Paris in Winter

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At the end of November I had a work trip to Paris and the timing worked out such that Kelley was able to come. The temperatures in Paris were brisk clocking in around 32°F but it was a wonderful opportunity for Kelley and I to explore the city in a different season without a specific agenda and see where our feet serendipitously took us.

The night we arrived there was a running race throughout town, which made for some nice photographs.

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Racers along the river Seine
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The finish line of the race and an odd sperm like creature

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The next day we walked through town and discovered this Christmas market. The highlight of which was the ultimate sledding jump, which was free! As you can see in the picture below, the drop into the jump was steep and then you are launched onto a large airbag – impressive! Paris Christmas-114Paris Christmas-113Paris Christmas-112Paris Christmas-111

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A random church we walked into to escape the cold.
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Our legs took us through Jardin du Luxembourg and we discovered this replica Statue of Liberty, which is one of the many seen throughout the city.
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It’s almost our turn at L’as du Falafel to get out falafel fix!
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Some long exposure photography of the Arc de Triomphe.
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Inside the Arc de Triomphe
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View of the Champs Elysees  with the Arc de Triomphe in the background
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The Cathedral de Notre Dame

And of course a trip to Paris is not complete without the ubiquitous Eiffle Tower photo – or four…

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  1. Bob says:

    Beautiful blue skies, we didn’t have the you know whats to try to cross to get to the Arc de Triomphe. Beautiful city to be sure, so glad you are getting to experience Europe. Love, bob

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