The Beauty of Paris and London / by Krista Boivie

Earlier this month, my best friend Chandra and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Paris and London during my Spring Break. It has been a few years since I've been to Europe and I was excited to visit again.  Paris is one of my favorite cities and I was thrilled that I could share it with Chandra.  Here is a small selection of some of my favorite images.  

near our hotel in the St. Germain neighborhood

near our hotel in the St. Germain neighborhood

We took a Chocolate and Pastry tour of Paris and these were my favorite treats. Yummy chou from La Maison du Chou

We took a Chocolate and Pastry tour of Paris and these were my favorite treats. Yummy chou from La Maison du Chou

There is something magical about the Eiffel Tower at night.  We enjoyed wandering around after a relaxing dinner cruise along the Seine.

There is something magical about the Eiffel Tower at night.  We enjoyed wandering around after a relaxing dinner cruise along the Seine.

We were the fifth people in line to enter Versailles and so I was able to capture this stunning picture of the Hall of Mirrors.  When I was last in Paris 10 years ago, they were doing reconstruction work in this room and everything was covered up--so it was exciting to spend some quiet time alone in the room before the crowds of people arrived.

We were the fifth people in line to enter Versailles and so I was able to capture this stunning picture of the Hall of Mirrors.  When I was last in Paris 10 years ago, they were doing reconstruction work in this room and everything was covered up--so it was exciting to spend some quiet time alone in the room before the crowds of people arrived.

One of the fountains in the gardens of Versailles

One of the fountains in the gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles

Palais Garnier...even though the legend of the Phantom of the Opera isn't real, it was on my mind the whole time we were wandering this beautiful building.

Palais Garnier...even though the legend of the Phantom of the Opera isn't real, it was on my mind the whole time we were wandering this beautiful building.

Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

Interior shot of Notre Dame

Interior shot of Notre Dame

One of the most interesting subway lines we rode while in Paris

One of the most interesting subway lines we rode while in Paris

View of the Tower Bridge in London from the Tower of London

View of the Tower Bridge in London from the Tower of London

Parliament, Big Ben and Elizabeth 2 Tower

Parliament, Big Ben and Elizabeth 2 Tower

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Amazing sunset view of London from our hotel room

Amazing sunset view of London from our hotel room