Europe Day 5 – Paris!

25 March 2015

The good thing about travelling alone is – you get to sleep as long as you want. The good thing about travelling with your pig brother is – you get to sleep as long as you need too! 😀 Finally can wear my $5 pajamas too! Hahaha!
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Heading out for our day 2 adventure in Paris!
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Loving the buildings there~
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Train or car???

Chanced upon a nice-looking church so we decided to go in and take a look~ No photography inside, so I did not take any pictures of the interior. Can’t remember how it looks now, but the more you see, the more you feel that the churches all look the same inside ._.
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I think we had quite little places to visit in the day time, so we decided to drop by The Pantheon as well, even though it was only on our KIV list.
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Unfortunately there was some renovation going on, hence it kinda spoils the exterior =/
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Interior was nice, but not impressive. There was actually nothing much inside, pretty empty, so I don’t know why we actually stayed inside for so long…haha!
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From the website:

The Panthéon (Latin Pantheon, from Greek Pantheon, meaning “Every god”) is a building in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France. Paris’ Pantheon was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, modelled after the Pantheon in Rome, but after many changes now combines liturgical functions with its role as a famous burial place.

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Overly-artistic sculpture =X

And the paintings and more paintings…
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Appreciating the paintings? xD

Some of them are really quite nice!
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Again, I didn’t ask for all these photos. Most of the time my brother was like, “You go stand there“, so they are automatically taken by my photographer 😛
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Joining the masses xD

Oh this is how the exterior is supposed to look like by the way~ So the dome part was the part under renovation.
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The interior design!

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From being a dwarf in front of the building to giant now! xD

Down to the basement! But it was actually equally empty as well ._. I think this is where the burial place is.
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Bro told me to take this picture and then said it looks scary -.-“

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Alpha & omega~

Left the boring Pantheon and I forgot where we headed next. I think this was just another church that we chanced upon? At least can take picture at this one 😛
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Loving this foreign feel (and view)!
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Next destination – Palais Garnier!
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It is actually a opera house and I was excited to visit because I remember (from pictures) the interior is damn pretty! And indeed, it didn’t disappoint me; it was quite an eye-opener! Like wowwwwwwww~ So grand!
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Even ceiling also so pretty~
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But I swear that it looks much much better in real than in photos, even after I tried changing the white balance and all. I just can’t capture the actual lighting of the place and it’s really damn nice! Simply majestic!
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But that’s still not the most WOW part, the real eye-opener was when we explored further…
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LOOK AT THE GRAND FOYER! Simply beautiful and magnificent!!!
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Too bad I wasn’t able to capture the beauty with it in selfie mode~
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Everywhere, every corner is so intricate~ And the extravaganza really makes the place looks like it’s a palace, not a opera house!
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Different white balance, different feel~

Taking a few shots at the beautiful place! Simply adore its beauty! ❤
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Heading to the outdoor to snap more pictures! 😀 Corridor also so pretty!
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Love the city view from here too!
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Headed back indoor and by right, most of the opera theatres were closed and only opened for ticket holders. But I managed to find one that happened to be opened and I sneaked in for some pictures!
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Again, it actually looks much more grand in real than in pictures~ But of course I still like the grand foyer more! (:
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The elegant lights and pretty ceiling!
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Despite the pretty interior and nice ambience there, somehow I still like this black and white photo the best (:
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Done with Palais Garnier and it’s time for the next destination! But before that, I had to drop by an important place first! MUST!
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Jiang jiang jiang jiang~! How can we miss out indulging in the real FRENCH dessert when we are in Paris, let alone it being my favourite MACARONS!!!
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It’s like the most famous macarons in Paris, so even though these Pierre Hermé macarons cost me like 28 euros (S$41.58), I just had to splurge on them! Call me crazy, but it could be once in a lifetime you see! And I don’t like to let such opportunity slip! At least I am mad happy!!! 😀
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So finally off to the last destination of the day and also the highlight of Paris – Eiffel Tower! Get ready for the spam since it had been my DREAM DESTINATION since young!
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Even though many said it’s overrated, I still think everyone should visit at least once in their lives!
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Bro and I decided to visit it slightly earlier so that we can catch both the day view and night view~ Luckily the weather was good on this day, and the sky was in quite a pretty blue!
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It may look somewhat similar to Japan’s Tokyo Tower, but the Eiffel Tower still wins in terms of the overall design and details. It’s really pretty and I love it! Who cares about overrated 😛
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Taking endless selfies at my dream destination using my selfie stick! Oh I wore this “Follow Your Heart” shirt on purpose because I followed mine and it led me here ❤
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Bro refused to take a wefie with me, hence I took it with my macarons! Bleah~ Enjoying the Eiffel view with my favourite dessert! 😀
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Sky starting to turn dark~ The sunset in Europe is pretty early! But the Eiffel remains such a beauty ((((:
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Then suddenly, there was this dance troupe performing and dancing towards us. I must admit that I got paranoid for a while whether they are potential pickpockets ._. After all this tourist attraction is one of the well-known places for pickpockets! And there were also a lot of “scammers” touting there, selling all sorts of stuff. It’s like every few steps you see one…Zzzzzz.
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But I think they are real performers luh…haha~
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Got our tickets to go up after a longggggggggg queue! There were security checks going on as well, which slowed down the queue further. We were kinda used to it by then, cause it was only shortly after the Charlie Hebdo shooting incident, hence we gotta go through security check at almost every tourist attractions that we visited in Europe.
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View from the Eiffel Tower~!
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Panoramic view!

The sunset wasn’t very obvious, but it would still be nice to have taken a time-lapse here~
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Went up to the top level to check out the view but it turned out to be an outdoor area! Which means you can literally feel the super strong wind blowing at you and I swear it was damn damn damn colddddddddddd!!!!!!!
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Giving a very stiff smile because I was freezing!!!
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Hands were trembling as I took these shots! >.<
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And after trying very hard to snap a few shots, Bro was like, “Shall we go down already? It’s damn cold here!” Of course I agreed right away, so in the end we only stayed up there for like 5 minutes or less…hahaha! Such a pity, because we queued so long! Would have been a better experience if it wasn’t so ccold~~~

Time for the spam of Eiffel Tower’s night view! Such a beauty!!!
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Back to the apartment for some warmth and to enjoy my yummy macarons! 😀 (I look mad shagged here~)
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不舍得吃!

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Miss my macarons now x.x

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Look of bliss! Hehe!

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