France: Paris

This is the first time I've traveled to a non-Spanish-speaking country and there is definitely a learning curve. There is a certain loss of power when you can't communicate effectively, and a feeling of immense gratitude when people can speak a common language. It has been five days since I entered the country (7 time zones ahead), so jet lag is thankfully waning, much credit to a cup of coffee in the morning and the occasional croissant. 

march 2 // Institut de France as seen from Les Pont des Arts

march 2 // steps along La Seine river

march 2 // plaza of the Piramide du Louvre


march 2 // along the Jardins des Tuileries

march 2 // love in Jardin des Tuileries

march 2 // ferris wheel at the top of the Jardin des Tuileries

march 2 // street scene northwest of the Eiffel Tower

2 march // view along La Seine river

2 march // panorama of La Seine from Les Pont des Arts

march 2 // view of Montmartre from the terrace

2 march // dusk from the terrace in Belleville

march 2 // Belleville neighborhood at night

2 march // Paris at night from the terrace