6 month love affair (Part 2)

Trying to orientate ourselves. Paris

Trying to orientate ourselves. Paris

First view of the eiffel tower

First view of the eiffel tower

Rachel loves candy floss. Paris, September

Rachel loves candy floss. Paris, September

Candystache

Candystache

Close up, it's quite magnificent

Close up, it’s quite magnificent

Going up the eiffel tower before sunset.

Going up the eiffel tower before sunset.

In the lift, on the way up.

In the lift, on the way up.

Stunning view from the 2nd floor.

Stunning view from the 2nd floor.

Observing Parisian life.

Observing Parisian life.

Tower souvenirs wherever you go.

Tower souvenirs wherever you go.

Lit up at night.

Lit up at night.

It's only possible to realise the scope of the city from so high up.

It’s only possible to realise the scope of the city from so high up.

Twilight.

Twilight.

Rachel and the tower, lit up.

Rachel and the tower, lit up.

Free entrance on Sunday means early queues.

Free entrance on Sunday means early queues.

Rachel's favourite place to be =)

Rachel’s favourite place to be =)

Rainy days are perfect for visiting the Louvre.

Rainy days are perfect for visiting the Louvre.

Raspberry macaron like only the French can do.

Raspberry macaron like only the French can do.

The sheer scale of some artworks was what impressed me most.

The sheer scale of some artworks was what impressed me most.

Gorgeous architecture.

Gorgeous architecture.

Escalators are necessary for getting around.

Escalators are necessary for getting around.

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Bunny slippers. Literally.

Bunny slippers. Literally.

Quick stop at Angelinas before heading to the Mona Lisa.

Quick stop at Angelinas before heading to the Mona Lisa.

This room is by far the most crowded. I did get a picture of the Mona Lisa, but I thought this far more interesting.

This room is by far the most crowded. I did get a picture of the Mona Lisa, but I thought this far more interesting.

The Louis Vuitton store on Champs-Élysées, Paris.

The Louis Vuitton store on Champs-Élysées, Paris.

Rachel in front of the store's awesome display.

Rachel in front of the store’s awesome display.

Ladurée treats!! The best cakes, tarts and pastries that you'll ever have.

Ladurée treats!! The best cakes, tarts and pastries that you’ll ever have.

Rachel's macaron obsession.

Rachel’s macaron obsession.

Eating treats and live *big band* jazz at the Luxembourg gardens.

Eating treats and live *big band* jazz at the Luxembourg gardens.

I spent hours wandering the beautiful streets.

I spent hours wandering the beautiful streets.

Snapped this on the way to somewhere.

Snapped this on the way to somewhere.

Cool sidewalk stalls.

Cool sidewalk stalls.

Patience is required to find the hidden gems.

Patience is required to find the hidden gems.

The exhib that was on.

The exhib that was on.

Under construction. Palais de Tokyo.

Under construction. Palais de Tokyo.

Gorgeous exhibitions on during September.

Gorgeous exhibitions on during September.

Palais de Tokyo interior.

Palais de Tokyo interior.

The Palais de Tokyo is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The Palais de Tokyo is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Art book store that'll make you want to throw out your clothes and fill your bag with books.

Art book store that’ll make you want to throw out your clothes and fill your bag with books.

Video installation

Video installation

Awesome interior space.

Awesome interior space.

PALAIS DE TOKYO

PALAIS DE TOKYO

The tower on a cloudy day. View from the 16th arrondissment.

The tower on a cloudy day. View from the 16th arrondissment.

Quick pizza and sip of wine before the show. Boulevard de Clichy

Quick pizza and sip of wine before the show. Boulevard de Clichy

At Moulin rouge for the cabaret!

At Moulin rouge for the cabaret!

Sneaking a few photos inside before they collect my camera.

Sneaking a few photos inside before they collect my camera.

Red carpet vibes!

Red carpet vibes!

Stunning chandeliers inside.

Stunning chandeliers inside.

Wandered around the red light district after the show.

Wandered around the red light district after the show.

Rachel at the Palace of Versaille

Rachel at the Palace of Versaille

The royal château.

The royal château.

Inside the royal palaces.

Inside the royal palaces.

Model of Château de Versailles

Model of Château de Versailles

Royal gardens

Royal gardens

Contemporary art exhibition, Joana Vasconcelos.

Contemporary art exhibition, Joana Vasconcelos.

Artwork by Joana Vasconcelos.

Artwork by Joana Vasconcelos.

Tourists walking

Tourists walking

Joana Vasconcelos installation

Joana Vasconcelos installation

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Stained glass window by Joana Vasconcelos.

Stained glass window by Joana Vasconcelos.

At the start of the gardens. Already tired from walking around the palace.

At the start of the gardens. Already tired from walking around the palace.

The gardens at the end of summer.

The gardens at the end of summer.

Mukmuk

Mukmuk

Yummy macarons

Yummy macarons

Sacré Cœur at dusk

Sacré Cœur at dusk

View from the Sacré Cœur

View from the Sacré Cœur

Sacré Cœur means sacred heart.

Sacré Cœur means sacred heart.

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