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Monday, December 30, 2013

Paris photo diary, part 1: oui need umbrellas and hairspray


Saint Sulpice
jacket (on sale!): BCBG

Paris was every bit of magic. I didn't think it could be any more beautiful, but then it was. Just like that. Every corner, every street, every door, every pillar, every building, every "every," provided the perfect photo opportunity. C'est magnifique! 

The French were pretty awesome. I know they get a bad rep for being "rude," but rude people are everywhere. On our first night, we got so lost trying to find our flat (bonjour Airbnb!) in Montmartre. After walking in circles in the rain, I approached a French girl and asked, "Bonsoir, mademoiselle. Parlez vous Anglais?" Home girl whips out her iphone and starts looking up directions for us. I think as long as you greet them politely and not just demand, "Where's the metro?," they'll be more than happy to help. :)

P.S. This is just the beginning of my Paris photo diaries. More to come. Way more. Oh, and can you can believe all these photos were taken on our first day!?! Looking back, we could've put our cameras down a little more... 

NAH.

BCBG Ash Jacket
first caffeine sips at Cafe Florio. You never forget your first (especially when it's $8... welcome to Saint Germain!). So, "they" say... 

Musée d'Orsay

Museums in Paris are quite amazing, even if you don't like art or museums.

Once a train station, now an impressive museum.

Time is a matter of perception. 

Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half. - Charles de Montesquieu


A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. - Thomas Jefferson

Saint Sulpice.


ba ba blue. Even their doors are awesome.

shopping for sandwich supplies at Pasta Luna. Amazing charcuterie and cheese from Corsica.

Eclair break. Let's do this!



Saint Germain

Montparnasse Cemetary


“I have always considered imaginative truth to be more profound, more loaded with significance, than every day reality... Everything we dream about, and by that I mean everything we desire, is true (the myth of Icarus came before aviation, and if Ader or Bleriot started flying it is because all men have dreamed of flight). There is nothing truer than myth... Reality does not have to be: it is simply what is.” ― Eugène Ionesco, Notes and Counternotes



Entrance to Jardin du Luxembourg. I fucking love jardins. 




We love Paris so much it hurts!!!


shy love



I am parking here. 



charming cafe culture

Rue Mouffetard 








Looking for Esmeralda...

Shakespeare in love. In love with Shakespeare.


Notre Dame and the Seine River at night. 

Pont Alexandre III

locks of love (at Pont des Artes)


Saint Germain des Près Church


Charming Parisian bookstore


the big three


Now, I know why they say "Paris is always a good idea." Because it is.

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3 comments:

  1. These photos are so divine. Can't wait for my next trip to Paris... whenever it will be.
    I have a photo of that same green awning cafe from my trip in 2010 haha. Rue Mouffetard, right?

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    1. Hey Sasha! I hope you get to go back soon! And, oui! That photo was taken on Rue Mouffetard. Good eye. ;)

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  2. Beautiful personal impression. I agree that Parisians are friendlier than their rep,but you have to 'get' Paris instead of wandering around like the hapless tourist... :)

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