Paris is always a good idea, Audrey Hepburn once said.
And even in the
cold freezing Paris winter, I can hardly beg to differ. I’ll take Paris rain or shine, in the autumn or the summer, with or without the Parisians (but mostly without, please).
In fact, I’ll gladly take Paris just the way it is, anytime.
This is probably the most photos I have ever published in a single post, because I’m horrible at decision-making and of course I couldn’t pick out my favorites. I love ALL of them. Paris is just too pretty for its own good. Not that this is a problem – I don’t think there is such a thing as a complaint form for an overdose of Paris photos.
That would be silly.
I would apologize in advance for the Paris-induced dreams you will have tonight, but the truth is, I’m really not that sorry at all. Paris doesn’t ever need an excuse!
Paris Instagram – The Street Art
It still amazes me that a city like Paris would be covered in street art.
I expect it in Berlin and London, two places that have a more modern twist, that are more edgy and artsy. But in classical, romantic Paris? Color me surprised. And you know what – it blends in perfectly nonetheless, and only adds more appeal to the architectural harmony that is so characteristic of the city.
Paris Instagram – The Architecture
Few cities in the world can boast having such a rich and classical architectural heritage like Paris. Most of the landmarks are immediately recognizable, be it the ornate facade of the Louvre or the wrought-iron balconies of the 16e arrondissement, and the original doorways scattered all over the city.
An amalgam of textures, styles, colors and sizes, but that somehow all blend together to perfection.
Paris Instagram – The Atmosphere
And, last but certainly not least, a few atmospheric photos of Paris. I tried to capture the city’s essence, allure, that would showcase its best features and possibly convert a few neophytes.
Between the hustle of the long boulevards to the calm abodes of the riverbanks, Paris wears many hats – all of which are, however, completely irresistible.
It took me no less than 5 visits to the Ville-Lumière to fully appreciate it. The first few times, I couldn’t bring myself to like it. Too dirty. Too noisy. Too many Parisians.
While the Parisians are still there, and they’re still just as difficult to deal with, I came around. I’ve been turned. I love, love, LOVE Paris – and I’m afraid there’s no going back. The only thing ahead of me is a tough learning curve to help control my urge to book a plane ticket, and just go.
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