Sep 13, 2013

Paris, Part 1: The Louvre

Paris.  Maybe it was because I watched so many movies where the city was romanticized or because I read A Moveable Feast before the trip, but Paris was...no words.  I've never felt a city so strongly before.  Paris was alive and beautiful and friendly and delicious and everything.

Our trip was flawless.  We took the train in early Saturday morning.  We went directly from the train to the Metro to the Louvre.  My first view of Paris above ground was through Pei's pyramids and how perfect that was.  The weather was amazing.  The people were amazing.  France felt right to me.  I feel uncomfortable in Germany sometimes, like I don't fit in and I don't always understand their way of life, but France fit me just fine.  We need to do something about the food though.

Anyway, we strolled through the Denon wing of the Louvre to see the few major pieces we wanted to see.  It was busy, but not so busy that it was a problem.  The museum felt alive, and I liked it that way.

After two hours in the Louvre, we headed toward the one area I could not pass up...but we'll save that for later.  Here are the highlights from my first few hours in Paris*













*Know that I'm saying it in French in my head and you should too.  It's more fun that way.


11 comments:

Anda Alexandra said...

Paris is truly a city one falls in love with easily and never forgets it ;)

Chrissy said...

Ah, wonderful photos! Paris truly is a wonderful city, I have been there twice and I cannot wait to return.
I absolutely understand what you mean about Germany, you wouldn't believe it, I feel the exact same way even though I was born here. Guess I just spent too many years living abroad to return to the German way of living.
Can't wait to see more of your trip! xxx

Dorothy said...

I'm taking the train to Paris tomorrow! Although I've been to the Louvre before so I won't be visiting it this time. I have a couple photography museums/exhibits mapped out to go see! It will be fun to compare our 2-day visits!

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I remember when we took the train to Paris Joey looked at me like I was nuts because I was so excited when French people started to fill the train. I kept saying, "They're French people! Speaking French!"
lol

Olivia Grace said...

This looks amazing!! I've been following along on IG religiously!!

danielle said...

Lovely! Whetting my appetite for travel. :)

Chantal said...

Beautiful! Paris is so wonderful.

Megan C. Stroup said...

Gorgeous photos! And that's so cool that you got to share it with your mom. :)

melissa said...

Ahhh I miss Paris! So happy to hear you had a flawless trip :) The one thing that I'm sad about was how exhausted I was when I got to Paris last summer. Last leg of the trip, I just felt so DONE. I would love to go back and enjoy it with fresh eyes, rather than a feeling of anticipation for going home. I laughed at your food comment, haha. The food there is noooot great!

Fran said...

How beautiful - that ceiling! I die. I can't wait to hear more about your trip

angieeatspeace said...

Such amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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