And I’m back with more bragging about our Paris trip 😉 . This the continuation of my previous post Love in Paris – Day 1. Day 2 was good in Paris. It was chilly but sunny. Not rainy like the first day. It was all about checking out some museums and visiting famous cathedrals. Paris is famous for its museums like Louve which is the world’s largest museum, Musée d’Orsay which was originally a train station, Musee de l’Orangerie famous for Monet’s Water Lilies and 131 more museums carrying the greatest pieces of art an artist can ever witness. Of course it was humanly impossible for us to check out every museum, thus we narrowed down our list and visited the famous ones.
We checked Musee Rodin off our list first. The museum was smaller compared to the other museums we were supposed to head next to but it was no way lesser in art. The gardens weren’t much as far as flowers go but white and bronzed sculptures were quite magnificent.
Next on the list was Musee d’Orsay. There was a waiting queue of 45 mins but it was worth it. This museum, originally a train station, holds works of very famous artists like Monet, Sisley, and Van Gogh. The museum mainly houses French art, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. Some sculptures were so amazing that they had us staring at them for 10 minutes. But obviously we were short of time so we reluctantly had to leave.
We were really excited to visit Notre Dam cathedral because we had heard great things about it. It was crowded but it deserved that. It’s just that beautiful. The church was filled with such history and culture. Bright lit candles, church bells, Catholic prayers, incense, the whole environment was so religious and pure, our senses felt so relaxed. The colorful stained glass windows were the main highlight of the cathedral. It looked ever so pure and magnificent when the light passed through the windows.
We roamed around a little. Visited the famous neighborhood of Latin Quarter which is famous for its bistros and restaurants. I finally had the famous french staple ‘baguette‘ and bright colorful macarons. Well, I didn’t really understand the fuss around macarons. They were ok but nothing out of the world as everyone else portrays on Instagram. Or maybe its just me and my taste buds.
We feel so lucky now that we got the chance to see the locks on the ‘Love Lock’ bridge before they were all removed in June this year. It is a bridge where everyone puts a lock on the bridge with the names of someone or those they love. The locks were really beautiful and imbibed a charming vibe. ‘John loves Kim’ ,’Tim and Jane Mar’14’ , it felt really good reading the locks and people’s quotes on them.
We headed to our last spot, which was at the highest point of the city. The beautiful Sacre Coeur which was situated on top of a hill. You get such a beautiful panoramic view of the whole city. It was a perfect moment to watch the sun set behind the beautiful Paris. There were various street performers and a street party feel with live music. We grabbed beers and spent our evening outside the beautiful monument, enjoying multicultural music, watching people from different races mingle with each other. It felt like the whole world unites in Paris.
OK I’m done bragging. Trust me :p
I wanted to look polish with a casual spin so I opted for a classic White Blazer, a Pink Shell and Ripped Jeans.Would you believe that the Jeans are ripped by me? If you do, then I probably need to give it one more try otherwise its a win win. 🙂 And initially I didn’t wear those black socks but my feet rubbed a lot against the sole and it started to hurt walking like that so I put on those black socks which eventually helped 🙂 Thank you for reading, now lets get the party started!
Blazer : Zara
Shell : Some brand from Aliexpress.com
Jeans : Pepe
Shoes : Catwalk
Neckpiece : Thrift Store
Sunglasses : RayBan