Friday, 15 March 2013

Bonjour Paris~

I recently had a short time in Paris and was kicking myself for not having brought a camera =_= I was only able to take photos with my camera (on instagram -cottonballcrusader- if you'd noticed~) But luckily, I had the opportunity to stop by again, with my camera in tow this time! However, being easily distracted and terrified of being pickpocketed (I had a bad experience once), I only have sporadic shots here and there as well as 3689 shots of the Eiffel Tower =P

I've never thought of myself as being an Europe buff, I love travelling in Asia and com'on I loveee Japan~ but Paris is truly a beautiful country and I am so so lucky to be able to visit without too much fuss~

On the way!


Tiny meal on board, tortellini with chicken and some greens (already eaten by the time I decided to take a shot lol)

At some point, frost started collecting on the window!
Pretty!
I took the RER train into Paris this time, for some reason I like how the platform looks....especially empty like this:
 
 
Arriving in town, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the apartment we'd rented was right beside the Metro station and just a walk around the block from the Eiffel Tower!! Oh my God! Super convenient!
 
En route to Eiffel~
 
Eiffel soon looms into view!
 
The weather this time was....a tad gloomy. And wet >_<
 
More after the cut!

 
Bicycles logos sure look slimmer in Paris...to match their slender women I suppose~
 
 
Distracted by the river, I hopped over the road to take a look:


Nice!!


 
 
Back on track to Eiffel! The flowers were beginning to bloom and made for really pretty framing~

One of my fave shots of Eiffel that day! I only wish the flowers were pinker!

Behold!
 
I call this Eiffel-porn =P It's such a breathtaking piece of architecture, it's hard to stop taking pictures of it...
 
 
From the Eiffel Tower, we decided that we'd walk to Champs Elysees...so I took my parting shot with Eiffel:
 
Arrgghhh Bedheadddd T_T I'd washed and blown my hair but the weather that day decided to wash and blow it again....*sigh*
 
Sneaking up on crows chilling by the river:
 
I like crows, especially the bigger species. They're so manly, caw-caw-cawing away lol
 

Damn Art Censorship
At the end of Champs Elysees, is the Arc de Triomphe/Arch de Triumph. Another breathtaking French monument..just look at it!
 
 
 
I regret that at this point it began to pour and we had to seek shelter in a cafe along Champs Elysees for a couple of hours....rather miserably damp >_< But all in all, it was still pretty damn awesome. I'd never thought I would ever visit Paris, and certainly not twice at short interval. A very short stay but still some great memories! (^___^)

Hopefully I'll have more time next time and be able to visit Versailles!