Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Paris Shenanigans


As a kid, I grew up dreaming about going to Paris. Now, after having visited the city twice, I still dream about going to Paris. The city is an endless adventure, whether in the form of places, people, food, or culture. Here are some snapshots from my weekend:

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An abandoned railroad track near the south of Paris.

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Some new friends and one old friend, messing around on the tracks.

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Musée d’Orsay, which used to be a train station. Sidenote: I really like the museum's logo.

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Paris Pride ingredients: pink hair, semi-nudity, and rainbow flags.

The first time I went to Paris, I had just graduated high school and wanted to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. My interests have shifted a bit since becoming an architecture student. So on Sunday morning, which I had to myself, I wanted to visit some of the architecture spots in the city:

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Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry.

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Musée du quai Branly: a combination of some of my favorite things—green, blue, and plants.

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We’ve talked about the Centre Pompidou in all of my architecture classes thus far, but it was a different experience to finally see it in person. The guy with the blue hair was a nice touch to the photo. 

A couple reasons why I like exploring on my own:
(1) I'm more introverted than extroverted, so it helps me recharge. There's less stimulus than from being in a group, so I have more time to listen, observe, and think.
(2) I can plan—or not plan—to go and do whatever.
(3) I get to visit these amazing places!

Overall, the weekend was a good balance of meeting new people, going on adventures, and having some time to myself. As the summer continues, I'm hoping for more weekends like it.

If you want to see what else I'm up to, you can find me here:


  1. Effie! Are you doing MISTI France? Looks like a lot of fun! Bisous, Rose

    1. I'm doing MISTI Belgium! It's been pretty fun so far :) What've you been up to?

  2. ++ to adventuring on your own :)