winter wanderings in ParisMonday, April 15, 2013
The weather's been kinda gloomy lately, so I decided to cheer myself up with a little weekend trip away... to Paris!
One of the best things to do in Paris is just walk. The grey twilight skies overhead make the cosy lighting, specialised boutiques and the sugary treats on every corner even more seductive. And you'd be surprised how much you can see in a day.
Winter is one of my favourite times to visit as the streets are quieter, the queues are non-existent and the architecture is shadowy, damp and even more dramatic than usual.
I took some to simply wander the streets of Paris. No particular end goal in mind...
Who needs first-class art when a street sign can bring a smile to your face?
Stopping for a Paris-style snack.
Spied - a newly married couple having pics on the Pont des Arts – a bridge where couples come to write their names on a padlock, lock it to the bridge, and then throw the key into the water as a symbol of their undying love.
My Paris wanderings extended to Monet, and I found myself at Musée de l'Orangerie, a regular stop on my Paris visits. I love to sit and look at the Water Lily paintings on display here. Every time I visit I notice something else. They are mesmerising.
Oh there she is! Peeping out from behind the building.