Thursday, May 31, 2012


I am getting all my days mixed up here. We are always so busy and I am always too tired to post that I get confused about what day is what. We went to the Louvre today since on Fridays it is open until 9 pm. Lets just say that you literally need 2-3 weeks in this place to appreciate everything inside. I was so overwhelmed and stressed about the homework that I honestly couldn't calm down until I entered the room with David's work. Recognizing almost every piece and being blow away by the size and artwork can do it too you. We just sat down and admired the work not wanting to leave, but of course hunger got to us. Here are some photos from the day.

Mona Lisa, the crowd around this is crazy. You really have to fight to get to the front.

This is huge and gorgeous. I loved just sitting and admiring.

The point of the pyramid.

My view from my room! Love this.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Moulin Rouge and seeing the Eiffel tower FINALLY!

Today was an adventure all in its self.  Lets just say one of the best nights so far of the trip. I honestly couldn't stop laughing the whole time and I got to see the Eiffel Tower tonight for the first full view of it. I highly recommend waiting to see it at night for the first time. It is honestly magical.

I love that music is everywhere. Best mood booster ever!

The gardens at the Rodin museum.

We took a trip with the boys to the Moulin Rouge, its in the sketchy part of town. To be honest I was pretty let down, its like the old dirty part of Vegas. Its a tourist area for sure.

We stood on the fan, lets just say it blows a lot harder then you would think. When I first got on there I know some people got a shot of the booty.

Love these girls, Sami, me, and Megan.

My first vision of the Eiffel Tower and so worth it waiting for night.

We were running threw the metro station trying to make it in time, it shuts off at 1 am. I was so tired and shaking I had to rest it on the stairs to get enough light in the shot.

It sparkles and its glorious when it does.

We missed the metro station so we were going to walk home. Made a pit stop for some crepes and stumbled upon this beauty. Lets just say the best ride home ever!!

Sami, Megan and I infront of the beauty.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Marie Antoinette's retreat

My favorite part of the Palace of Versailles had to have been Marie Antoinette's area. It was amazing. Clark, in our group, even took a nap in the gardens. It was like a dream and getting lost in there was an amazing experience.

This is on the way to Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon.

I've just entered the gates to her petit trianon. Its gorgeous.

Her little courtyard.

Her 2-story church

Love her so much.

View to one of her gardens. I believe that is the Trianon, the kings other mini palace. But I didn't make it that far.

Her garden or the start of it I should say. You could get lost in here for days.

The back of her gorgeous Petit Trianon

I've come upon her little village, yeah I love this place.

Cutest little houses ever, I want these in my backyard.

A pond back here as well.

Each home as a different feel and different gardens or purpose.

Inside one of them.

It had vineyards as well.

Live animals, she loved to come and pretend to be a milkmaid.

This is breathtaking.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Palace of Versailles

Today was my presentation day and my favorite place that we were going to visit. THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES. I was so excited to come here but not excited to do my presentation. So there are so many amazing things about this place that it has to be broken up in 2 different post days. Just way too much going on here.

Walking up to the Palace of Versailles.

This is gorgeous!

The church, pictures dont do this justice.

Hall of Mirrors.

View of the garden

Marie Antoinettes bedroom.

Some of the gardens again

Where the king and queen ate in public.

Marie Antoinette, so sad, she lost a baby and they painted it out of the picture.

This is just part of it.

The Palace is huge.

Another part of the gardens. It seriously goes out as far as you can see, the canal, its part of it as well.

I loved getting lost in the gardens.