July ’15 In Review

wondermentary blog july

The entire month of July I’ve been flushing out more detailed posts from my Europe tour in June! Now I realize I’m a day late in my monthly recap, but I reaaaally wanted to finish all my Paris posts by the end of the month. And I did! So far, I’ve written about the first two cities: London and Paris. They were both wonderful and I had a lot to share (click on links to read article):

London

CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guards
This made my first visit to London all the more special!

LONDON LANDMARKS IN WESTMINSTER

Big Ben after Sunset
Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben all in close proximity.

BOROUGH MARKET

Green Borough Market London
Now can America have more food markets? Please?

TOWER OF LONDON & TOWER BRIDGE

The iconic castle + bridge

TATE MODERN

Trying to make sense of modern art here

VIEW FROM THE SHARD

The View from the Shard
Looking down from the EU’s tallest building

I SPY FROM THE LONDON EYE

London Eye Night Photo
What’s a trip to London without going on the Eye?

SNAPSHOTS: LONDON

Starting a new semester at Hogwarts!

Oxford & Stonehenge

ON THE COBBLED STREETS OF OXFORD

Oxford University Press
You’re gonna like this town if you’re into the “Old English” feels

INSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

New College Oxford Courtyard
Visiting one of the world’s top universities

STONEHENGE

Learned about some very, very old rocks

Read all of my London blog posts (yes, there’s more) here!

Paris

CRUISING DOWN THE SEINE RIVER

A unique way to see Paris? On a river boat!

CATHÉDRALE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

Notre Dame Cathedral
A beautiful example of superb Gothic architecture

ON A MISSION AT THE LOUVRE

I was there for one thing and one thing only

ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Figured out how to go to the top of the arc!

MONTMARTRE

Montmartre Art Shop
My favorite neighborhood in Paris (not like I’ve been to many, but…)

A TRADITIONAL FRENCH BISTRO DINNER

French Bistro Dinner Duck Confit
Best. Meal. In. France.

SNAPSHOTS: PARIS

Palais Garnier Paris Opera House
Phantom of the Opera fans – this is THE opera!

Versailles

CHÂTEAU DE VERSAILLES

Versailles Hall of Mirrors
Imagine having this in your home

GARDENS OF VERSAILLES

These gardens were a dream. And a great place to take selfies 😉

Read all of my Paris blog posts here!

Some stuff happened at home too, namely, I turned a year older…

A FOODIE’S BIRTHDAY

As they say, “another year older, another year wiser!”

Oh, and I also went to an Imagine Dragons concert. They’re seriously the best live!

TIGER CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge Texas
In what may have been the most random roadtrip detour, we went to go see some rescued tigers.

MY FIRST TIME BLUEBERRY PICKING

Braved the 100 degree Texas weather – but the fruits of my labor were worth it!

Now I know that’s quite the archive! If you ever check out any of these places, I’d be thrilled to hear about your experience. I mean, I’d also take suggestions for new places to go to!

What have you been up to lately?

Thanks for reading!

  • Love that picture at the Louvre! I was in London in July as well but I didn’t get a chance to visit any art museums this time, which I was really disappointed about. Great pictures!

    xo, endlesspostcards.com

    • Thanks! Did you get to see any of their other museums? Next time I’d really like to see the British Museum, which is supposedly one of their best.