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Wearing Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

Exploring the City of Love

April 13, 2018

A short break to the ever popular capital of France wearing Dolce and Gabbana in Paris.

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 Ambling around Paris

by Joshua Paget / for Eyewearthese.com / in Journeys

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. Renown for romance, cafes and of course the landmarks, Paris has everything. A couple of days away to recharge the batteries and see the infamous sights it has to offer was just what I needed.

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | View over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Selfie of couple wearing Ray-Ban and Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | View of the back of the Louvre building | EyeWearThese

An Eye full from the Eiffel

As everyone does, we headed straight to the Eiffel Tower. A clear day guaranteed unspoiled views across the Parisian landscape. Like a huge game of ‘Where’s Wally’ we scoured the green and beige of below to hunt for landmarks below. Being roughly 300m off the ground looking down on the French city was more enthralling than first anticipated. I half expected reaching the landmark, standing bewildered by the size and become bored within 5 minutes of being at the top. Thankfully only half of that was correct. I was astonished by the scale of the Eiffel Tower and more so of the endless views.

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | View of the Arc De Triomphe from the Eiffel Tower | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | View from underneath the Eiffel Tower | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | A view of Jardin Du Trocadero From the Eiffel Tower | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | The Eiffel Tower from ground level | EyeWearThese

Loving the Louvre

Being an art graduate I naturally gravitated towards the Louvre. I couldn’t not take this chance in seeing the Mona Lisa. The building itself is a masterpiece and the surroundings are too. Inside I was quite shocked by the amount of security that guard the famous portrait. Imagine, your day job being the person guarding paint on a canvas! But I digress. Discovering artwork that I’d previously seen via the internet for my own projects was extremely interesting for me. The fact the Louvre is a free attraction for EU citizens under 25 was an added bonus.

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | The Louvre and the fountain | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Building next to the Louvre | EyeWearThese

The Bells, The Bells!

The Notre Dame Cathedral took high priority on our list of ‘must sees’.  The history, the literature and a Disney film pushed our desire for discovering the Cathedral for ourselves. I must admit, from standing at the front door I was a little underwhelmed. I expected a huge building like the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona. That wasn’t the case. My views swiftly changed once we stepped inside. The high ceilings and architecture inside emitted an atmosphere that totally juxtaposed my previous apprehensions.

Dolce and Gabanna in Paris | Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabanna in Paris | Artwork on the celing in Notre Dame | EyeWearThese
Dolce and Gabanna in Paris | The outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris | EyeWearThese

Perfection in Paris

Throughout our time in Paris, stumbling across landmarks and beautiful views seemed all too common. From coincidentally walking past the Moulin Rouge while we explored Paris further to the beautiful Hotel de Ville. Each corner seemed to hold a different gem to behold. A personal highlight was the Sacre Coeur. The Sacre Coeur prominantly stands at the top of a hill, and contrasts alluringly against the blue sky. The architecture is sublime and by far one of my favorite buildings in Paris.

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | The Sacre Coeur in Paris | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Boats on the river Seine | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | The Moulin Rouge | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | The Hotel De Ville de Paris | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | View from the Eiffel Tower over the Paris Landscape | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Coffee and sunglasses in a Paris Cafe | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Dolce and Gabbana logo | EyeWearThese

Cafes, Coffees and Cakes

The temptation to stop and have a coffee and something sweet is always hard to over come, especially in Paris. We found ourselves taring ourselves away from windows full of pastries and pain au chocolate. Our diet strongly consisted on snacking around the city as we wondered. But, it would be rude not to have a croissant or crepe in Paris. Wouldn’t it? The multitude of cafes did however come as welcome rest stops to rest our feet. A little visit to a chocolate shop proved an astonishing idea. Here we witnessed a boat and the Notre Dame cathedral made of chocolate. Amazing.

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Crepe and coffee in Paris | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Boat made of chocolate in Paris | EyeWearThese

Dolce and Gabbana in Paris | Croissant and Coffee in Paris | EyeWearThese

Au Revoir

Given the opportunity I would gladly revisit Paris. It is one city that I thoroughly enjoyed and believe that I have more to see and to see again. I don’t think I could get tired of seeing the world from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Although I would get tired of taking all the stairs down again.  If you haven’t visited I would strongly recommend you do.


Footnotes: Photographs – Rose West | Words – Joshua Paget

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