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*Phew~* It has been quite a while since my last travel log. Lots of things happen, assignments taken, albums completed for the past few months. Let’s pick up the logs where I left off, shall we?
Destination 6: Paris
I bet the first thing that came into your mind is, “That’s one heck of a trip from Brussels to Paris” right? The truth is, it was only a one and a half hour journey by bus. Or maybe, the bus simply took a totally different route from what Google Maps suggest. I can’t really tell as I spent the time sleeping through out the journey.
Cutting the long story of how we ended up lodging in a hotel in Drancy short, the first stop we made was at the Musee Du Louvre.
It was simply amazing to see an unconventional architectural design being put in the middle of building from the old centuries.
and it would be a waste not to have 1 lovely shot with the siblings with the museum as the background.
Across Musee Du Louvre is the Tuileries Gardens. The mini Arc de Triomphe “Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel ” is located in this park, so does these wicked spots for portraitures.
Yeap, that’s our Lomo ambassador with *her* LC+A. As of now, she has a Holga and a Fisheye 2 in her collection.
Being tourists, we simply can’t resist hopping into those cost-friendly Hop-On Hop-Off buses to bring us around the city. Below are some shots from the top of the bus.
Next was to visit Petite Palais located at Avenue Winston Churchill.
As it was new year’s eve, we planned to stick around Paris to celebrate new year. I got to admit that Paris was very generous with lightings that night.
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile
But sadly, there were no fireworks and I don’t even get a decent shot of the new year celebration that night due to frustration. Even the locals were not sure when we asked if there would be fireworks display to celebrate the new year. To make things worst, around 12.30am, people start to leave the celebrations spots and rush to the nearby metro stations. It was too jam packed inside the tunnel, we had to walk around the town to find a taxi for a ride home. Yet, Zura manage to strike a pose before leaving the metro station.
What happened next, was us walking around Paris to find a taxi, only to get one at 3.30am. *Sigh~*
Anyway, the next day, we went to Trocadéro for a final view of the Eiffel Tower.
and 1 tourist pose by my brother, Shah. Those who have reached Paris would definitely see this kind of attempts all over the park surrounding the Eiffel Tower. Haha!
That’s all folks. If you have any “New Year in Paris” memories, share your stories in the comments section ay?