Panoramic views of Paris


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Tour Maine-Montparnasse (Maine-Montparnasse Tower), also commonly named Tour Montparnasse. The building is just a horrible wreck of a structure. Built in the early 1970s, it sticks out of the Paris skyline like the proverbial sore thumb. BUT it really have the best view of Paris and the surrounding communities even without the punchline.

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So if you wish to see an elegant or romantic tower, then go toEiffel Tower, but if you want to wait for few minutes to buy a ticket and see Paris from up, then go directly to the Maine-Montparnasse Tower.

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In the end my “Paris Je T’Aime” was said from up here and not from Eiffel tower, I left that one for another romantic visit with my boyfriend 🙂

XOXO

Hop-On to the Vasa with me!


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While you on your Swedish vacation or just a new resident like me, be sure to visit one of Stockholm’s most well-known attractions: the Vasa Museum. Of all the things to do in Stockholm, this historic museum offers a wide variety of sights and experiences for adults and children alike, making it a must-see.

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The Vasa Museum is situated on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the Central Station and 10 minutes from the metro station Karlaplan.

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You could also take the ferry from Slussen all year round to enjoy the view.

Vasa “Swedish warship” was built between 1626 and 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing about 1.300 m into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Basically it failed in its mission!!

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The ship is one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions and has been seen by over 29 million visitors since 1961.

To be honest, the ship is a real piece of art. I just fell in love with the construction and the sculptures.

The Vasa was decorated with sculptures intended to glorify the authority, wisdom and martial prowess of the monarch and also to deride, taunt and intimidate the enemy.

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Vasa has been the subject of hundreds of books, articles and papers on topics ranging from marine archaeology to culinary history. Three children’s books about Vasa have been written in Swedish and later translated into English, German, Danish, and Norwegian: The Vasa Saga by Bertil Almqvist, The Vasa Sets Sail by Mats Wahl (illustrated by Sven Nordqvist), and The Vasa Piglet by Björn Bergenholtz.

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In addition to the ship itself and its outlying exhibits, the museum offers a film about the Vasa’s history, viewable in sixteen different languages, and there is also a restaurant and gift-shop on the museum’s premises.

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Glimpse from colorful Stockholm


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Stockholm can be cut into thirds- one-third green area, one-third development and one-third water.

Stockholm is like no other capital in the world. Built on fourteen islands, it rises gracefully from water so clean that you can go swimming or fishing in the very heart of the city. Its waterfront is alive with boats, from ferries to shuttle you around the city to sailboats and yachts that cruise out into the vast archipelago that stretches into the Baltic. Of course getting around doesn’t require a boat–you can walk, bike, drive or take advantage of the city’s impeccable mass-transit system.

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One of the many cool things about Stockholm is the architecture.

The origin of the many yellow and orange houses in Stockholm is a decree from the Over-Governor of Stockholm in 1699 which stated that all new stone houses should be yellow in colour. It was not immediately accepted but after being promoted by some of the leading architects of the 1700’s it became predominant and remained so until the 1920’s.

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Usually the weather is gray, but the good part about this city is the brightly painted buildings.

As you can see, it was a very cloudy day, and a tiny bit of sun snuck through and fell on the waterfront buildings.

How did you spend your weekend?

xoxo