For The Love of Paris: a photowalk

It’s a perfect Parisian evening. A light breeze dances through the Jardin Du Luxembourg with the sweetness of red and purple blossoms.

jardin du luxembourg Paris

Tanned bodies sprawl across the lawn; bare skin against electric green. Little white triangles tack across the glossy fountain pond as children run alongside with sailors’ glee. Powder-green chairs sit in messy clusters; echoes of crowds that have come and gone throughout the day.

jardin du luxembourg Paris chairs

jardin du luxembourg Paris flowers

As the sun sinks into a hazy gold band above the city, I watch the vibrant park life and marvel at the appropriateness of this vista to reflect upon my acquaintance with Paris.

Jardin du Luxembourg Paris at sunset August

She’s an intense beauty this city: she woos with romantic theatrics and creative flair, then flips to moody big-city confrontation.

Paris from Centre Pompidou

A day in Paris can be spent in the company of the most gifted painters and sculptures of centuries passed, but it can also be a day of dodging shifty metro-goers and giant rats on the pavement.

Gardens at Museum Rodin

Paris can show you perfect cobbled passages, offer dining at quaint bistros with poodle-owning patrons. She can also smite you with persistent damp, inexplicable closures and oh-so inconvenient track works.

Street art Centre Pompidou Paris

Sitting within a floral dream though, after the heightened weariness of jet lag has passed, it’s all too clear that I’ll simply accept the ickier moments in exchange for the generous delights offered by those I adore.Coffee in Paris

Canal Saint Martin in the morning sun ParisDusk over Paris roof tops

There’s much more about Paris to come so stick around, and follow my travel adventures on Instagram via @nicfreemanlife

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11 thoughts on “For The Love of Paris: a photowalk

  1. Wonderful prose Nic. And that graffiti mural is superb.
    Wordpress has decided my name is AccountKiller for some reason but that’s okay. Dan.

  2. One thing I didn’t expect was to be cold in August! But she’s a city that’s easy to forgive for all her sins. I walked Montmartre with a lovely guy called Olivier, and don’t even get me started on Versailles! Happy travels, Nic 🙂

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