For those of you who didn't catch my pun, the river that runs through the middle of Paris is called the Seine. It was a feeble attempt at being funny so just bear with me and chuckle to yourself a little.
I think it's safe to say that this trip in and of itself was a little insane. I mean who in their right mind flies halfway across the globe to stay for less than 72 hours. Me of course. Sometimes you just can't pass up a good deal. Anyways, the first day in Paris was a whirlwind to say the least. There's only one cure for the amount of jet lag we were experiencing when we first arrived, caffeine, and LOTS of it. Lets take a closer look at how much coffee and espresso we drank our first day.
After our caffeine intake was through the roof, we were actually able to see quite a bit of the city. Our first stop was Notre Dame Cathedral. Notre Dame is hands down the coolest church I've ever seen. The amount of detail that went into building it is mind blowing. Much of today's architecture still pales in comparison to this 14th century masterpiece.
After Notre Dame Elizabeth and I started beating feet down the Seine. We stopped at Pont des Arts aka "Love Lock" bridge. The locks have since been removed from the bridge but there are still traces of them all over Paris.
The next bridge on our list was the Pont Alexandre III, arguably the most beautiful bride in Paris. Once again the 19th century architecture continued to amaze. I'll let some of the pictures speak for themselves.
As the sun began to set and the city of light began to illuminate the night, we decided to take a spin on the Roue de Paris. This 200ft tall Ferris wheel provides amazing views of the city, especially at night. The Roue de Paris was a great way to cap off our first day and I highly recommend you take a ride if it's your first time in Paris.
Deric "Passenger" Poldberg