One Hundred Eighty Eight

yearofyogaJuly12A Year of Yoga: July 12, 2014

Pose: Bird of Paradise

Location: Champ de Mars

We took the train into Paris for the day. Thankfully it isn’t raining! We spent most of the day at the Orsay which I prefer to The Louvre. I’ve always been more into modern art. We had a picnic planned for the week we stayed here previously but it was rained out. So today was our “do over” Eiffel Tower picnic.

Photography Credit: Brandon

 

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One Hundred Eighty One

10492051_10204696254709920_6375492030326937464_nA Year of Yoga: July 4, 2014

Pose: Cruising the Seine

Location: The Seine near the Eiffel Tower

Today we slept in which was much needed. C said goodbye. We won’t see her again until she returns to California in October. We had flower shaped gelato cones. We watched the first half of the France vs. Germany World Cup match with the locals. The pub was packed from the television to the street. Finally we enjoyed a lovely dinner cruise and amazing views of Paris from the river. That’s how we celebrated America’s birthday : )

Photography Credit: Erny

 

One Hundred Seventy Eight

yearofyogaJuly1A Year of Yoga: July 1, 2014

Pose: Mermaid Variation

Location: Eiffel Tower, Paris

So today I woke up insanely early. I think I was just really excited to wake up in Paris. Everyone else was still sleeping so I decided to go for a run. I stuck to the river so I didn’t get lost. Ran past so many great spots; The Louvre, the love lock bridge, the Orsay, and a bunch of other beautiful places I didn’t recognize. I made it far enough down the river that the Eiffel Tower came into view. Just the top half of it. I confess I got emotional. As much as I wanted to keep going so I could see the whole thing, I wanted to see it together with my family. So I went home. Everyone was still sleeping. I was like a kid on Christmas waiting for my parents to wake up so I could open presents. Ugh.

Finally everyone was up and ready to wander. We walked around Notre Dame and went up on the bell tower. We got some delicious sandwiches for lunch. The U.S. played Belgium tonight so we definitely wanted to see as much of that match as possible, but we had tickets for the Eiffel Tower right around sunset. So we had some food and watched the first half of the match, then took the metro down to the Eiffel Tower. It was amazing. We got some great day time shots in the park with the Tower in the back. Then we went up to the platform about half way up and enjoyed the view, the sunset, the lights, some wine. It was perfect.

On the way back, B bought a bottle of champagne and we slugged it from the bottle as we walked back to our apartment. We had a blast.

Photography Credit: Brandon