Day Two in Paris

 
 
It’s Sunday! I woke up at exactly 6 am. It rained. I had 12 hours of sleep! Imagine that! Anyway, I was well rested (as in super!) and ready to explore again Paris for the last time. I had my very first breakfast in BVJ and kept a handful of cheese and toasted bread. =) I left the hostel at exactly 8 am. It was cold and a little bit gloomy. Upon entering the Louvre Palace, there are only a few people loitering around. Of course, I did take a few selfies before going to the main entrance of the Louvre Museum. Voila! There they are! The people are already lining up.
 
Enjoy the photos of Day 2!
 

First stop – to explore the 60,600 square meter Louvre Museum. A must see aside from the Eiffel Tower. This is one of the largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. It contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments. Since the museum is too big, I decided to see the famous paintings only. Entrance Fee is at 15 Euros.





Captive (The Dying Slave) Michelangelo
Selfie with Monalisa


The Winged Victory of Samothrace

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel. Designed by Charles Percier, and Pierre Francois Leonard Fontaine, this triumphal arch measures 63 feet (19 m) high, 75 feet (23 m) wide, and 24 feet (7.3 m) deep. The 21 feet (6.4 m) high central arch is flanked by two smaller ones, 14 feet (4.3m) high and 9 feet (2.7m) wide. Around its exterior are eight Corinthian columns or marble, topped by eight soldiers of the empire.

Jardin de Tuileries (Tuileries Garden). This is one of the oldest and famous garden in Paris that was built in 1564, created for Queen Catherin de’ Medici and was remade in 1664 by Andre le Notre for Louis XIV. This public garden is located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde.
 
The view of Eiffel tower from Tuileries Garden!!!
 Luxor Obelisk. This is a 23 meter (75 ft) high Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of the Place de la Concorde that was given to France as a gift by Muhammed Ali of Khedive Egypt and arrived in Paris on December 21, 1833. The Luxor Obelisk is made of red granite, it has hieroglyphics from the Egyptians that depict the rule of Ramses II and Ramses III and is over 3,000 years old.
 Avenue des Champ-Elysees. The  name is French for the Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology. The French proudly called this as “the world’s most beautiful avenue”
Arc de Triomphe de I’Eltoile. Located at the end of Champs-Elysees is the Triumphal Arch of the stars that honours those who fought and did for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic wars, with names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. This monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. This design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus.
 Eiffel Tower. The tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world!
Notre-dame Cathedral. The largest and most well-known church buildings in the world ad widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic Architecture.
Of course, I was ecstatic to see the Eiffel Tower and Notre-dame. I never thought that I will see it in the flesh. I am so overwhelmed. When I arrived at the Notre-Dame I was teary eyed and when I enter the church and light the candles, I cried. I am very thankful. I did not take any pictures inside because I want to feel the solemnity and sacredness of it. I hear the mass even if the language is in French. I just listened and read afterwards the leaflet for the day’s mass. 
 
I survived in Paris! My first solo travel! I’m just so proud of myself! ^_^
 
Reference: Wikipedia, Eutoring.com
 
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