On the third day, we were free to explore Paris. I thought it would be a good idea to walk along the Seine to get to the Eiffel tower. It was a great idea, although I got a bit sunburnt.
I love the birds here. I know most people hate pidgeons and crows, but they are fun to watch and good photo subjects.
Here it is, the Eiffel Tower! Since I've gotten so used to walking through Times Square, I can imagine how mundane it must become to locals, and even irritating with the amount of very persistant men walking around aggressively trying to sell you trinkets. Still, it is beautiful and quite a feat of engineering.
Later that day, the group met up to take a rainy boat tour together.
This man and I were the only ones willing to brave the rain for some photos. He was visiting Paris from Taiwan and was eager to see the Eiffel Tower light up at night.