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