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