Monday, April 7, 2014

A Parisian Adventure - part 2 - the Arc de Triomphe

So, from the Eiffel Tower we headed off for the Arc de Triomphe.  Emma had charge of my guide book for the day (I think because she was the only one who'd visited Paris before) and found us the best way round Paris all day (she did a cracking job!) with a mixture of walking and the Metro.

 stunning buildings everywhere!
and gorgeously blue skies...
 Lin and I wanted to go up to see the views, so Sam and Emma stayed down below...
284 windy steps later... a good workout that's for sure - we made it! I have to say, it was worth every centime of the Euro 9:50 it cost
 I hope you don't expect me to know all about these statues as I didn't stop to read the information, and the souvenir guide I bought only covers the outside!!
 but it was all wonderful!

 and as for the views.... WOW!!
I'll leave you to enjoy them...


the Champs-Elysee ready for the Paris Marathon the following day, green flags adorning every tree up the avenue.
 you could see for miles!
and I put my "long" lens on too...

Sacre Coeur in the distance, but looks so close in this view... lens at 250mm

 as opposed to here!









Lin took this one of me for a change.
after a look round the gift shop we went back down (much, much easier!!) and saw the underneath of the arches - simply stunning!
and met Emma and Sam again.. next stop, next blog post!!

8 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

Amazing photos Helen, makes up for me not being able to make it up those stairs lol

Michelle Webb said...

That view is epic! beautiful! I've never been to Paris, but this makes me want to go. Michelle x

sam21ski said...

Fantastic photos, love the ones down the Champs-Elysees and can't believe how close the Sacre Coeur looks considering how long it took to get there - lol

Sam xxx

Lin said...

Great piccies Helen..and the views definately worth the trek up those never ending stairs..asthma pump in hand lol!! I have been to Paris before many moons ago but could never have got us around like our fav guide did lol!

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic photos Helen, the views from the Arc de Triomphe look spectacular. I want to hop on the Eurostar right now!

Alison said...

Fantastic photos! Love those Paris views! x

Gabrielle said...

Gosh! The views are breathtaking! That staircase must have been a challenge with all that walking! What an amazing experience!

craftimamma said...

What stunning views Helen but I'd have to make do with your photos. No way I could manage even 100 steps let alone nearly triple that!!! Off to the next post .........

Hugs
Lesley Xx