I love trains and train stations. And I was especially fascinated with the Gare Saint-Lazare, ever since discovering Monet’s works on it.

Paris is the city in which one loves to live. Sometimes I think this is because it is the only city in the world where you can step out of a railway station—the Gare D’Orsay—and see, simultaneously, the chief enchantments: the Seine with its bridges and bookstalls, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place de la Concorde, the beginning of the Champs Elysees—nearly everything except the Luxembourg Gardens and the Palais Royal. But what other city offers as much as you leave a train?

Margaret Anderson

Unfortunately, I did not manage to capture any shots of the said bookstalls along the Seine’s Left Bank. This is something that will definitely be rectified in my upcoming trip come September.
Love the contrast of colours here, under the blue skies.
The Louvre, basking in its golden splendour.
Strolling through the Tuileries Gardens.

4 thoughts on “Paris in Pictures (#4)

  1. I love black and white photography and this photo is perfect for that. Never get tired of seeing train stations. Was in Paris for a couple of days only back in the 1970’s. Would love to go back again and stay longer. It’s on my ‘ list of things to do”. Hope you post of any photos of book stalls when you go back. Be wonderful along the river.Pam


    1. I love black and white photography, too (if it isn’t obvious enough by now!) and Paris is such a perfect place to try these shades on. 😉
      Pictures of train stations like these just adds so much volume to the sense of place and time we each have in our hearts and minds, I feel. Hope you get to return to Paris for a longer stay soon and enjoy a stroll along the river yourself! 🙂


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