Monday, October 7, 2013

Honeymoon: Romantic Morning Walk in Paris

 It took me almost 6 separate posts before I finished our 1st full day in Paris. I can't imagine how many more posts I'll churn out for the rest of the days, haha! Well, I just have to keep going since I hate leaving things undone, heh. For the start of 2nd day, we took a "romantic" morning walk to Tuileries Garden :)
#ootd before starting out day and we were both dressed in matching red :) 592710917443834528259271087579794804985927109065169165490
It was still early and there weren't much traffic on the roads. We decided to walk since the weather was cooling. 
Notice anything different about the trees in this area?
Clipped horse chestnut trees lined the walkway. I wonder how much time is spent grooming these trees into their rectangular shape?
Getting bored at walking, so Leecher embarked on his mission of 自拍, only to be photo-bombed.
Luxor Obelisk, which was originally located at the entrance to Luxor Temple in Egypt. This was gifted to France in 1829 & placed in the center of Place de la Concorde in 1836. 
I wanted to take a candid pic of touristy Leecher, with his camera slinging in front of him. Who knows that he'll be that sensitive to cameras and gave a smile.   
Pics first before continuing our journey :)
Leecher in his attempt to jay-walk - caught in the act! 
Fontaines de la Concorde (even the fountain has a name!) were built during the reign of King Louis-Philippe. The south fountain commemorates the maritime commerce and industry of France, while the north fountain commemorates navigation and commerce on the rivers of France. Above is the maritime fountain representing the maritime spirit of France. Large semi-nude figures supporting the vasque represent the Mediterranean Sea & the Atlantic Ocean. 
The weather was getting cold, so I suggested a stop at Angelina for their signature hot chocolate. Angelina is a luxury brand with a prestigious image that symbolises the "french way of life". They are famous for mont blanc (up to 600 are sold every day!) and hot chocolate. 
I'm lost in a pastry world! Cakes, breads and tarts were on display and everything looked so delicious. We ordered some bread, with a cup of their signature hot chocolate for takeaway. I missed the chance to dine in their tearoom - well, that's for another time!
These tiny jars of goodies would make good souvenirs. 
With the cup of rich hot chocolate in hand (to warm my hands at the same time), we headed off for our next activity :)  
Angelina Paris
226 Rue De Rivoli - Paris I
Tel: +33 01 4260 8200
Opening Hours: 7.30am till 7pm (Weekdays), 8.30am till 7pm (Weekends)

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