The TGV got us to Paris with most of the day ahead of us so we checked in at our hotel, dropped our luggage and decided to head out for sightseeing so we could squeeze as much as possible in, leaving the next day for The Catacombs and more exploring. We didn’t have a guide nor any plans which in a way worked out since this just meant wandering around and experiencing the city without time restrictions. We figured making our way out to the Eiffel Tower was the best way to go about it so we headed off in that direction. After getting an eyeful of the Tower we weren’t really sure what to do next, but we did know we were hungry so we looked up vegan restaurants and found Hank Vegan Burger on the map. It was a good hours walk, we could have taken the subway which was pleasingly very easy to follow, but we figure walking was the best way to see the city so why not. By this time night was falling and the city looked so beautiful all lit up. Hank Vegan Burger was an absolute oral delight, the staff was so polite and nice. Afterwards we decided to call it a night and get some well needed rest for the next day.
On Friday the 11th we had planned a pretty packed day of sightseeing. Originally I had planned to shoot but I wasn’t quit feeling in the mood. The room just didn’t say anything about Paris or France so it seemed a little pointless not to mention I’ve just been feeling very uninspired lately when it comes to getting creative. I’d rather not create work at all than create mediocre work. I’m hoping with the new year my battery will be recharged and I’ll be ready to bust out some new and inspiring work ;) With that being said I was up at 6:30am for make up so after scrapping the idea for shooting we were ready to hit the city by 8. We made reservations for the Catacombs but only for 3pm so we had half the morning and afternoon to squeeze in a little sightseeing before heading off in that general direction. We visited the Montparnasse Cemetery since it was on the way to Notre Dame. We wanted to visit the Père Lachaise Cemetery but it was a bit out of the way so we just stuck to Montparnasse. Of course we took tons of photos in the Catacombs so be prepared to scroll through lots of bones and dead people. I really enjoyed the Catacombs, it was just as spooky and awe inspiring as I expected.
After the Catacombs we were ready to head out to eat. We were lucky enough to find yet another mouthwatering vegan bistro called Brasserie LOLA. After that we decided it was a little too early to call it a night so we looked for any punk, goth, or alternative bars that caught our eye. We decided on Cantada II their playlist sounded promising but sadly once we were there we quickly realized the speakers weren’t the best and you could hardly make out the music, however the bar was really cool and filled with dark macabre artwork which is always a bonus ;) It was a long and exhausting day and I think we saw a lot and made the best of it so we decided to have one drink and head back to the hotel to get some rest. We had to catch an early train to Frankfurt at 7am anyway.