THE PARIS DIARIES - Part II - Le Charme Parisien

La Tour Eiffel, view from Montmartre

The handsome "parisien" at the feet of la Tour Eiffel

Another perfect place for lunch


The classic macarons

La Tour Eiffel suddenly appears at the end of the street

Le Métro, which was sursprisingly easy to figure out, we never got lost

One of many bookstores in Montmartre

Carousel in Montmartre

The desperate and lamenting horses of the carousel

He had that crazed looked in his eyes

Paris in bloom


After only a few hours in Paris, I realised that I could very easily adjust to an everyday life consisting of croissants and café au lait for breakfast. Then jump on the metro to go explore another part of this elegant city or walk along the banks of La Seine. It's very tempting to give in to the dreams of living an artist (or even bohemian) life here, taking everything day by day and just enjoying these beautiful surroundings. There's clearly enough sources of inspiration here to last for a long time. But then again I think I appreciate all the charming little aspects of Paris even more when I'm only supposed to stay for a few days. I felt I cherished and enjoyed each and every moment I spent here as much as possible, knowing that this dream-vacation would have to come to an end after a few days. And let's hope that in the near future there will be opportunities to return and create more memories and take more photographs in lovely Paris.

still to be continued..
(loads of photos remaining)

Le Photograph enjoying the parisian life

THE PARIS DIARIES - Part I - A French Influence

View from the towers of Nôtre Dame

The rooftops

Pensive gargoyle

One of the many parisian apartments I fell in love with

The Sorbonne University

Through our hotel window

Jardins du Luxembourg

Typical little street of Paris

Spring had arrived

Le petit café francais

Antique bookstore

Ancient books on display

One of the many streetcorner cafés

Oh l'amour !

Paris, je t'aime!
I'm back home from an amazing trip to Paris. This is definitly the most beautiful city I've been to. It was such a joy to be able to be in France again and speak french. We tried to stay away from the over-crowed tourist places and rather wander about quiet and hidden little streets. This way we got to experience the real parisian life and atmosphere. It's been such a wonderful experience to explore and photograph this city. And I already miss it all so much ! Nothing is better than spending time here with your loved one and of course there were great photo opportunities waiting around each streetcorner! Camera in one hand and boyfriend in the other, I set out to capture the french way of life and document it all in my own way and style.
I've taken so many photos, so this blog will clearly be dominated by french culture in the days to come.

to be continued..

Roadtrips & Alpacas

On Saturday we decided to take another one of our spontaneous roadtrips. I was feeling the need to get away from the city and find some new photo subjects. We headed out in the heavy snowfalls, without any expectations of what we might discover this time. As you can see from the photos we drove by vast and deserted plains partly hidden in the fog and covered in snow. In the end we arrived upon a rather charming place with a little flock of alpacas. An animal that has always fascinated me, but that I've never encountered. (probably since the majority of these creatures live in South-America, and yes they are related to lamas.)  Needless to say, I've always wanted to see alpacas and here I finally got to meet some and photograph their funny expressions.  

Photo below taken by the boyfriend, since I desperately wanted a photo of me and one of the alpacas: