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/ 07 May 2014 / 2 Comments

PARIS TWO {MONTPARNASSE, PERE LACHAISE, BUTTES CHAUMONT}





1. One of my favourite street views from a roof terrace next to Montparnasse 
2. Picture of said terrace
3. Notre Dame from across the river {you'll find that the only good picture of Notre Dame is from far away so you get the whole cathedral in it}
4. View in Parc des Buttes Chaumont
5., 6., 7. Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise {argh, can't find the right accents on the keyboard}
8. Parc des Buttes Chaumont again, it's a lovely place and you can see Sacré-Coeur from there!

Two days condensed into one post here. Don't you love the street as seen from Montparnasse? {What I'm really saying is; don't you love just about any street in Paris?} It happened to be very warm on my first day and I happened to be wearing a skater skirt. It also happened to be very windy, so I was walking around with both my hands holding the skirt down to keep it from flashing everybody. And then my friend Jo left me for a few hours so I ventured into C&A and Mango and various places to look for shorts. In the end I found h&m and it didn't disappoint {it rarely does}. I got the shorts you can see in the pictures at the cemetery. I like the pattern and they go with a lot of stuff. Anyway, the garments in the Paris store are quite different from what you see in h&ms over England! Obviously, you will find some of the same clothes, especially the basics, but the colour palette in Paris is a bit toned down and the items presented seem a bit classier. They're arranged slash visually merchandised in different combinations to create that Parisian chic look.

I don't know if you think it morbid to take pictures at cemeteries, but I certainly don't. I liked how Pere Lachaise cemetery had it's own streets and resembled a small town where people come to rest after they die. We went to find Jim Morrison's grave, although I don't really care that much for him, but we also went to see Chopin's grave afterwards. You could spend a good half a day just strolling around looking for tomb stones if that's your thing.
I wore shorts because I expected it to be as warm as the day before but it cooled down to about 12 degrees so it wasn't great. I am wearing thick tights though, in case you're wondering.

Cemetery and Montparnasse are both beautiful, but if there's one thing I recommend visiting, it is Parc des Buttes Chaumont. A bit out of the way and not busy with tourists, yet still close enough to have a view of the basilique. Plus, if you're lucky, you'll encounter a group or Asian women doing aerobics on top of a small hill. I'm serious.

Have you ever visited Buttes Chaumont Parc? What did you think about it?


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