December 16 2009
This day was quite quiet, as we had only gone to the art museum, D'Art De Catalunya (MNAC) and to Casa Mila.
|View from Casa Mila|
As this was my last day in Barcelona, I was buying souvenirs for my parents - two mosaic figurines of an elephant (for my mum) and a bull (for my dad). On the train to the airport, we came across two guys from New Mexico who had accents from California/New York and were hot! Our flight was delayed for 50 minutes to Paris, which was quite annoying. We both decided to go to a restaurant and it was between Greek and Indian - we chose Indian. I had a Tandoori Chicken with a Mango drink, which were delicious.
December 18 2009
Woke up to snow, which was a first for me. I had crepes for breakfast before having a chocolate croissant as my Aunt and I were walking to the train station. My Aunt booked a ticket for me, €42, for the Russian Ballet which was on that night at the Opéra Garnier. I bought five books to read and a Paris bag. After that, we went to The Lourve, my Aunt didn't go in because she had already been there heaps of times and I didn't have to pay entry because under 18s are free. I got lost almost immediately, which was incredibly annoying, so I hadn't seen that many artworks, sadly. After the Lourve, my Aunt went in line to purchase a ticket for the Russian Ballet, however, I had to leave when the 'alarm' went for people to go to their seats.
|Waking up to snow, was wonderful|
|Opéra Garnier where I saw the Russian Ballet|
|First time seeing the Eiffel Tower|
|Venus de Milo|
|Opéra Garnier before Russian Ballet began|
|Beautiful ceiling of Opéra Garnier|
December 19 2009
When I woke up, my Uncle had arrived - he was suppose to arrive last night but his plane was delayed for 5 hours because of the snow. On this day we went to Notre Dame and Museé d'Orsay. I was so excited in seeing Notre Dame, as I am a massive fan in Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame.
|Museé d'Orsay clock|
|In Museé d'Orsay|
December 20 2009
Went to Versailles with my Uncle and it snowed, which was awesome. It was really strange to see these incredibly small beds - they would pile up their pillows. Later that night, my Aunt and I went to the Eiffel Tower and went on a boat cruise.
|Inner gate, look at the snow!|
|The gardens - couldn't go out, snowing too much|
|View of Eiffel Tower on boat tour|