Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Travel Pics: Paris - Miscellaneous

This will be my final batch of pics from my trip to Paris, France last April. It consists of sights from areas both famous and obscure around the great city. Enjoy!

Here is Saint Christopher's Paris, the (excellent) hostel where I stayed. Both the building and the rising bridge are prominently featured in one scene in Micmacs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's latest film.

Behold the strange architectural wonder that is the Georges Pompidou Centre:

Here is the Arc de Triomph (with, it appears, portions of it being renovated behind decorative panels) and the legendary Champs-Élysées.

Montmartre and the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur:

During my visit, I had to visit the world-famous bookstore Shakespeare and Co.

I also visited a building where Victor Hugo lived for a period of his life, today a museum dedicated to the man, his life and his legacy.

I later visited the Seine and, fittingly, the central locale of one of Hugo's most well-known works.

Two of the most peaceful settings I visited: the Montmartre Cemetery...

...and the Montparnasse Cemetery.

Finally, here is a variety of shots I took of the Eiffel Tower, that most Parisian of landmarks, and the Palais de Chaillot which stands across from it (on the opposite side of the Seine):