26 June 2013

Paris 5 - Château de Versailles

 Paris 5 - Château de Versailles (+ The Self Guided Walk Tour for my brother, A, who just followed because of med school)
 Château de Versailles is 20 mins away by train (RER C) from Paris. This is the view from Versailles-Château RER C Station to the Palace. It's a short but lovely five-minute walk.

 The Palace
 Statue of King Louis XIV

Sweater, Baguio City
Scarf, Stolen from my Mom's closet
Creepers, Harajuku, Japan
Sunnies, H&M
 The interior court of the Palace of Versailles

 The palace is overwhelming.
I suddenly became a fan of Baroque Architecture and Interior. Seriously. I no longer have a dream house but a dream Château!
 The Grand Trianon
 Mesdame' Apartments (Victoire's and Adelaide's)
(First Antechamber - Second Antechamber - Interior Chamber - Large Chamber - Library)
From the ergonomics up to the fabrics used in the furniture pieces, you'll know it was designed for the royal family. 

 Hoqueton's Salon with trompe-l’oeil decor and details 

 First family picture in France with The North Parterre in the background
 The South Parterre
 The Royal Chapel

Detail shots from the Mars Salon, Apollo Salon, and the King's Chamber:

 Tourist Mode at The Peace Salon
 The Hall of Mirros or La Grande Galerie in French
Eat your heart out, The Venetian
 If you're wondering why the photos I'm posting now are slightly better than the ones I posted with my previous posts, it's because these photos were taken and edited by my awesome sister, Angel.
When people ask me about my favorite part of the trip in France, my answer is definitely the Versailles Palace. 
 Just like our first day in Paris, we took A to the Arc de Triomphe down to Avenue des Champs-Elyseés and Jardin de Tuilleries.

To give you all an idea about the 284-step spiral stairs, here's an elevation of the Arc de Triomphe:

Fooling around at Jardin de Tuilleries. #AsianProblems
 And before ending the day, I convinced my mom to stop by Laduree for Macarons and Tea.

Day 6 (Louvre Museum) Coming Soon!

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21 June 2013

Day 4 at the City of Love

 Day 4 Itinerary: Jardin du Luxembourg - Les Voilers du Luxembourg - Fontaine Saint-Michel - Pont Saint-Michel - Palais du Louvre - Napoleon Courtyard - La Pyramide
 I wore only two layers that day (Worst Idea Ever)
I didn't even bring a freaking scarf! #SakitSaNipples TMI

The weather went down from 15'C to 4'C. 
We all assumed it would be warmer because day three was a sando-type of day. My sister even wore shorts and a sheer top. HAHAHA
First Destination: Jardin du Luxembourg, the second largest park in Paris.


 Day Off Photo

 Chillin like a villain
 Like father, like son!
 with Chicken Feet!
 Dumplings Unite! 
 Floral on Floral
 Mama Bear looking cute with her floral pants. It was a wear-floral day.
 Pose pose din pag may time.
I'm the most kulit and happy traveler in the family!

 Kunwari Paparazzi Shot #KUYA #FAIL
 Second Destination: Panthéon
 If you look closely enough, you can see the Eiffel Tower. It's amazing how you can see the tower wherever you are in Paris.

 Neoclassicism at its best!

 Third Destination: Eglise St-Severin, a small church in the heart of Paris. Our visit here was not planned but I'm glad we passed by while getting lost. We even witnessed the choir practicing. It has an unusual pillar that looks like a palm tree which makes it special from the other churches we've visited.

 Fourth Destination: Fontaine Saint-Michel

 Here's another Day Off Photo HAHA
 Looking at this photo reminds me of how cold that day was. Look at the couple all layered up but still freezing. 
 Fifth Destination: Pont Saint-Michel
 Fifth Destination: Palais du Louvre and Napoleon's Courtyard
 The Lost Losers #InsideJoke

Just in case you're curious why I call my family certain names: When we travel, we always have a buddy system. 
The Bears - Mom and Dad. They walk very slow and usually stop when they see a stall selling good food.
The Dumplings - My sister and I. SOMETIMES with my baby brother too. We're the cool ones.
The Lost Losers - They always get lost. HAHA
The Louvre Museum at 8PM (yes, it's still bright and cloudy). #WalangTao
Day 5 (Versailles Palace) and 6 (Louvre Museum) COMING SOON!

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