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