Oh man, has Monday rolled around again? Looks like it! Well, first, let me wish you a happy Bastille Day! We’ve been in Paris all weekend staying at the brother-in-law’s apartment since he’s on vacation but are heading back home today. So whatever you’re up to today, first enjoy yourself. And then take a sec to enjoy my weekend Paris pics.
Our weekend in Paris photos
Little weekends away can be just as fun as full-blown vacations and our weekend in Paris proved that. Feeling refreshed (and with lighter wallets), we’re making the trek home today but I’m leaving you with some photos. Hope your week is off to a great start!
I guess you could say we had a lazy weekend. On Saturday, we enjoyed the nice weather and walked around the Latin Quarter and Marais and then went to the movies and saw the Tom Cruise film Edge of Tomorrow.
It rained on Sunday so we headed over to Centre Pompidou in the 4th arrondissement near Les Halles. Named after the former French President Georges Pompidou, the center is comprised of a public library and the Musée National d’Art Moderne which is the biggest museum in Europe for modern art. I’d been there once before and have to say I really enjoyed it this time!
Just outside the museum, we stopped to listen to street musicians who drew quite the crowd and were really talented!
Also in the area was this popular illusion where a man seemingly levitates, with his hand loosely holding onto his staff with nothing underneath him. It’s as if he’s suspended in mid air. I’ve googled this trick and it seems pretty straightforward but in person when you actually see it with your own eyes, it’s pretty spectacular and left many of the passersby perplexed.
A trip to Paris is never complete without some good coffee so we got our morning started with some caffeine over at La Cafeotheque with some new friends. Pretty, eh?
The bridge locks are overtaking Paris and aren’t just covering the Pont des Arts. The Pont Neuf shown below is slowly getting covered in locks from tourists looking to get in on the trend (that most Parisians hate). Back in June, a small section of the Pont des Arts collapsed under the the weight of the locks, so is this trend really one that should continue?
And some flowers that caught my eye…