I tried my best to order the rest of the photos, which are a compilation of ones I have already posted from this day – I was stunned by the stark difference in aesthetic you could see from just walking a few blocks!
Walking along the streets in Paris felt so different to walking around Australian cities – they were much more winding and had so much individual character!
Another shot from the very first day my parents and I spent wandering the streets of Paris – the slight stepping of the pavement and the bright fronts of the buildings made a real impression on me. This view is one of many reasons walking is the best way to see this city – you get to experience the city in all its varied and wonderful glory! Also, get up early; we got up around 8:00am on a fair few days and had the city basically to ourselves. Most shops don’t open until mid-morning so it was perfect for those interested in photographing spaces without any people in them 🙂
Paris was so different for me because it had so many little hidden pathways, tiny, seemingly insignificant little streets that led right to another myriad of beautiful historical buildings. These two buildings were a charming testament to the various different stages of history that have built Paris into what it is today, and I snapped this one because I loved the juxtaposition of a sort of medieval looking structure still standing next to a more modern building -one half old, the other much more new!
Oh, if only buildings were more like this in Australia. The Hotel de Ville was one of my favourite architectural sites in Paris, so I have a great number of photos of it! The best part about it was you didn’t have to search for it – it’s not hidden gem, rather it sits smack bang in the middle of the main drag. How lucky are the citizens that live near this kind of beauty?!
We wandered far and wide on our first day in Paris, and the resulting views were lovely. The façade of this building was very appealing, and this picture captured the special moment when I first sighted Notre-Dame Cathedral!
Teeming with tourists, the imposing Notre Dame came into our sights and we were naturally awed by the sheer size of the place and those famous flying buttresses! I thought this photo of mine gave a good impression of what the building looks like as a part of the city; it is hard to imagine something of such grand design just sitting amidst the city apartments, but there it stands!
Well, it’s a Paris photo again! There’s a little garden just behind Notre Dame Cathedral that we were lucky enough to see in full bloom – turns out such warm colours lend themselves well to photographs!
I really, really, REALLY like a bit of green covering walls, and this building in Paris definitely fulfilled that aesthetic criteria, hence I snapped a picture. If only it weren’t so hot in Australia; then there’d be umpteen buildings like this for me to love back home!
Parisian streets are all so narrow – you can never see around the corner when you look down them, which gives them a certain mysterious allure. I thought so anyway – hence I took a multitude of street pictures while on holiday there! Another shot with my trusty Fujifilm finepix, which may not be the tool of pros but certainly does the trick for me. 🙂
I posted this a long while ago – when I had just started blogging! I took it on the first sunset while holidaying in Paris with my Parents; just one of many magical moments!
Another Parisian holiday shot from an unforgettable experience – I took this on one of the many, MANY bridges of the city when the weather was so still the Seine river made an excellent looking glass. It was a little overcast which left the colours a little lacking so I decided to go the whole black-and-white way!
Bridge over the Seine. Another magical moment in the city of romance!
Another shot from an amazingly aweome trip to France with my Parents – the first night we strolled out we saw the most incredible sunset , unlike any I’d seen before!