After my friend Katy completed her phenomenal English Channel swim in September 2012, we took a short trip to France to celebrate her accomplishment and do some sightseeing.
Riverboat on the Seine.
The Pont de l’Archevêché, or Love Lock Bridge.
The Soldier of Marathon statue int he Louvre. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
Crossing the bridge over the Seine.
Statue of Aphrodite.
Katy and I stop for a photo. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
One of the many entrances to the plaza at the Louvre.
The original Mona Lisa.
The plaza at the Louvre.
Clock tower at the Musee d’Orsay.
The Eiffel Tower.
Fresh strawberries for sale at the market.
Mmm… French cookies!
Outside the Louvre.
The Seine River.
As a student of European history, having the chance to visit Versailles was a dream come true for me. The scenery was absolutely stunning.