What I did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1-Paris

Jul 19, 2018

Back to reality. Last Friday my husband and I returned from our fantastic trip to Paris, Normandy and Scotland. What a marvellous holiday! Over the course of 22 days, we visited with family, experienced the history of D-Day, and went on some incredible walks and hikes. And although the trip wasn’t exclusively about photography, I did manage to capture a few pictures! So today I want to share with you some of the photographs I took in Paris. 

Je Suis Une Flâneuse

Flâner. The art of wandering a city’s streets for the pleasure of soaking up its ambience, with no goal or final destination in mind. Because this was our second visit to Paris, we did just that, wander.

On the first trip, we did the “must do’s.” We went to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. We saw the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, biked around the Palace of Versailles, and strolled down the Champs-Élysées. This time we used our three days to adjust to the nine-hour time change and to meander with cameras in hand. We had no agenda, other than to enjoy a latte in the morning and a glass of Rosé in the afternoon. So we just walked. Over those three days, we logged over 60 km by foot. What a great way to see the city and photograph life.

On the Streets of Paris

Here are a few images I caught on our wanderings through Paris. They all illustrate day to day life on the streets of the city. Eloquently dressed people, lots of hats, lovers, cafés and beautiful architecture are a common thread to life in Paris!


Up Next – Normandy and Scotland

Over the next few weeks, I’ll show you some photographs from Normandy and Scotland. I’ll also give you some insight into what kit I took with me … and which of it I actually used! I’ll also reflect on how to balance photography when travelling with someone who doesn’t quite share the same level of passion for picture-taking as you do! 

Thanks for reading, and see you next week. Cheers!