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.
One of the many entrances to the plaza at the Louvre.
Mmm… French cookies!
The Pont de l’Archevêché, or Love Lock Bridge.
Katy and I stop for a photo. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
The Eiffel Tower.
The Soldier of Marathon statue int he Louvre. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
Statue of Aphrodite.
The Seine River.
The original Mona Lisa.
Crossing the bridge over the Seine.
Fresh strawberries for sale at the market.
Clock tower at the Musee d’Orsay.
Outside the Louvre.
The plaza at the Louvre.
Riverboat on the Seine.
As a student of European history, having the chance to visit Versailles was a dream come true for me. The scenery was absolutely stunning.