If upon pain of death I was required to pick only one thing to love about my weeks in Paris, I’d have a hard time. Paris is a city of contrasts – and such beauty that at times I’d catch myself crying for no apparent reason. Paris is a city with such wonderful culinary offerings one could visit and do nothing but eat, and never run out of activities nor new food to try. It’s a city with so many things to enjoy, my two weeks were far from long enough to allow me to enjoy them all.
However, if asked to just create a random list in no particular order comprising my favorite things about the City of Light – I would absolutely have to include the architecture. This is a fairly typical view of a row of townhouses, taken near Place de la République located on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements in the Right Bank. The aged copper roof just grabs me, I love that detail. I love the vibrancy of that green against the cobalt blue sky (which was a rare thing during my weeks in Paris – the blue sky).
There are so many photographs similar to this in my collection, that are just architectural details and vignettes. I’ve even published a photo essay on the Doors of Paris. Perhaps with images like this I was scoping out where I will one day have my own little pied-à-terre …
A girl can dream!