Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paris!! {Part two}

Saturday we had decided to go see the Basilique de Sacre Coeur ... Basilica of the Sacred Heart for those that don't speak French! :)

When we got to the final stop on the subway that we needed to take, we couldn't figure out why everyone was lining up to take the elevator up, when it seems that Europeans really enjoy walking.  Well when we rounded the couple next corners, we quickly found out why!  90 steps to the outside world! In the regular European rounded narrow way!!  We all deserved any chocolate we ate after that!!

This part of Paris is known as Montmartre, and it is on a hill, and full of narrow streets.

The Cathedral was at the top of a hill, and this was one of the options for getting up there:

Since Aaron & I had already done our major workout for the day, we opted for the elevator ride up! :)  Since it was covered by out transit tickets, that was even better!!

The Cathedral was quite nice on the outside, and inside, but we weren't allowed to take pictures inside.  That was kinda sad.

A day time shot:

And a night time shot:

There was then a spot we could stand that you could see the Eiffel Tower off in the distance too:

Sunday we headed out to Chateau de Vincennes, since it was only two stops up the subway line from where we were, and would allow us easy access to get back and get our luggage when we needed to leave to catch our train.

A young family was trying to take pictures of themselves in front of the chateau and cathedral, so Aaron offered to take theres.  When they were done, they returned the favor and took one of us too.

The Cathedral at the Chateau:

I was using a sunlight filter, so some of the pictures are kinda pinkish ... 

The Keep at the Chateau:

I was sitting on the ground, leaning back taking this picture ... Karen took a picture of me doing it, so there is proof!

The following picture is of the departure sign board at the Paris train station.  It was electronic in that it flipped each individual letter, not digital.  Very Cool!

And my attempt at taking pictures when we are going around 300kms/hr

And that concludes our weekend away in Paris!

The full picture montage can be found here! (click the word "here")


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