I was going through some folders on my laptop last night and found a folder I made and then completely forgot about . . . our France trip! My friend took all of these photos and I guess I put them on my laptop and then totally forgot about it? Anyway, they made me smile.
I feel like I seem well-traveled and what not, but the truth is I barely scrape by when I do stuff like this (like, I literally just spent my tax return paying off half my debt from the UK trip. Sigh. Where is my rich benefactor?). This was another "fuck it trip" in 2011/2012 where me + friends and my friend's family stayed in France and visited Paris and Germany during the new year!
Our whole gang :)
Wandering down the streets of Paris on a cold January afternoon.
The friend who took all of these is a photographer. He's so good!
When in Paris, eat cheese! Mmm.
Lovely at night.
I can't remember if this was in France or Germany (we explored the border of Germany a bit)
Inside a church in France. Holy gorgeous architecture!
More nighttime wanderings in Germany
Trains, planes, and automobiles
More gorgeous churches
And more candid shots
The friend on my left is from France and therefore was also our awesome translator!
This is an astronomical clock in Strasbourg. It took the man who built this 30 years to complete this detailed beauty, and when he was done it was commanded that his eyes were gauged out so "he could never build anything like it again." Um, harsh? Like if I spent 30 years of my life building a clock I wouldn't want to spend 30 more replicating it.
Food goodies in Paris
The Eiffel Tower, as if you needed and explanation.
It was really cool to see the outskirts of Paris, which is where we were staying. We explored a bit of the forest behind us which we kept saying "was very Twilight."
I think this was the only picture my friend edited. But holy crap, I want this framed somewhere in my apartment! The vibe is so cool.
Anyway, thanks for walking down memory lane with me. :) This was a very fun trip!