4.30.2012

paris. mon chérie.

I'm just going to go ahead and admit it : I've become somewhat of a Francophile. 


I'm not exactly sure how or where or why but flying low over the French countryside, just before we landed in Paris, a tiny little piece of me instantly felt 'home', despite any familial ties to this place. Perhaps because (other than Spain, where I did a study abroad stint) this is the first international destination that I have ever been to twice. Believe me, I love adventure and having an unknown place completely change my pre-conceived perception, but there was something really refreshing about returning to a city/neighborhood/street/subway station that held familiarity. That I didn't have to navigate tentatively or worry whether I was safe. In many ways, I was able to appreciate this trip, this city on a different level. Having already seen many of the sites, I turned my focus to the people; the tourists often indistinguishable from the locals. I tried to capture tiny slices of everyday life as it happened.


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3 comments:

  1. There are so many that I love of these!
    1. the purple pants running
    2. the blurry Eiffel tower
    3. the men playing chess
    4. the dogs!!!!

    I really feel like I get a total breath of this atmosphere... so great. and i love that you went to spain too! i studied abroad there a few years ago and gosh, that place.

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  2. love it. who knew it would be so difficult to get those birds to scatter? let's do it again. soon.

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  3. You have officially have my travel bug buzzing. Amazing photos. Every single one of them. On another note, I just found your photo site. DUH. On ANOTHER note, I still owe you an email.

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