new one. 

Well, it's nearing 1 am here. I think it's time to take my weary body to bed. Tomorrow? Versailles! 

Bonne nuit!  


  1. Wow, sounds like a great start to your trip! I am definitely jealous. Notre Dame looks amazing. The only comparable building I've been to is St. Patrick's cathedral in NYC. It was absolutely mind-blowing, but even so... it's a just measly century-and-a-half old, and it's American. =P

    I hope you'll do more blog posts while you're there! But mostly focus on taking in the sights and sounds and smells and tastes. <3

  2. So glad you are blogging during the trip! I hope we get more than sneak peeks when you have more time (although it didn't sound like you'd have much time by the sounds of Chris' itinerary).

    P.S. Jambon is one of my favourite French words. After "pamplemousse"