Paris, France (Aug. 16th, 2011)

All summer long, I’ve been looking forward to spending some time in Paris.  Since, last year trip I didn’t get to see much of Paris.  My cousin’s place is about an hour out of Paris, she thinks the best way to go is by Train/metro.  Our adventure that day begins at Disneyland RER Train station.  We took the RER train toward Paris, then we got off to take Metro into Paris.  The first stop is Eiffel Tower, I was so looking forward to climb the tower til I arrive at the base of tower.  There are so many lines filled with people and doesn’t seem like those lines are moving at all.  My cousin insist that I should stand in line and wait to hike the steps of Eiffel Tower.  After I saw the massive crowds on the stairwells, I didn’t want to waste the whole day on one place.  I told my cousin, I’ll skip it this time and I’ll make sure not to visit the Eiffel Tower during the month of July/August ever again.  The next time I’ll try to visit them during the fall season.

I was so disappointed with myself for not checking all my gears.  Not even half way through our tour of Paris, the battery on my camera is flashing red which meant is running really low.  No big deal…. I have extra battery in my bag, the nightmare begins when I switched the battery.  The reserve battery I had in my bag had drained and it is also about to died on me any minute.  I had to be on extra reserve mode while taking the pictures, like not turning on my lcd screen and turn it off as soon as I’m done taking the picture.  Here are some of the pictures I managed to capture.

We took one of those tour boat around the city

This hotel is famous for the scene in "Bourne Identity" movie, when Matt Damon is on roof deck looking down at the CIA agent.

 

Standing in the middle of Champs Elysees street looking toward Arc De Triomphe

The most famous attraction spot for Asian folks... Too expensive for me 😦

 

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6 thoughts on “Paris, France (Aug. 16th, 2011)

  1. Nye

    Nice view of the Eiffel towel from the second image, I’ve never seen it taken from that angle before. The Patuxai sure looks a lot like the Arc De Triomphe, kind of risky to be standing in the middle of the street to take a picture don’t you think. 🙂

    I always checked and charged my battery at night, and even that I could easily drain 4 batteries in 1 day if I’m shooting video clips. If traveling then also check my cash inventory daily. 🙂

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      Thanks Nye, the second picture was taken at the end of bridge. I did so much walking that day and good thing I had on some comfortable shoes.
      I thought the battery should be good enough for that day. So amateur of me :-). The next time I’ll be totally prepare for it.

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  2. Cambree

    Visiting museums and gardens in Paris would be nice. Or people watching from the cafe too.

    And I love Borne Identity, one of my favorite movies. They just don’t make movies like that anymore!

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    1. seeharhed Post author

      I think the best way to really see Paris is by foot. Although, it is enormous city to cover by foot. One thing I didn’t get to do is spending time at any museums.

      Well, I love all the Bourne series and hardly can’t wait for the 4th series to come out next summer.

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