Well this was a treat – after seeing the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero, I went on a Seine River cruise! “Cruise” may have been too misleading of a name because there was no endless food or flowing drink as on a cruise ship; it was just a boat ride on the Seine River. But I was very excited by this because I thought a “river cruise” was such a fancy, grown-up thing to do while on my last trip to Paris 8 years ago that I wanted to try it “when I grew up.” I daresay that now, 8 years later, counts (eep)!
Right after going above deck, it started to rain! I decided to rough it. No regrets there.
Well, when the rain stopped, the whole crowd came out again…
Perhaps not the best picture of Paris’s famous “love lock” bridge, but as you can clearly see above, they replaced it with…plastic walls?
The nice thing was, this cruise happened during sunset. But unfortunatley, I was a dumb-dumb and stood on the wrong side of the boat to capture it! I stood at the front of the boat with the sunset to my back, but if I had been on the other end, I could have gotten an unobstructed view of the sun setting. Why didn’t I just cross over? Because I realized my mistake too late and by then it was crowded as heck. So nearly all of my beautiful sunsets have tourists in them. Well we can’t have it all.
Replacing the love lock bridge ain’t gonna stop any one:
My favorite sunset shot:
The colors were unreal!
I read over on Silently Free about the Pont Neuf bridge. I thought it looked vaguely familiar (did I go under it on my river cruise?), and my suspicions were confirmed when I saw the bridge in my own pictures:
And here we are, back at the start.
Did I take a selfie while on the boat? Why yes, yes I did.
And the fun didn’t end there! After the river cruise, I went up the Eiffel Tower to see the city at night. Check it out!
The boat cruise was a neat way to see the city from a different perspective. I think I’d totally do it again, and during sunset, for that was truly magical.
What are your favorite things to do and see in Paris?
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