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