For our last day in Paris, we visited Musée d’Orsay in the morning. I was amazed to see the works of artists I had studied as a child in person from Van Gogh to Monet. Each piece was beautiful and there were many Impressionist artists’ pieces here.
Sacré-Cœur offers the highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower so you can also come here for a great panoramic view of the city. Behind the basilica were many artists selling their work or drawing portraits for tourists. I had a delicious soft crepe there.
Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. The structure was much larger than I had imagined and I enjoyed standing in the middle as I watched the cars zoom past in all different directions to the 12 avenues converging to that point.
One of my most anticipated places to visit on this trip was The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Brothers Studio. I booked my ticket with Golden Tours because the Warner Bros. website was sold out of the time slot I wanted.
King’s Cross station was next to St. Pancras station and I wanted to see what Platform 9 3/4 looked like. It was modern with automatic gates and didn’t allow people without tickets to enter the platform. However, next to Platforms 9 and 10 was a Harry Potter gift store.
Alighting from Victoria Station, we went to Buckingham Palace after the changing guards time was over but there were still a lot of people. Again, the palace was not as large as I imagined it to be but it was still nice. The area felt very patriotic with UK flags floating in between the trees on the streets surrounding the palace.
We walked towards River Thames and came across the Horse Guards Parade area. Past that, we could see the London Eye from across the river. Walking to the side of the river where the London Eye stood, we could see the Parliament and Big Ben in its entirety.
My main goal for coming to Berlin was to see the Berlin Wall because I had studied the Cold War quite a bit in university and wanted to see the wall for myself. I spent a long time reading the signs at the Berlin Wall Memorial.