Paris in 24 hours!

7th Jun 2014
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 1/11 by Julie
A typical French Building
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 2/11 by Julie
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 3/11 by Julie
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 4/11 by Julie
At the Louvre
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 5/11 by Julie
Notre Dame Cathedral
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 6/11 by Julie
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 7/11 by Julie
The designer boutiques
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 8/11 by Julie
Arc D'Triomphw
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 9/11 by Julie
Eiffel Tower
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 10/11 by Julie
Contrast between old and new
Photo of Paris in 24 hours! 11/11 by Julie
At the bridge of locks!

As we stepped out of the train station, the cold, crisp air hit my face and as my eyes slowly adjusted to the brightness of day...I saw.....Paris . I cannot even describe the intense feeling I had when I first laid my eyes on Paris. I had dreamed of visiting this city my whole life and now I was there! Paris stole my breathe away..and to make it even better, I was there with my soul mate.

I felt like I was in a dream and no one better dare wake me up.
Originally published on I am Jewelz.
We kept walking in the bitter cold and a few minutes later I found myself staring at the building that I have seen in so many textbooks throughout my life...The Musée du Louvre...or simple The Louvre. The lit-up pyramid was strikingly beautiful and it boggles me how the French see it as "a pimple on the face of Paris". I so wished we could have gone in for a minute but we were stretched for time.
Photo of Louvre Museum, Paris, France by Julie
Photo of Louvre Museum, Paris, France by Julie
Paris has a tradition of lovers putting a padlock on bridges ,symbolising everlasting love. Though there have been calls by authorities to stop this as the bridges cannot support all excess weight of the padlocks.
Photo of Bridge Paris Texas, Avenue de Versailles, Paris, France by Julie
The Notre Dame! I have been imagining what it would be like to see the Notre Dame since I was 12 years old when I got assigned the dance of Esmeralda to dance at a ballet competition. My ballet teacher told me all about the life of Esmeralda. How she was a beautiful Gypsy begging for money by dancing with her tambourine outside of the Notre Dame. Seeing the building in person was so cool.
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral, Parvis Notre-Dame - place Jean-Paul-II, Paris, France by Julie
This is the most posh district and shopping here is pretty much impossible. You buy one thing and there goes your month's paycheck. All we saw was Jimmy Choo, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and fifty thousand other European designers I have never heard of. I wouldn't be surprised if each of these Roberto Cavalli dressed cost 20 grand a pop
Photo of Champs-Élysées, Paris, France by Julie
And there it was...the grandest beauty of them all. I kept complaining to E.W. earlier on in the day about how small it looked from the distance. He kept telling me to wait till we got to it. And he was right. This thing was massive...and beautifully lit in all its glory.
Photo of Eiffel Tower, Avenue Anatole France, Paris, France by Julie