Paris – Les (non) Photos

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Is this thing on?


*blow dust off*


Oh look! It’s my blog!

What’s up guys? Not too much here. (<– lies)

So get this, I went to Paris for a week  and didn’t take a single picture.  Not only did I not take pictures, I hardly saw anything worth taking pictures of. You see, I was there for a work conference, so the entirety of my trip was spent inside my hotel, with the exception of a brief trip to the Monoprix (smaller than a Target but bigger than a drugstore) for gifts. And dinners. We did go out for dinners. Exceptionally delicious, exceptionally long dinners. But I didn’t do anything touristy and pretty much didn’t see anything in the daylight. You can blame that on my flight, but I’ll save that story for another day.

Did I see le Louvre?

Le Louvre


The Arc de Triomphe?

The Arc de Triomphe

No. (Thank you to spell check for fixing Arc de Triumpfe, which is apparently not correct.)

Did I see le Tour Eiffel?

Le Tour Eiffel

Yes.  Well… sort of. It was behind a building so I could only see the top.

Walking back from dinner one night, I did see this one statue of colorful artichokes that I wanted to snap a photo of, but our taxi came and I was yelled at in French which just plain scares me, and I didn’t get to take it. But, thanks to the power of Google Images, I will simply show you someone else’s picture of what I saw.

Colorful Artichoke Statue in Paris

Isn’t that gorgeous???

Yes, folks, this was my trip to Paris. But don’t feel too bad for me. I had a great time. Well, except for the flight over. But like I said, that story has to wait for another day.

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18 Responses to Paris – Les (non) Photos

  1. Missy says:


    I know how it is when you travel to cool places for work (thank GOODNESS for those expensed dinners though, right?).

    Think of it this way — if you had to go to a work conference well..I mean it was still in Paris. Could've been Detroit. (0;

  2. LauraJayne says:

    I was ALL SORTS of jealous when I heard that you went to Paris, but am less jealous now because it sounds like it included a lot of work.
    Wait. Who am I kidding? I'm still SUPER jealous. I just love being in Europe, whether I see anything or not!

  3. lindsay says:

    oh paris….I miss that place. Glad you enjoyed it. We missed you.

  4. In Paris and no sights? Le horror. 😉
    I haven't been to Paris since I was 16… but it was lovely. Though I did manage to get in trouble with the police for not keeping my metro ticket… long story!


  5. oh, no… I do hope the flight wasn't too incredibly bad…

    I've never been, and very much want to go! As much as I love sleep, I probably would have been up in the middle of the night, at least to see the Eiffel 🙂

  6. Christine says:

    Yes, Paris! Fortunately, my industry colleagues insist on conferring in places that are rich in culture and experience and great food. Next up, a return to San Francisco!

  7. Christine says:

    I missed you, too!

  8. Christine says:

    Yeah, it's really fun to be there, even if it's for work. I thought of you at an event, when they had these little pieces of toast with chevre and honey on them, and a sign saying “Oui, Gluten Free!”

  9. Christine says:

    The Eiffel lights up hourly and it's really spectacular (even if you can only see the top half!)

  10. Christine says:

    Oh no, dealing with police in another country cannot be fun!

  11. Well, at least you can say that you went to Paris. And saw colorful artichokes. Not everyone can say that. 🙂

  12. Hannah says:

    Who needs photos when you're breathing Paris' gorgeous amazing sugary air? (Well, I need the photos, but you don't 😛 ) So happy for you having a whirlwind trip, and hope the next is all fun, not work 😀

    P.S. I totally, absolutely, really loved eating from Monoprix for dinner. I remember blogging about their frozen macarons 😛

  13. Oh man, now we have to hear the flight story!!

  14. mila says:

    Wow.. Paris.. I'd really love to go there someday.
    Too bad you didn't got the chance to take a tour around town, at least you kind of saw the Eiffel… I still envy you 🙂

  15. Now I'm just very intrigued about the flight story… lol

    And it looks beautiful! I have sadly never been to Paris, but it's on my to-do list!

  16. Bwahahaha! A conference in Paris? That is tourture!

  17. GAHHHH I have a love/hate with work trips. Like you, I tend to spend most of my days inside and dinners out with colleagues I am indifferent about. BUT I can't imagine being in Paris and not getting to do anything touristy. =(

  18. Panda says:

    Hey, at least there was good food!

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