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.
The plaza at the Louvre.
Fresh strawberries for sale at the market.
Clock tower at the Musee d’Orsay.
The Soldier of Marathon statue int he Louvre. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
Mmm… French cookies!
Statue of Aphrodite.
The original Mona Lisa.
One of the many entrances to the plaza at the Louvre.
The Eiffel Tower.
Katy and I stop for a photo. Photo credit: Calvin Baxter.
Riverboat on the Seine.
Outside the Louvre.
The Pont de l’Archevêché, or Love Lock Bridge.
Crossing the bridge over the Seine.
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.