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10 745 Kilometres From Home.

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The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was absolutely beautiful; and Montmartre itself was such a charming little town. From the usual souvenir shops luring tourists in, (somehow, I ♥ Paris t-shirt and hoodies scream tacky; as compared to the I ♥ NY series) to the hotdog and crepes stands always, smelling so good; what I loved about Montmartre are the beautiful restaurants you see all over this tourist trap; and the throngs of artists that could be found here, drawing, sketching, painting; and offering to do a sketch for you, for a couple of Euros; Of course, how can I forget to mention the iconic Moulin Rouge; and I can't help but think of the particular Cancan/Lady Marmalade scene in the movie when I saw it!

The or rather, Les Invalides, was absolutely stunning. The architecture was so beautiful; but what I liked about this place, was the history behind it. Napoleon's Tomb was insanely huge; one had to marvel at the thought; of Napoleon's body; buried in the centre of coffin, encased by five or six other coffins; very much like the  idea of the Russian nesting dolls. The impressive dome at Napoleon's Tomb; and the stained glass found here were just as equally stunning!

The Eiffel Tower was as incredible as I imagined it to be, if not more. Instead of taking the Metro, we walked to the Eiffel Tower from the Invalides; and as the Eiffel Tower materialized; you can't help but look at it in wonder. The very icon of Paris, of France; this was definitely a dream come true. I must have snapped a hundred shots of the Eiffel Tower alone; and it was still not enough. It was absolutely amazing. The long wait, the cold; it was absolutely worth it. And when the Eiffel Tower lit up on the hour; it feels just like Christmas; and you can't wipe off that dorky smile off my face, however you try! Would I go back to the Eiffel Tower again; the next time I visit? You bet I will; there's nothing that can be compared to this. Not standing at Mt. Fuji, not being at the top of the Empire State Building.

22 comments:

  1. oh Paris! I miss it! xx

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  2. Oh you are killing me with these photos. Visiting the Eiffel Tower is one of my MUST do's. I hope to see it soon. But for now, thank you for these beautiful photos! Hope you are having fun :)

    Stop by soon!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  3. such beautiful photos-- i really want to go there while i'm in europe!

    xx
    www.dragonnfruit.com

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  4. im living vicariously through your blog, babe <3

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  5. Paris is wonderful, isn't it! :D I just came back. Ooh, and number 2, 3 and 4..ABSOLUTELY agree with you!! Too bad we don't have green tea latte in Europe...

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  6. Wow. Amazing photos and wonderful location! I'm so jealous!

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  7. Paris is such a beautiful city! Amazing pictures!

    The Flower Girl

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  8. Oh, my - these are all such gorgeous photographs! It sounds (and looks) as though you are certainly having an amazing time! xxx

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  9. you've had very nice experience..!!
    i want to go to paris a lot :D

    thank you for your sweet comment^^

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  10. Ah, I want to live there one day! My favorites are the apartments, they're so lovely to look at! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! xoxoxoxoo

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  11. I will be forever jealous of you. OMGGGGGG Paris is my dream! I think I told you this in the last entry (or was that London?) haha but, I'm serious! I always wanted to go to the Eiffel Tower with my bf. It looks so romantic. Paris itself seems romantic.
    Let's switch places for our next trip. You go to Hawaii and I'll go to Paris haha

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  12. My Alexander Wang lovin' friend ;) Great photos again! I've been following your travels for quite a bit, I really enjoy seeing the pictures you take :)

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  13. i can't believe how many wonderful photos you've taken!! you have a great eye. it looks like you are having such a great trip! visiting the eiffel tower sounds magical

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  14. looking at these photos make me want to my pack my bag and leave to explore the world! <3

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  15. Looks so lovely!

    Juliet xxx

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  16. Aw love all these photos. You're so right about the crepes! I remember going and wondering about and being offered crepes left right and centre! Brilliant. I quite fancy making some now with nutella!

    The Eiffel tower is definitely spectacular at night! I so want to go travelling now :)

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  17. these photos are incredible. Moulin Rouge. .....you are so lucky. :)

    Have a lovely valentines day. :)

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Love

    Tashrin - Style musings of a Bengali girl from Canada

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  18. I'm in love with Paris, another reason why I live there. Hope you are enjoying the journey.

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  19. Love these! The eiffel tower is so lovely from so many angles. x hivennn

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Thanks for your comments(: Really do appreciate all of them! xx