Alex Roque

Writer By Night

Adventure Time Tuesday – Valentine’s Day Edition!

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“Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

Happy Valentine’s Day! Give everyone you know and love a hug! <3

In honor of this day, I wanted to share a few pictures from when I happened to land in France on Valentine’s Day one year when visiting my future husband.

I landed in Paris, and was whisked away to pretty much the highest point in Paris, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. It was really a wonderful area full of budding artists and happy people, even though it was only 30 degrees Fahrenheit out [the clear skies meant nothing!].

Crowd singing on the church steps

One of the more amazing moments we held was a large crowd of people on the stairs leading up to the church, sitting and swaying, dancing and singing along with the guy who was playing his guitar. It was one of those moments that just stuck with me, because this is just something I’ve never seen where I live. I wish I took more pictures, but I think I was too distracted [and exhausted, most likely].

Another view of the church while getting crepes

The church itself was gorgeous, but for some reason I don’t have pictures. I’m not sure if they were allowed, or if I was just too tired. XD I’m a victim of jetlag. We didn’t climb to the top because my hips wouldn’t last, but it was definitely something I would have liked to have done.

I have some pics from when I went in here in 2008 as well, because I wanted to show more pictures that I hadn’t taken on Valentine’s Day.

The view from Montemarte

The view was stunning – I myself am never high up in Southern California, so to see a city from this point of view is always breathtaking.

An epic front view of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica

I really feel like there was still so much to see in this area – this is where artists like Picasso lived and hung out, the Moulin Rouge is there. . . It’s another great pocket of adventure in Paris.

I leave you today with this picture of my all time favorite dessert that I discovered in France, and that my husband found for me in to-go style that day. This is an île flottante, which means floating island. This is heaven in a bowl, friends.



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