I‘m the type of person that likes details. Details on facades, curbs, road signs, statues, walls and doors. The good news about this is that Paris is full of them. Little details and gorgeous architecture, they characterize the city. Especially the big wooden doors. I can stare at them for hours and then I want to know what’s behind it. A romantic courtyard, a couple of tramps who are playing dice or maybe an expensive gallery. One thing is for sure, the wooden doors dominate the city in a pleasant way. It’s a bit like:
BAM, FRENCH HISTORY!
The weird thing was that after my visit to London, I noticed that I hadn’t seen one single unique door! That’s why the ”Wooden Doors’ are reason number 4 on the list!
I’m not saying that London has to replace all the doors but there is nothing wrong with a little pimping. I’m not even too lazy to give some beautiful inspiration photo’s of the doors in Paris. Pay attention London, time to take notes ;)
Sweet dreams or a really good morning ♥
When the sun shines on the Louvre, every photographer runs towards it, including myself. It feels like every shot you take is a good one. Because the whole square is filled with photographers, it’s hard to create an original photo out of such a touristic place. Some people overdo it a bit, but this time are all the credits for my boyfriend. When I was thinking about candy he stole my camera and took this lovely shot of the Louvre and the pyramid. I have to say that I’m a little jealous that I have not made this picture myself ;) Enjoy it!
Today it was mothers day in the Netherlands and also in many other countries. Time to give your mother some extra attention and breakfast on bed! In France, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May, except when it’s on the same day as Pentecost. Then they celebrate ‘fête des Mères’ one week later.
Tell me, did you all had a lovely day?
What a ninja, I almost tripped over him! Great to see how someone is so absorbed in his work. He had knee protectors, headsets and everything! A bit excessive, but who am I to judge ;) I bet his photo’s look amazing. I had to ask for his business card. Too bad I think about that idea a bit too late. Missed opportunity, better luck next time…
Have some sweet Parisian dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥
Trust me, they aren’t so hard to understand ;) The owner of this scooter knows the first important thing!
”I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am. – Gustave Eiffel († 1832-1923)”
The Eiffel Tower had to be my Weekly Photo Challenge. It’s the most famous monument of Paris and I love to photograph it. 125 years old and it still gets people excited every day. Yeah, I know it’s a big tourist meeting point but for me it’s more than that. When I’m on the third floor and I can see Paris move… I’m always impressed. Mostly impressed by the size of the city. Again and Again. But the most important thing is that the view motivates me. I can’t wait to discover more and write about it! Everyone has his own source for inspiration. For me is the Eiffel Tower a very important one.
My point of this photo. Without Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t have exist. So, this time I didn’t put the Eiffel Tower in the spotlight, but the creator of it. Big applause for Gustave Eiffel.
Le Marais is a popular district in Paris and definitely worth to see.The Eiffel tower is nice but the hidden treasures of the Marais are much more special. Don’t look for big sights or department stores. But, take a look at the local people and surrounding. You will notice that there are many falafel restaurants, craft shops and Jewish people. Not surprising because Le Marais was previously known as the Jewish Quarter. Characterized by wholesalers and leather goods. The pace of life is slower than average district in Paris. Quiet and peaceful. The old doors, narrow streets and the smell of traditional food, give you a sense of how it has been before. Yes, been before. Times are changing…the expensive brands want to settle here, housing prices are very high and today it’s also a popular district for the gay scene of Paris ;)
Gladly, the history of the Marais returns everyday. So we can still enjoy the atmosphere of this amazing district.
Take a look at the photo and judge for yourself ♡
Le Marais, Paris
Note: have you read my post about the oldest park in Paris yet? Click here to read more about Place des Vosges in the Marais.