By , July 13, 2012 7:23 am
We heart Paris

We heart Paris

One thing that we really wanted to do in Paris was have a wine, cheese, and bread picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower. So one fine day, we wandered down Rue Le Cler, stopping at the fromagerie, the boulanger, and the wine shop to pick up the necessary items. [FYI... while food generally isn't cheap, you can buy a fine bottle of red wine for about 1,50 Euros (about $2 CAD) and champagne comes as cheap as 1 Euro a bottle.]
Best. Picnic. Ever.

Best. Picnic. Ever.

Maybe it was the wine, or maybe this post from Don't Ever Look Back was still stuck in the back of my mind, but after our picnic I felt the insatiable desire for some more cheese...of the photo variety.

Everyone wanted some cheesy Eiffel Tower pictures

Everyone wanted some cheesy Eiffel Tower pictures

You know what I mean... those really cheesy Eiffel Tower pictures where you're holding it or pushing it down? We got a little more creative than most... and had a blast taking them. Luckily for me, Mike was a good sport (and a great photographer!) so we got some my favourite photos from our trip thus far... Enjoy!
Holding the Eiffel Tower

Holding the Eiffel Tower

Push though you might, that tower isn't going anywhere

Push though you may, that tower isn't going anywhere

Just hanging out

Just hanging out

It's all about balance

It's all about balance

A little Eiffel Tower love

A little Eiffel Tower love

Not so much Eiffel Tower love

Not so much Eiffel Tower love here

Good to the last drop

Good to the last drop

Too much wine?

Too much wine?

Under the Eiffel Tower

Under the Eiffel Tower

Mike thinks he's King Kong

Mike thinks he's King Kong

Pinching the Eiffel Tower

Pinching the Eiffel Tower

Makes a great leaning post

Makes a great leaning post

Uh... fail?

Uh... fail?

Playing with the wide angle at night

Playing with the wide angle at night

Smoochin'

Smoochin'

More smoochin'

More smoochin'

Hungry hungry Mike

Hungry hungry Mike

Cheesy photos aren't just for the Eiffel Tower... we got the pyramid at the Louvre in on the action

Cheesy photos aren't just for the Eiffel Tower... we got the pyramid at the Louvre in on the action

Mike, pretending to be the pyramid

Mike, pretending to be the pyramid

Nap time!

Nap time!

Wow... anyone else notice how destructive Mike is in all these pictures?

Wow... anyone else notice how destructive Mike is in all these pictures?

Mike continues eating his way through Paris...

Mike continues eating his way through Paris...

 

10 Responses to “A Little Bit of Wine and a LOT of Cheese Under the Eiffel Tower”

  1. Randy says:

    Awesome, I think creative as opposed to cheesy is the better adjective … love’m. Mike eating the ET was my fav.

  2. Delaine says:

    OMG, I am soooo laughing right now!! Great pics!!

  3. Kieron says:

    Hahaha, love your work guys! I wish those grass areas were open when we visited, you’ve taken some shots that we didn’t even think of… might have to go back and try them again! 🙂

    • Mike Lenzen says:

      If you are anything like us, you could probably go back to Paris a few times. There’s a lot to see, and it’s to expensive to stay and see it all in one trip.

  4. Nils & Ilona says:

    Great photos; you do need a good photographer to make them like that!

  5. Patricia GW says:

    I love these shots, you two are so funny! The picnic looks perfect: wine, baguette, and cheese – where can you go wrong?

    • Mike Lenzen says:

      I’m not sure, but we ate that way as often as we could in Paris. Somehow after a week, our stomachs were not quite feeling as good as I expected. Regardless, they were so good that I think we’ll repeat those picnic lunches next time (and probably every time) that we are back in Paris.

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