Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paris - Food and Desserts

Other foods and desserts from Paris


pho from Pho 14
Vietnamese food might not be the first thing you think of when you think Paris, but the pho is actually pretty good and worth a stop. Service is quick and brisk.

desserts from Angelina

crème brûlée

macaroons from Pierre Hermé

other desserts form Pierre Hermé

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

The world famous Louvre, one of the most well known museums in the world.

If you don't want to stand in a long line, there are several other entrances besides the main pyramid entrance such as Rue de Rivoli & Pl. du Carousel entrance or the Porte des Lions entrance. You can also enter directly from the Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro station.
Tickets can also be purchased in advance. It will cost a couple euros extra but will let you skip the lines.

outside the Louvre

outside the Louvre

the pyramid from below

the large crowd around the Mona Lisa

Les Noces de Cana (The Wedding at Cana)
the largest painting at the Louvre, often overlooked because it is opposite of the Mona Lisa

Friday, August 29, 2014

Panthéon & Notre-Dame de Paris

Pantheon was originally built as a church, but is now used as a  mausoleum for famous French people.

Unfortunately, the dome is under renovations at the moment

neoclassic architecture interior

The basement is now used as a mausoleum for famous French people such as Voltaire, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie

Notre Dame cathedral
gothic architecture interior

mid-day mass

Notre Dame in the evening

Notre Dame from the side

Notre Dame from the back