Ok I did it AGAIN. Pictures are all funky out of order - sorry... Just start at the top and you'll get the gist of what happened. :)
Ok, this guy was absolutely hilarious. While we waited in the line for an hour, he would come up behind unsuspecting tourists across the street and walk beside them, put his arm on their shoulder, etc. and scare the crap out of them. The best times were when he approached a group of middle-school aged kids and another time when he crouched down and came up behind a dad and pretened to be the kid that was walking a couple steps behind (he held the dad's hand for 30 seconds before the dad turned back and freaked out!). Mom, I know you won't think that it's funny but if you'd been there you would have seen it was all in good fun :)
THERE WERE SO MANY STAIRS
Francisco accompanied me for the day
With some of the famous gargoyles
You can see Sacre Coeur!
Great view of the city
Notre Dame ("our lady") watching over Paris
This picture doesn't give a good representation of just how tall this tower was
Entering into Quasimodo's territory
Up the stairs
Yup, he's eating grapes :)
A famous view of the city
Waiting for our turn to walk down the 400+ stairs
Pompidou! Where the outsides are in and the insides are out
Up, up and away!
First works of art I saw when I walked in
She's probably 12 feet tall
And made of paper mache babies
I want this painted on my bedroom wall
Haha funny/creepy looking man
I'm so bad at remember names of paintings and the artists that made them
Can you see the likeness? ;-)
My first Picasso
This one fascinated me
Look - it's C3PO!
My second Picasso
You can see the Eiffel Tower in random bits
Like my skirt? Bought it in London for 7 pounds!
Outside of Pompidou... It's a cool looking building but stuck in the middle of Paris it really is an eyesore compared to everything else
Gotta love the light show! :)
Beautiful flowers - check out the prices! 12 euros for an arrangement like that???
The random church I stopped in
I liked this
Spiral marble staircase
An old pipe organ!
It's quite a bit smaller than Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur but beautiful nonetheless
Yup, that's what it's called
From the outside
Haha... ha... ha... (grand = big, hommes = men)
It looks like any other building... But look at it's name....
Oh my gosh the Pantheon is HUGE
The pendulum that proved that the earth moves (it rotated around the pendulum, which is hung "in space")
I cannot begin to describe how immensely huge this place is
Voltaire is buried here
The Pantheon is ginormous
There were huge wall paintings on every available wallspace
From the outside
Yup, I was here! (This is what you get when you site-see by yourself... Random pictures at funny angles)
A couple that got married in the church I visited!
Dum dum dum dum, what's inside???
Oh. My. Gosh.
Could I have a lifetime supply PLEASE???
Cute little old couple
Haven't taken one of these in awhile... I had to wait 10 minutes to get this shot cause there was this woman who would not stop looking at the map.
Guess what I found.... :-D
This baby was adorable!
Me not thinking and the Thinker.... well... thinking...
Me and statue
Cool door thingie that I forgot it's name
Lots of detail
Tomorrow I'm going to see les Invalides
I was so surprised when I saw this. Yes, this is a "gas station" on the side of the road... Can you believe it???
Another side of Paris - I couldn't believe I was in the same city!
See how different?
Finally went to see it
Yup, me and Arch de la Defense
What a great end to a lovely day :)