August 6, 2005
visit paris early summer 2005: travelog-1
I know it was in the middle of May that I set for Europe. And it was in the early June that I came back. AND now it is already August - I can't believe it has taken me a whole two months to do this: do posts about my two-week trip to Europe.
As there are a whole lot of pictures that I wanted to share, for this travelog I decided to throw them into flickr, hoping that this would help make it easier for me to organize the images for sharing, and for viewers to look through a relatively large number of pictures quickly. So here you will find some of the pictures from my trip - to begin with, ones from Paris which was my first destination of the journey. Ones from Italy, London, and once again Paris will follow shortly.
A quick look: highlights of my two-day stay in Paris include:
- Visit to Montmartre's Basilique du Sacré Coeur and views of the town from the top
- Lunch at Boulangépicier, which was memorable in three regards; a good veggie sandwich and a delicious bowl of pistachio-cherry riz au lait (rice pudding), obviously; I got a few words from a shop stuff for takinphotographshs at the cafe, which apparently I was not supposed to (so I stopped); and I actually worked a bit after lunch - yes, I had to bring my work with me (wasn't I on vacation?)
- Macarons from Ladurée - my first proper macarons in France. This was my most sought-for destination to get macarons from besides Pierre Herme whose macarons I can get in Tokyo. There I bought seven (!) mini macarons, of which my favorites were pistachio and lime-basil ones.
- Going inside the Eglise Saint Eustache. I had been to the area numerous times before, but somehow I had never thought of looking inside the building. It wasn't until after I got back from Paris last year that I leaned that the church has one of the most notable pipe organ, and pipe organs are definitely what I adore the most as a musical instrument. I vowed to go back and check inside, and the time finally came...
posted by chika at: 8/06/2005 04:27:00 AM