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