Well, jet lag really hit today. We overslept in a big way, but that’s fine. 🙂 Once we finally got moving, we walked over to a local monoprix to get a few groceries to have in the apartment. Makes for less expensive breakfasts and some dinners. We had a small snack and then made our way to Notre Dame on Île de la Cité.
We arrived during the day, but I decided to use all of the pictures from the evening and night. It’s impressive by day, but stunning by night.
Below is a close up of one of the arches. There is so much detail on every part of the church.
We actually arrived just in time for mass. It’s kind of weird to have tourists waking around the back side of the church while mass is going on. The organ was beautiful.
The nativity scene was still up on the north side of the church. It is one of my favorites I’ve ever seen.
Mass is now underway – we stayed for a little bit and then headed outside.
Next up was wandering through Ile de la Cite and making our way back toward Rue Cler (a supposedly pedestrian only street near the Eiffel tower – someone forgot to tell the cars that it was pedestrian only).
After a lot more walking, talking, and having dinner, we came back across the Eiffel Tower. Scott was able to find the right setting on his camera to get great pictures of it sparkling. How cool, huh?
I also got my flip video… and I’m having trouble turning the frame before uploading. I gave up – will deal with it when I’m back in the states! Turn your head so you can see it 🙂