Paris Day 1…
I started my trip at London St Pancras station where I easily caught the Eurostar to Paris Gare de Nord. After taking what I thought would be a stressful and confusing 30 min metro ride across the city, (Turns out it was simple and stress free.) I arrived at my final stop Gare Monteparnesse.
I was staying in the 15th arrondissement at Hotel Innova, the lovely leafy residential neighbourhood of the city has great metro links and is easily accessible to all of the major sites.
Excited to finally be in Paris, it wasnt long until I was checked in, the room inspected and ready to explore.
Camera charged and in my bag, I headed straight towards the iconic Eiffel Tower in hope of some Paris magic, not only was it the biggest must see, ever on my list it was naturally the meeting place to meet my friend.
My first view of the Eiffel Tower was totally unexpected, I had just walked down a random side street after thinking I was lost and there it was! The top of it in my view……with the sun directly behind it which caused me to squint, take a photo and then be disappointed with it. I deleted the photo before venturing in that general direction and ending up on the Champ de Mars.
Once up close I have to admit I was impressed, it was so much bigger than I expected. I took some more shots despite of the bad weather, working out angles and perspectives, before I had a quick look around for possible photo spots for the next day.
After taking a few of the classic ‘under the tower’ shots I met up with my friend for a decent catch up and some food, over some very nice french wine we made plans for a photo tour of the city the next day before we headed up to the Trocodero and what I can only describe as one of the greatest balcony in the world for a fantastic light show off the Eiffel Tower at night.
I went to bed feeling the Parisian magic and hopeful the next day would bring better weather for some amazing photographs.
Coming soon! Day 2 – Tourist in Paris