So here's a disclaimer: There are a lot of photos in this post. And you probably won't want to look at all of them. :) So sorry. But I do want to look at them, so just scroll through if you get bored out of your mind.
So here's something you don't see everyday, but if you lived in Monaco, you would. They are everywhere. And I wonder, does the average citizen get training in say, elementary school, on how to use a defibrillateur? Just in case....
The yachts. I think it's a law that you must have a yacht if you live in Monaco.
The Casino! Remember the Casino in Monte Carlo from the James Bond movie Casino Royal? Well this is it. The inside is SPECTACULAR...I have some pictures somewhere, but they must be on one of our phones...
The Oceanographic Museum...
The Louvre Museum. And no, it is not in Monaco. Clearly we are in Paris now. I must admit, I cried when I saw this sculpture. It is AMAZING. So beautiful, yet fragile, absolutely perfect. The Winged Victory of Samothrace. I am in love.
The Eiffel Tower is more beautiful then I ever imagined.
The actual Mona Lisa. I was unfortunately underwhelmed. It was highly protected, extremely crowded. And very small. Still. I feel like it was something I needed to see.
The Eiffel Tower is "This Big!"
Buddy Bears exhibit, painted by famous artists, one for each country.
Top of the Eiffel Tower. A little scary. I'm grateful the elevator was glass otherwise I don't think I could have made it up the whole way.
The beautiful Notre Dame.
Sincerely loved the gothic architecture.
These gargoyles are amazing.
Getting to the top of the Cathedral proved exciting? I didn't realize I am very claustrophobic, until I began the ascent in a teeny, tiny, circular staircase, which goes on forever. And no real windows or air to speak of. Not to mention being crammed in their with people inches in front and behind you.
Let's just say Panic Attack.
Adam saved me and dragged me the rest of the way up.
Not my favorite experience. But glad I have pictures to prove I did it.
They light it red at night. Mysterious.
Versailles...it is a massive, massive place.
Inside Versailles...still massive.
Adam was getting really tired of me taking his picture.
The maze hedges in the Versailles gardens
Oh, I hurt myself. Oh yes. I forgot. Before we left, I knocked a HUGE vase off a shelf and it landed on my foot. I am a genius.