naurwenseaflame: (Paris Eiffel Tower)
Mes Amis...

more photos of our Paris adventures! :)


We Walked To The Eiffel Tower... Views on the Seine...
We Walked To The Eiffel Tower...
... right from the Bois du Boulogne... So for once I approached it from right the other side. :) I really like how this photo turned out.
Views on the Seine...
... we took a boat tour on the Seine - it really gives you a different perspective and view on the buildings near the river. It was evening then so all photos are a little dark... Here you can also see one of the many boats - we never found two boats looking the same! They're all different.
On a Bridge... A Home?
On a Bridge...
... a view you can only get this close to from a boat...
A Home?
One of the boats on the Seine that looked like a houseboat to me... some of them had even more plants on them, real little gardens. :)
An Island... Notre Dame...
An Island...
... and I love the Willows here!
Notre Dame...
... viewed from the Seine. I'm not much into cathedrals and such, but I really like Notre Dame. :)
Sky! The Musée d'Orsay...
Sky!
I loved the way the clouds looked so dramatic here so I took the photo even though it was right against the sunlight...
The Musée d'Orsay...
... which once was a train station...
And it ended by the Eiffel Tower... Eiffel Tower Ornaments...
And it ended by the Eiffel Tower...
... the boat tour. :)
Eiffel Tower Ornaments...
... that's why i like this *modern* building - the details.
Hilarious!!!
Hilarious!!!
OK, I know this is so NOT *en style* to post this here, but come ON... this was at a really nice restaurant on the Champs Elysées... we had lunch there... delicious salmon and fruit cocktails... And imagine then you, um, go to the toilet as people do and you find a cabin with TWO toilets. It's like *hang around and chat with a friend* or something. LOL!!! I just had to take the photo.



So what more's to say...
To take a boat trip on the Seine is really worth it, even if it's the very touristy thing to do. I know *someone* on here really will go *bleurgh, boats!*. LOL
It might be nice to go on a late evening trip, too...

We took the boat trip the day after the concert, when we were all tired and crawling around... :)

More photos to come of course... ;)
naurwenseaflame: (Ireland - Hill of Tara)
Hmh, I'm SLOWLY getting there as how to post photos on here so they don't leave the entry halfways empty. Fingers crossed!

Today... it'll be mainly photos of our visit of the National Stud & their Japanese Gardens and gardens in general...
I'd read about this place somewhere online and thought it would be interesting... :D
And so it was!
It's a huge area, near the Curragh which is the horse racing area not too far from Dublin. The Curragh itself looked very impressive. We drove by and it's HUGE. It was empty right then and I couldn't really take photos on the way...

On we went then and after a bit of some yumminess to eat we visited the Japanese Garden of the stud - it's really beautiful and I liked its concept a lot. You start walking along a path and first you come to a small cave which is called the cave of birth. The path itself symbolizes the path of life. And so you walk on and on through this beautiful garden, following paths of childhood etc. then to the path of love... to the *engagement bridge*... etc. In the photos here you can see the Honeymoon Path. :)

Further then, after the garden, there are the wide meadows and fields where the horses have their homes. :)
It's a wonderful place to just walk, walk, walk. And you get away from the tourist crowd easily - which was badly needed as there were some annoying ones right when we arrived. Phew! :)
You can have a guided tour, but we didn't take that one as we wouldn't really have had the time and we'd rather wanted to just walk on our own and see a little more then. Thus we came across this meadow with 3 mares with their foals. Aw!
They were shy first, not coming any closer at all, but then their curiosity got the better of them and one by one they came to us to have a closer look at their visitors. :D I could have stayed there for ages. :)



The Honeymoon Path...


... in the Japanese Garden of the National Stud of Ireland. :)


The Honeymoon Path...


Green, Green, Green...

I love this view of the small lake in the Japanese garden...


Green, Green, Green...


Mum on her way... :)

She alawys chooses the unusual paths to follow. :D


Mum on her way... :)


Mum and baby Horses :)

They were lovely... and in the end very nosy. While shy at first in the end almost all of them came to us to have a closer look. :D


Mum and baby Horses :)


Play with Me!

This foal was so playful. I think if it could have gotten out of there it would have tumbled right into me hopping around excitedly. It was so sweet!


Play with Me!


Water...

... glittering in the sun


Water...


The Cullen Bar

Ha! I had to take a pic of this one! Seems as if there's a Finbarr Cullen that we Twilighters haven't heard about, yet. Hmh! ;D


The Cullen Bar


Well, the last photo... hahah! :D As we can see the vampire family has spread out to Ireland... ;)

Today, when we had 30°C and it was really roasting hot I thought back of the lovely summer days INCLUDING fresh breezes we had in Ireland. *that* climate is certainly perfect for me. :)
And the rain now and then definitely adds to the excitement. LOL



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