It goes without saying that France has some pretty unbelievable buildings; I couldn’t help but take a million pictures of my favorites. And believe me, they were ALL my favorite!
(The French Opera House glows at night. I don’t think there is one dim building in the evening)
(Notre Dame. It’s magical)
(Montmartre was one of my favorite areas. It was so alive and they shot parts of Amelie there!)
(The Eiffel Tower. Yup, it’s pretty giant!)
(We got an overexposed version of Place de la Bourse but I like the way it turned out)
(I never thought I would go here but I have always wanted to. The Palace of Versailles was incredible and the Hall of Mirrors was no exception)
(Marie Antionette‘s bedroom was unreal! It was so over the top!!)
(Nick outside the golden gates of the Palace of Versailles. Can you tell we loved that place?)
I can’t get over how every building in France was clearly constructed with such calculated care. Everything is lavish in it’s own way and I just love it.
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Ever since I was a young girl I was drawing; art has always been my very first love. Paris was filled with life, color or something outrageously beautiful and perfect everywhere I turned.
(The unbelievable Paris Opera has ceiling art created by the modernist painter Marc Chagall. I was in awe of my surroundings as I watched the ballet perform)
(Every turn was accompanied by magical costumes once worn in past performances)
(The Tuileries Gardens outside of the Louvre holds amazing statues, pictures cannot do them justice)
(One of my favorite rooms in the Palace of Versailles held a hall full of statues. The way the light peeked in cast amazing shadows)
There were also bits of darkness as the city has a history of death and disease which ultimately will inspire as a result. Take a look at what I mean.
(The Catacombs of Paris holds 6 million skeletons delicately placed throughout since the late 1700’s. While this is not technically art it is very amazing to look at )
(There are so many interesting things to look at but I tried my very best to not forget that this was a cemetery and these bones belonged to people alive over 200 years ago. It is a testament to how preserved France’s history is)
France has art all around, from the canal to the sky, there is always something to see and admire.
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