January 22, 2008

Our last day of the first trek in Paris. We'd hit it again at the end of the trip.

We went to Sainte Chapelle.



Beautiful stained glass. My mother would have loved it.

Then to Notre-Dame Cathedral and another incident with those pesky stairs and vertigo. I did manage to enjoy myself up top thanks to the fact that I fell in love with the gargoyles. Ok, so most of actually weren't gargoyles.

Example: See this is a gargoyle. It's spouting water off of the building.



This is not a gargoyle, but I love it.



And this one:



And this one:



And every other one that I took photos of, which is to say all of them.  They were also a nice distraction from the vertigo.

I also took one of the better trip pictures of Lee from the whole trip wayyyy on top of Notre Dame.



The trip all the way down the stairs to the bottom was. not. fun. In fact it was awful and when we got down to the bottom I burst into tears. Stupid vertigo.

So we walked across the bridge to go in search of food and wine. (After those stairs I seriously needed a drink.)

And we found this:



Shakespeare & Company! Woohoo!

This is how bad those stairs were - I said I needed food and wine first. Yes, I had accidentally found one of the places on the top of my list for the whole trip and I needed a drink first. Stupid stairs. But after a quick (and late) lunch of wine and onion soup I was back.



Me in my natural habitat.

One's first trip to Paris is not complete without a boat ride on the Seine.



Mr. Monkey Mitten approved.

We saw a glorious sunset.



And then that evening ate a truly fantastic meal at a restaurant that I have not uploaded a photo of.