Friday, September 24, 2010

Holiday instalment # 5 - Paris part 2

Paris.... what a city.

We walked from Palais de Chailot to the Eiffel Tower - via the Carousel to join the queue for the elevator to Level 2 ( not too long a wait - only about 20 mins) what a marvel this tower is. Once on Level 2 I decided that right to the top was for me..... so a bit more queuing and up we went..... TOTALLY AMAZING views from up there.  It is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall...



 So worth the wait to get up there!!!!!! and the long wait to get back down.

Our next day in Paris was Sunday and we were up at 6.00am as we were taking a bus tour to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's gardens and then back to Versailles in the afternoon.  It was a beautiful still morning and I captured this amazing shot of the Seine River.



The Monet gardens were amazing.  I took so many photos of the flowers as they were so pretty and the pond.... it is exactly like you see in the Monet paintings.  Here are just a few of the photos


 I have already used a couple to make thank you cards ( see here and here )
After lunch at an amazing old mill we headed to Versailles.  The Mill has a wheel that still turns.

Versailles was the one of the highlights of the trip for Peter.  He was totally amazed at the opulence of the Palace.  The Hall of Mirrors was something special and all the amazing painting, the painted ceilings.... so much to see and then the gardens and fountains.





As you can see, we were very lucky with the weather.  The whole time we were in Paris we had sunshine... only one day a bit cooler and cloudy on and off and that was the day we visited the Louvre.....

Next instalment for that one....
Hope you are enjoying my trip.  I am so loving choosing the photos to show and reliving again each day.  So thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh, Dawn, I just scrolled through your Holiday Instalment posts - what a wonderful trip you had!!! Thanks for taking me back to London - I loved it! Beautiful photos!!

CinnamonSally said...

Great photos again Dawn, loved seeing France can't wait for the Italian installment!
Sally

Lin said...

Enjoying this immensely! Keep 'em coming!

Barb said...

I think this installment is my fave so far! Wow! The weather looks fabulous! Those flower photos are so beautiful! Looking forward to more, Dawn! :)

Tiffany said...

Look at you, you look like you're having so much fun! That snapshot of the river is really spectacular!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous pictures and love seeing the city! :)

Virginia L. said...

I didn't get to go to Monet's garden :( It looks SO beautiful! We did spent half a day at Versailles! That palce is immensely ...rich and beautiful :) did you get to try some ice cream down the walk to the lakes?

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful photos and wonderful cards, Dawn! The morning shot of the Seine is just fanstastic! The photos of Versailles bring back such wonderful memories. By chance we went there on the one day in the month that they turn on all the fountains for 1 hours and we ended up sprinting from one to the other to see them all - that was such a fun day!

Trinh said...

Beautiful photos, Dawn! I have never been to Europe and you sure have me wishing I could go right away!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh-la-la! Such fabulous photos--you sure had a grand time in Paris! Thanks so much for sharing!