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Paris France - December 2003

I've had a couple opportunities to get over to Paris and it is one of my favorite cities. And for someone who hates cigarette smoke as much as I do, that's saying something. The second time Christi and I spent three days there over her birthday and it was wonderful. We raced around town taking in the sights and definitely want to get back there again. I'm trying to convince her and her friend Karen to do the Paris Marathon (convenient for me since I'd just be walking around taking pictures, and not running the actual marathon).


Bikes on the Champs Elysees

Our hotel was right on the Champs Elysees about a block down from the Arch de Triumph. I took this shot standing in front of our hotel.


We walked from the hotel over to the Eiffel tower on the first day and found this great little market on a side street

Eiffel Tower

I was disappointed that the Eiffel Tower was obscured by fog, but in retrospect this was one of the coolest photos I've taken

Bridge over the Seine

We walked from the Eiffel Tower down to the Louvre along the Seine


As usual I can't help taking pictures of birds


A shot of the Louvre through a beautiful Arch

Other Side

That same Arch from the other side. If you look close you can seen the obelisk and the Arch de Triumph in distance.


Christi standing in front of the Louvre

The Louvre

Some people complain about the new entrance to the Louvre, but I think it's cool looking

French Police

There were cool looking French Police helping someone in front of the Louvre


A shot of me in front of the Louvre

Through the Glass

A shot of the Louvre through the glass of the pyramid

Heading Down

Christi at the top of the stairs inside the glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre


A shot of statues on the ledge of the Louvre. Shot from the coffee shop inside the Louvre where we had great lattes and pastries : )

Inside the Louvre

I love this shot inside the Louvre of the Winged Victory of Samothrace.


Despite the fact that I don't know French the metro was easy to navigate


Some beautiful statues in front of a museum on our way to the Eiffel tower

Looking Up

No fog today, and a great view of the Eiffel Tower

Arch de Triumph

On our way up the Eiffel Tower I got this great shot of the Arch de Triumph

Looking across the Seine

This is the view across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower

Looking Back

And this is the view of the Eiffel Tower from that same spot across the Seine