Monday, September 8, 2014

Mon meilleur voyage...

Mon meilleur voyage which means: My best trip! It started from Albania to Belgium, Nederlands, Germany and the cherry above the cake was France! Yeap, I had the chance to visit one of the most beautiful and attractive cities of the world which everyone dreams about: Paris! I was totally amazed by everything, starting from the old buildings, the gothic architecture which is my favorite, it's culture , the wonderful stories hidden behind each monument and everything! It's amazing how much I had to walk that day just to see the mos popular monuments and never get tired or bored because each street was adorable and I really could enjoy every step! 

Here are some pictures of this little piece of heaven fallen on earth that impressed me a lot.

                Oh-la -laa...Paris! 


The first station was "Arc De Triomphe"

It is located in the center of the 
"Place Charles de Gaulle" .
 It was built to honor those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The names of french victories and generals are inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces.
 It was commissioned in 1806 to celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte and his victory at Austerlitz.
 It was completed in 1836 and it was reinterpreted as a monument to peace, commemorating the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. 
It is also believed that under this enormous structure is  buried an unknown soldier who died in World War I or the World War II. His origin is unknown so far but this makes this monument even more special and interesting.
It is also built on the center of the place de l'Etoile which means "star" and already in those days five avenues met there. Arc de Triomphe stands in the center of the star.


          Avenue des "Champs-Elysees"
 The second station was the avenue of Champs-Elysees. It is a boulevard which runs between the Place Charls de Gaulle where the Arc de Triomphe is located (that's why it was the second station though...) and the Place de la Concorde. It is famous for it's theatres, cafes, luxury shops and the military parades that take place each year on 14 July to celebrate the Bastille Day.

I can swear to God that this was the most wonderful boulevard I've ever seen! It was full of coffee shops where famous people were having some relaxing time, the shops were full of skinny girls that might have been models or something and everything/ everyone smelled so good!!
There were all the mos expensive brands of clothes! Starting from Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Dolce&Gabanna, Coco Channel, Desigual etc etc...Infinite brands! Let's say that I was a little bit afraid to enter inside because I knew that the prices were not cute at all! But of course I tried and brought some stuff home making sure they were on solds! lol 

If you ever visit Paris, make sure to visit the "Laduree" which is a french luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. There you can try the traditional dessert known as "Macaron" which is another love of mine! It is located in Champs-Elysees avenue, easy to find but hard enough to wait in line just to buy some yummy stuff while you think you're dying from desire because actually you're surrounded from so much irresistible sweetness!

On our way to "Tour Eiffel" 


Tour Eiffel is an iron lattice tower located on the Champs de Mars. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. It has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
Tour Eiffel I made it to meet ya!
PS: you're gorgeous! 

The Tour from the other side...

Paris en Seine...You can see the tour Eiffel from the long river of Seine which flows through the city.

The Palais Garnier is probably the mos famous opera house in the world.


"Jardin de Luxembourg"

 This was the garden where every tourist had to relax as much as they could by lying on the grass or sitting in front of the fountains,eating ice cream, talking and taking pictures. You could see all the types of flowers and have a rest because you really had to walk even more to visit MORE!

"Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel"
It was another monument to commemorate Napoleon's military of the previous year. It was built in the same time with Arc de Triumphe but it was completed for two years while the other one wasn't completed until 1836. It is also twice size smaller.

"Musee du Louvre"

The Louvre is one of the most largest museums of the world. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace originally built as a fortress of 12th century under Philipp II. In 1682 Louis XIV chose the palace of Versaille ,leaving the Louvre primarly as a place to display the royal collection.
There you can see the mos famous paintings like the real "Mona Lisa" of Leonardo Da Vinci, the sculpture of  "Venus de Milo" , "The Cupid's kiss" etc
Louvre is the main point of knowing about Art!

Inside Louvre...


The Luxor Obelisk is a 23 metre high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of Place de la Concorde. It replaced the guillotine after the revolution was over in 1833 because the obelisk is a symbol of peace. It was a gift from the Viceroy of Egypt as also referred as Cleopatra's needle.

"Love padlocks" , Pont des Arts.
Every street which sends you to this bridge was fool of pitchmen who were selling padlocks to the couple. Well, Paris is known as the city of love but most of love was stuck on this bridge! The lovers write on the padlock their initials or something similar, lock it to the bridge and then they throw the key away to symbolize unbreakable love. :)

*Note to self: I'm so forever alone.

Finally met you, Notre Dame! 

Notre Dame has always been a dream for me! I've been dreaming about it since I was little while watching the cartoon version of "The hunchback of Notre Dame". I loved the way it was built, the scary statues, the gigantic bells, the colorful stained glasses, the music of church played by the organ etc. This cathedral is considered to be the finest example of french gothic architecture. It is also the most well-known church building in the world.

So, this was my Parisian adventure...tiring but unforgettable. A little advice from me : If you ever decide to visit Paris, don't dare to make it real within one day! Trust me! Paris is huge and you won't have the time to visit everything...I couldn't visit everything either. But now I've made my mind! The next time I'm going to stay for two weeks or maybe a month with my future  prince charming :p so I can visit and enjoy the rest of the monuments and maybe lock my love forever! :D I will also wear cooler clothes and make professional photos because as you could see, this photos are taken by my cell phone...didn't own a professional camera yet but they're still beautiful, maybe it's the magic of Paris...

See Paris in another dimension here:
                                                                                                               Thank you for reading,
                                                                                                               Bisous xx

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