Day Two - Takin' It To The Streets

From morning 'til late last night (we got back to the apartment just before midnight - yikes!) we were takin' it to the streets here in Paris.  

It started with an early morning trip to the local market to get breakfast

It started with an early morning trip to the local market to get breakfast

...we did NOT make Annie B. eat these.

...we did NOT make Annie B. eat these.

However, we did all enjoy a few of these.  Ooh la la!

However, we did all enjoy a few of these.  Ooh la la!

Then it was off to the Metro...

Then it was off to the Metro...

First stop...Sacre-Coeur, a major landmark in Paris, is also known as The Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre.  The church is beautiful and the panoramic views from the top (the second highest point in Paris) make the trip (and, making our way through the crowds) even more worthwhile.

First stop...Sacre-Coeur, a major landmark in Paris, is also known as The Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre.  The church is beautiful and the panoramic views from the top (the second highest point in Paris) make the trip (and, making our way through the crowds) even more worthwhile.

Annie at the entrance to Sacre-Coeur (Paris in the background)

Annie at the entrance to Sacre-Coeur (Paris in the background)

This weekend in Paris, the streets are filled with music to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the official start of summer.  This park near The Champs Ellysees had dozens of pianos just sitting around - anybody could walk up and play.  

This weekend in Paris, the streets are filled with music to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the official start of summer.  This park near The Champs Ellysees had dozens of pianos just sitting around - anybody could walk up and play.  

The music was on every street corner...from DJs to small bands to this Lady GaGa impersonator...Parisians of all ages were celebrating summer.  (Please know that we did take Annie to Musee de l'Orangerie to see Monet's water lilies before all of these shenanigans started.)

The music was on every street corner...from DJs to small bands to this Lady GaGa impersonator...Parisians of all ages were celebrating summer.  (Please know that we did take Annie to Musee de l'Orangerie to see Monet's water lilies before all of these shenanigans started.)

We were exhausted after celebrating right along with them.  Can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

We were exhausted after celebrating right along with them.  Can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store!