Along the Seine

Notre Dame, Paris, France

Notre Dame, Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris France

Paris France

Passage

Paris, France

Paris, France

Out in the Mix

Paris, France

I remember the excitement of making it back to the Amsterdam airport for our layover on the the way to France, anticipating an amazing trip, just like the last one that started with a layover there. I felt so alive, back in the mix, running to catch our flight and listening for all the different languages being spoken around us.

Paris, France

Traveling connects us, mixes us all up together, even after we’ve returned home. I can’t imagine how many other people have taken these same photos from atop the Arc de Triomphe, and now, no matter where they live or what language they speak, we have this experience in common.

Paris, France

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

We grabbed some colorful macarons at the corner boulangerie and headed down Rue Vavin to the Luxembourg Gardens. It was a beautiful summer afternoon and we quickly found a seat next the the bocce ball courts to enjoy our little treats. I can’t tell you which color was my favorite, each one was incredible. I can’t show you them either because it wasn’t until I put the last bite in my mouth that I realized I should have taken a picture.

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

So when we finally got up to explore more of the Gardens I made sure my camera was ready to go. My favorite images though were actually taken when we returned the next day. It was drizzling this time, but the Gardens still made for a beautiful, colorful surprise in the middle of Paris.

City of Light

Paris, France

I returned home last week from Paris, the beautiful City of Light. It was an incredible, overwhelming, and inspiring trip. So many things to see, so much to do, so much to fall in love with. I think I loved the nights in Paris the most. Long walks by the Seine, the glittering Tour Eiffel, getting lost on winding cobblestone streets, sharing a pichet of wine at an old sidewalk cafe. At night in Paris, it seems that anything is possible.