Travel: Even More from Paris

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I think I have finally finished going through my photos from Paris. Here is the final collection of photos from my recent trip.

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beautiful scrolls on a fence outside the Sacre Coeur

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Dior – in white

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children’s clothes at Ovale

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cool restaurant chairs

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Sonia Rykiel window display

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Le Bon Marché department store

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coffee & madeleine at Mamie Gateaux

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sculpture near Place de la Concorde

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Ah…Paris…I just loved seeing the beautiful design details in shops and restaurants around the city (and the architectural details, too!).

Travel: More Photos from Paris

Okay, so over the last week and weekend I spent some time uploading my photos from Paris. It seems like the trip was ages ago, but I’ve only been back in Waterloo for two weeks. I’ve got another few things to share, hope you’re enjoying the recaps as much as I am!

I saw this photo image on a wall sort of near the Mus√©e Picasso. Possibly a Banksy? What’s his trademark?

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I loved this ceiling in the children’s shop Bonton.

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I came across this doorbell somewhere in St. Germain. I thought it was pretty.

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I stumbled upon the Swedish Institute in Le Marais and I liked the tidiness of the café tables.

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This is the view from the Sacre Coeur. So cool.

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This white-on-white-on-white building was in Montmartre. The cobblestone streets are so charming, but can really wear down shoes.

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While I was eating lunch outside one day (yes, in February!), I spotted this guy. I was impressed by how he managed to transport the table (it’s white, how perfect) on his Vespa. Who needs a mini-van?

White-Cabana-Paris-8I took very few typical tourist shots on this trip. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed another collection of things I spotted in Paris last month.

Photos by Jordana.

The Friday Five: Place Des Vosges

Place des Vosges¬†in Le Marais is one of my most favourite places in all of Paris. It’s beautifully rosy and completely symmetrical. The archways are lovely to walk under and the centre courtyard is the perfect place for throwing a frisbee (not me, but I’ve seen others do it!), lounging around, and taking a break from the noise of the city. It is the oldest planned square in the city and it has a long and interesting history¬†(going back to 1604!) that included several name changes (Place Royale to Place des Vosges and back again). At one point it was simply a lawn for hosting duels. People like Cardinal Richelieu (French prime minister) and Victor Hugo (author) lived in the apartments of Place des Vosges (during various centuries). Like all of Paris, this place has a story to tell!

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Happy Friday everyone! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Friday Five: Laurent Scheinfeld Photography

In a week – I’ll be in Paris. Eek! Although I’ve been to Paris about a dozen times or so, I’m always eager and excited to go back! This trip is work-related, so I’ll be spending half of my time with other academics discussing everything that there is to discuss about language and writing. The rest of the time, I’ll be wandering the streets, taking photos, eating as many croissants as possible, sipping on hot chocolate, shopping, and going to Cartier exhibit! I’m going with two amazing colleagues and friends, and we have booked ourselves into one heck of an apartment (here’s hoping it’s as beautiful in real life as it is in the photos).

I recently came across the work of photographer Laurent Scheinfeld when I was browsing the Marché aux Puces website (one of my fave spots in Paris!). His photos series featuring the Eiffel Tower are really quite beautiful.

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boy running in front of Eiffel Tower

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woman walking near the Eiffel Tower

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woman with her dogs in front of the Eiffel Tower

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woman in front of Eiffel Tower

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father and daughter playing in front of Eiffel Tower

Besides the Cartier exhibit and a visit to Christofle, I have plans to: eat a lot of croissants, visit design shops like Merci and Colette, stock up on tea at H√©diard, visit one of my favourite European clothing stores COS,¬†find my (and my family’s) favourite chocolate, purchase a cool piece of art, bring back a French magazine (or several), and speak French! Oui, oui!

NY withdrawal

Today I’m not in New York. Yesterday I was and it was fabulous, although drenched with thoughts of departure. What a five-day s√©jour I had and I’m envious of Jordana’s frequent bounce from here to there as her second home.

This morning I rode my bicycle to work like I do every day and I thought, New York, I miss you.

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Statue of Liberty’s gown card by Keith Marsh available here

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