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