Week 11 Paris

So this week was pretty normal, homework, class, coffee, and caught up on a few of my favorite American shows. In my Urban approach to Spain and Europe class we went on a field visit to the Raval neighborhood in Barcelona. This particular area is focused on art, culture, and music. It’s an up and coming part of the city, it has an urban feel to it with a mixing of low/high income residents and housing. There are a bunch of cute “artsy” shops, vegan/vegetarian restaurants, vintage shops, and graffiti in every corner. It’s probably my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona. The city has made it a priority to rebuild and bring people to the neighborhood, and it’s actually the only neighborhood in Barcelona where the foreigners outweigh the born residents with 60% of the residents being immigrants. That was the highlight of my week, and then this weekend I went to Paris! It was a really short trip though, a Friday to Sunday. I saw the Eiffel tower (of course), Norte Dame, the “lock bridge”, Moulin Rouge, ¬†walked around downtown Paris, and the Luxembourg Gardens. We didn’t get time to go to The Louve, but definitely doing that next time I go, because there will definitely be a next time!

La Raval field visit

La Raval field visit

Norte Dame

Norte Dame

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens

3 thoughts on “Week 11 Paris

  1. Awesome pictures! My best friend was just in Paris, she is studying in Spain for the term, and she said she absolutely loved it! Although it was a little expensive, she said she had a great time! It sounds like you’re traveling a lot, which is always fun.

  2. I loved Paris so much that I am going back not this weekend but ext weekend! I went to the Louvre last time I was there and saw the Mona Lisa for the sake of seeing it, but I thought there were a lot prettier of pictures in other areas of the museum that I lived even better than the Mona. I didn’t have a chance to go to the Luxembourg gardens but from your picture it looks gorgeous!

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