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Paris – Part One

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Oh Paris.

Dreaming of Paris my entire life, it was surreal to step foot into this city.

Where fall is yellow with grey skies overhead and the streets are almost empty. The lines to go up Le Eiffel are still long with everyone bundled up from the cold. It is a city that is worth visiting no matter what the temperature may be and for the first time I understand why it’s called the City of Love, you can’t help but fall in love with it.

The streets will be a little more your own during the colder weather making it easier to see and I was lucky enough to get into Luxembourg Gardens before they are closed shut to visitors for the winter.

All the macaroons and crepes and baguettes that are perfectly crusty on the outside and heavenly soft on the inside. For three consecutive days I ate a meal of baguettes with ham and fromage. I craved that perfection when any other food was being consumed.

I wandered the city and tried to see as much as my friend advised me in her list – a local who called this city home growing up. But with only two full days to see it all there was still so much I did not have the time nor chance to see.

Enough reason to return when the city is more bustling.

All this walking meant I have so many photos to share and while there are a lot here, they aren’t even all the ones I marked worth sharing.

Today’s post will focus on my first day of discoveries with my second day coming in tomorrow’s post.

Baguettes are even wrapped fancy/Abricot crepe for breakfast/Benthillon is worth a visit for ice cream or crepes

Baguettes are even wrapped fancy/Abricot crepe for breakfast/Benthillon is worth a visit for nougat ice cream or crepes

A pigeon resting place

A pigeon resting place

Statues are all over the city – in squares and parks, on the side of buildings, even on sidewalks.

Notre Dame

Stunning architecture/Fall foliage/Notre Dame’s Gargoyle’s

Kids and Football/Covering up/Curved streets

Covering up/Curved streets/Kids and a Football

Luxembourg Gardens statue

Luxembourg Gardens statues

Under the suggestion of my friend I went to Luxembourg gardens, despite being rather empty the scenery was stunning and the park much larger than my timeframe allowed. It is definitely worth a visit and is a place of solace away from the busy streets.

Two birds in love/Tempting windows/Self portrait

Two birds in love/Tempting windows/Self portrait

Lion and winter trees

Lion and winter trees

Framed picture/Yellow and Green/Leaf eating duck

Yellow and Green/Leaf eating duck/Leaf framed picture

Lined color

Lined color in Luxembourg gardens

Bike rider/Apartment windows

Bike rider/Apartment windows

Doorway and thoughtful street statue

Doorway and thoughtful street statue

Carved Curves

Carved Curves

The detail in the stonework all over Paris is breathtaking, it’s a city with so much history and of course, the details would have all be completed by hand. It’s always worth looking up.

Seine sidewalker/Saint Denis arc/Towards the Louvre

Seine sidewalker/Saint Denis arc/Towards the Louvre

Into the foliage

Into the foliage

Louvre light with fountain

Louvre light with fountain

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