Paris in Pictures (#6)

Paris… is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail.

Edmund White

The steep, narrow streets of Montmartre.
Great views await those who persevere to climb these streets.

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.

Thomas Jefferson

The blue skies and white clouds provide just about the perfect canvas for the beauty of the city to be displayed upon.

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Paris in Pictures (#2)

A lovely flight of stairs on the steep slopes of Montmartre. I had actually gone wandering the streets of Montmartre looking for another set of stairs I had seen on a black and white postcard. This was an unexpected pleasant discovery! To see this scene captured in painting, do check out Audrey’s blog at books as food.
At last, I found what I had been looking for! It was a moment of pure happiness and satisfaction. It was my first time in Paris and I had a day to myself to explore Paris as I wish, and finding this was at the top of my list.
I first saw this view when I was reading Alice Steinbach’s travel memoir Without Reservations : The Travels of An Independent Woman, back in 2006. She had used the picture of a postcard (which she had written and sent back to herself during her travels) to mark the start of each chapter. One particular chapter on Paris had this view on it in black and white, and ever since then I had always wanted to be able to capture this shot for myself.
There’s just something about this that seems to have captured the essence of ‘Paris’ for me.

 

Being here taking these shots, was for me, one of the most vivid and memorable experiences I had come away with from my 2007 trip to the city of lights.

Paris in Pictures (#1)

view from the Sacré Coeur basilica at Montmartre.

What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!

Charles Dickens

love the view and the feeling of having Paris spread out like a feast at your feet.

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

Ernest Hemingway