Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

A Weekend in Paris

Joan and I had a wonderful weekend in Paris…
Notre Dame

Notre Dame

 

This was our first trip to Paris and I must admit we were a bit overwhelmed. Paris is rich with history and there is simply so much that it is impossible to take it all in. It is amazing to see so many things which are instantly recognizable thanks to movies and our history books. It’s funny how movies come to mind when we are surrounded by history centuries old, but that’s how most of us recognize much of the world’s treasures. The reality of viewing such history up close and in person is simply remarkable and intoxicating! Here are some more photos of out trip:

Paris Street Vending

Paris Book and Art Sellers

Seine River Paris

Seine River Paris

Louvre Museum Court Yard

Louvre Museum Court Yard

Louvre Museum Court Yard 2

Louvre Museum Court Yard 2

Louvre Museum Mona Lisa

Louvre Museum Mona Lisa

Louvre

Paolo Uccello's 'Battle of San Romano' of 1456

Paris

Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Night Time Lit

Eiffel Tower Night Time Lit

Paris at Night Notre Dam

Paris at Night Notre Dame

Catherine Mascrès September 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

Very nice pictures, Bryan. Your Mona Lisa is much nicer than the real one. Thank you for sharing some vivions of Paris. Glad you enjoyed it. Ami. Cath

mistah charley, ph.d. September 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Very nice. It’s been a while since I visited Paris myself (it was during the 20th century) and I enjoyed seeing the pictures and being reminded of my own time there. Some of my ancestors were French (and so is my stepmother, actually). And others were English, and others German. As someone at the Nova Scotia Archives said to a cousin of mine who’d gone there to do genealogical research, “We’re all related – even the Chinese.”

Steve September 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Hi Bryan.

I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Great Pictures. Did you do the Da Vinci Code tour? I see you did make it to the Louvre and Notre Dame.

I have been to Paris a few times and I do love it. I have been pretty much all throughout France. I really love Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille and the whole Mediterranean area. Have you ever been to that area.

I had taken 4 years of French in High School so I like getting to use it on occassion there. I was on the Atlantic Coast of France last summer on a cruise. We had three port stops along the way.

One was Mont St Michel in Normandy. That was really neat. It is a old Middle Age Abbey that when the tide comes in it is an Island. http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Provinces/Normandy/Mont-St-Michel.shtml

Glad to see you are back safe.

Steve

Bryan October 6, 2008 at 5:50 am

I thought I replied to this, maybe it didn’t show up? Hrm! This was our first real visit to Paris, we would love to visit the south of France and that Middle Age Abbey sounds great to visit! We didn’t try to get into Notre Dame, too many people, maybe next time!

A Weekend in Paris

Joan and I had a wonderful weekend in Paris…
Notre Dame

Notre Dame

 

This was our first trip to Paris and I must admit we were a bit overwhelmed. Paris is rich with history and there is simply so much that it is impossible to take it all in. It is amazing to see so many things which are instantly recognizable thanks to movies and our history books. It’s funny how movies come to mind when we are surrounded by history centuries old, but that’s how most of us recognize much of the world’s treasures. The reality of viewing such history up close and in person is simply remarkable and intoxicating! Here are some more photos of out trip:

Paris Street Vending

Paris Book and Art Sellers

Seine River Paris

Seine River Paris

Louvre Museum Court Yard

Louvre Museum Court Yard

Louvre Museum Court Yard 2

Louvre Museum Court Yard 2

Louvre Museum Mona Lisa

Louvre Museum Mona Lisa

Louvre

Paolo Uccello's 'Battle of San Romano' of 1456

Paris

Paris

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Night Time Lit

Eiffel Tower Night Time Lit

Paris at Night Notre Dam

Paris at Night Notre Dame

Catherine Mascrès September 30, 2008 at 10:37 am

Very nice pictures, Bryan. Your Mona Lisa is much nicer than the real one. Thank you for sharing some vivions of Paris. Glad you enjoyed it. Ami. Cath

mistah charley, ph.d. September 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Very nice. It’s been a while since I visited Paris myself (it was during the 20th century) and I enjoyed seeing the pictures and being reminded of my own time there. Some of my ancestors were French (and so is my stepmother, actually). And others were English, and others German. As someone at the Nova Scotia Archives said to a cousin of mine who’d gone there to do genealogical research, “We’re all related – even the Chinese.”

Steve September 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Hi Bryan.

I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Great Pictures. Did you do the Da Vinci Code tour? I see you did make it to the Louvre and Notre Dame.

I have been to Paris a few times and I do love it. I have been pretty much all throughout France. I really love Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille and the whole Mediterranean area. Have you ever been to that area.

I had taken 4 years of French in High School so I like getting to use it on occassion there. I was on the Atlantic Coast of France last summer on a cruise. We had three port stops along the way.

One was Mont St Michel in Normandy. That was really neat. It is a old Middle Age Abbey that when the tide comes in it is an Island. http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Provinces/Normandy/Mont-St-Michel.shtml

Glad to see you are back safe.

Steve

Bryan October 6, 2008 at 5:50 am

I thought I replied to this, maybe it didn’t show up? Hrm! This was our first real visit to Paris, we would love to visit the south of France and that Middle Age Abbey sounds great to visit! We didn’t try to get into Notre Dame, too many people, maybe next time!

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