Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Christmas 2010 - Paris

Paris smells wonderful. I've been told this is not actually true and in the summertime I might agree, but my nose had a wonderful winter experience in the city of love. I think everyone there uses the same detergent because I really noticed the wonderful fragrance in my bed sheets, but it's the same scent I smelled everywhere we went from the airport shuttle to the people in the Louvre. I miss that smell!

After our visit to the Eiffel Tower we thought it might be fun to find our way back to the hotel on foot. It was fun to wander through Paris, but we did get lost. We knew the general direction we wanted to go and at one point when we were quite close to our destination we pulled out the map again. An older French gentleman saw us looking at our map and stopped to help. He didn't speak any English, but he talked and talked and talked. He figured out where we wanted to go and drew us a map with street names. It's a good thing our hotel was near the Pantheon so we could at least communicate that's where we were trying to go.

The Louvre was awesome! I would definitely go back! I could spend months in there. I was so impressed with all of the paintings that depicted either the Savior's birth or crucifixion. I love that so many artists have portrayed Christ in some fashion.

The Mona Lisa was pretty incredible to see in person. I don't really understand her fame, but she is beautiful, and it was just fun to be a part of something so famous.

Paris is COLD in the wintertime, but I loved to experience all of the traditional touristy things as well as some of the culture and I especially loved the food.

1 comment:

Rain Coyote said...

I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.
I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.

I've actually never been to Paris.