the stories of a los angeles violinist

eiffel tower & versailles

Added on by Jordan Martone.

how do i write about one of the biggest life-changing events i've had?

i'm surprisingly intimidated to write these paris posts. i cannot do them justice.

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 ^ my new pandora bracelet that my mom got me for christmas. highly appropriate.

^ my new pandora bracelet that my mom got me for christmas. highly appropriate.

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on one of our last days in paris, we took a trip to the very tip-top of the eiffel tower, at 10 o'clock at night. it was so completely overwhelming in all the best ways. joe's sisters came with us and maria conquered her fear of heights! the martones had been there before and stood where i stood, so they were hyping it up for me, saying that it was "so high" and i was surprised that i was not nervous at all. i felt very safe up there, enclosed by the grates and surrounded by many other tourists. don't let the height intimidate you, folks. buy the ticket and do it.

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 ^ the hall of mirrors. where's charlize theron?

^ the hall of mirrors. where's charlize theron?

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 ^ winter in versailles. and my adorable mom-in-love.

^ winter in versailles. and my adorable mom-in-love.

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have you ever seen versailles in the winter? it's still beautiful. by the time our versailles trip came around, my feet were screaming at me as if i'd just spent an entire day at disneyland, and it was only 9am... so walking around an enormous royal palace-turned-museum did not make the screaming stop.

but it was in the cafe at versailles that i discovered my most favorite beverage of all time. it was something i cannot pronounce, but it was bubbly and fruity and like everything i've ever yearned for when desiring to quench my thirst. i'm pretty sure oompa-loompas made it. they make all the best things, and that can be the only explanation for the greatness.

i have one more paris post coming by the end of the week. i really wanted to take an outfit photo each day i was in paris and make a paris-fashion-type post, but the funny thing about winter is that it's cold and you end up wearing a large black coat over whatever cute outfit you chose that day. and you never take that coat off. so you would've just had a post full of the same black coat. and you've seen enough of that already, amiright? 

happy mid-week! drink some coffee and put on some warm socks, it's almost the weekend.