Here are some more photos I managed to take as I was going like a whirlwind through Paris. I was lucky enough to be staying in a really nice hotel (but with rather very small rooms and I've heard that's generally the case with most hotels here) in the center of Paris that was close to many sights. (The Eiffel Tower was within walking distance!)
I also used the metro (subway) and train to get to places (that was an experience in itself, as it was so complicated. Of course workers of the public transport as well as civilians would give me directions when I asked but I must say they didn't do it exactly with a smile!
Well, sadly enough I didn't have enough time to visit any museums. There are so many museums in Paris and they are really huge. For example, the famous Louvre Museum has 35000 items on exhibit! There was no way I could do the Louvre, as a matter of fact I didn't even have time to see it from the outside! (Maybe next time!)
This is the D' Orsay Museum. It used to be a big Railroad station before they turned it into a museum.
Right outside it had these statues on display:
But I found these more interesting! 6 statues of women next to each other representing the 6 continents (well, almost, cause America doesn't count for two: north and south!)
|Another view of the Musee D' Orsay from across the Seine river.|
Another famous (and enormous) landmark is the "Ecole Militaire" (Military School/Academy). The well-known Napoleon Bonaparte went to this school and actually finished his studies in one year instead of two!
This next building was called "Assemblee Nationale" that is the Parliament (Senate).
Crossing the street in front of this building brings you on this bridge that leads you to a huge known square that has been used quite a few times in movies.
The Place de la Concorde!
A very busy square and right in the center there is this marvelous water fountain!
There were a lot of elaborately decorated columns throughout the Place de la Concorde!
What do you think of Paris so far?!