Things have gotten a little crazy at work since we have a big trial coming up so unfortunately my blogging activities have fallen a bit to the wayside. Thankfully there has still been some time for breaks, such as enjoying outdoor movies in Stanley Park at the Fresh Air Cinema. It's like a drive-in movie but with blankets and camping chairs instead of the cars!
P.S. I love English Bay and Stanley Park at sunset... gorgeous, no?
Finally, the last installment of my European vacation... the amazing city of Rome! Since we didn't have much time on this trip, we were unable to travel throughout Italy (which is next on the agenda, trust me). However, a visit to the capital was enough to whet my appetite and leave me wanting more. It's almost hard to fathom just how old this city is and what a rich history it has.
One of my favourite things to do was just take in all the breathtaking architecture. This skylight at the Pantheon, for example, provided the perfect spotlight for completely natural-lit photo ops.
Then, of course, there was Trevi Fountain and the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, among so many other gorgeous buildings and statues.
Obviously, a trip to Rome wouldn't have been complete without a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Ruins...
... which, by the way, looked pretty cool at night. See?
We also checked out the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel (unfortunately no pictures as they're not allowed).
Like Paris, Rome has tons of outdoor cafes where we indulged in delicious food and bevvies while soaking in the atmosphere. Total bliss!
And that's it! It's hard to believe it's almost been a month since I got back. I'm already dreaming about my next vacation...
(In case you missed them, don't forget to check out my other posts featuring London and Paris).
Things have been a little crazy since I recently started working full-time (here in BC, you have to complete a year of articling before you can get called to the Bar and practice as a licensed lawyer). I'm at the office all day so as you can imagine, my chances for photographing my outfits has decreased exponentially.
Night shots aren't my favourite but better than nothing, right?
By the way, aren't these platform boots amazing? I picked them up on my recent trip to London. For anyone who's interested, they're the called the Allegra Chelsea Platform Heeled Boots from Topshop and they also come in brown. I really wish we had a Topshop over here - I'd be shopping there all the time!
The last time I went to Paris I was about 3 years old, so I obviously remembered absolutely nothing about the city. This time around, I have so many great memories from my short stay that I'm sure I'll never forget it again.
For example, the streets of Paris looked exactly like how I imagined they would. Case in point: where our hotel was located in the 5e arrondissement.
Notre Dame was only a short walk away, as was the infamous Shakespeare & Company bookstore.
I went to sooo many museums over the course of my 3 weeks in Europe, but a trip to the Louvre was necessary to check out all the famous artwork (oh you know... just that little painting called the Mona Lisa...). However, I actually enjoyed Napoleon's Apartments the most. Seriously, how amazing is this dining room?
Next on the agenda was the Eiffel Tower, which we decided to climb to get a better view of the city. Walking up the stairs is cheaper than taking the elevator and the lineup is much shorter.
We visited the Panthéon, where I decided to take a rest on the steps...
And of course, our trip would not have been complete without a stroll down the Champs-Élysées for a peek at the Arc de Triomphe and a visit to Sacré-Cœur.
Once all our tourist-y stuff was done, my bf and I enjoyed relaxing over food and wine at the many outdoor cafes the city has to offer. I wish we could have these outdoor cafes in Vancouver but unfortunately it rains too much for that to be possible. Plus, it just wouldn't have that European flavour. The food in Paris, by the way, is YUMMY. I wanted to eat baguettes all day everyday, and I usually hate bread!
Anyway, that was an overload of pictures... I hope you enjoyed!
Stay tuned for the last part of my Europe trip featuring Rome in an upcoming post.