I’ll return to Paris this Saturday for more photo’s and hotpots. This year my goal is to write a bit more, but when I’m not here you can always find me on my Instagram pages.
- myworldofparis (My blog in photo’s)
- Danielle.Delancy (My illustration page/portfolio)
Here is a little impression of the Instagram page of this blog. Hope you enjoy ♥
My Weekly Photo Challenge, Half and Half shows a man alone in the universe. Humble to the forces of mother nature. A man can make great things but, will always have to give in to the power of the unknown.
I like to scale things up when I’m in Paris. Just because of the fact that Paris is full of hidden treasures that are worth to take a closer look at.
I found this ”beauty” in the streets of Belleville, an area in Paris located between 4 different districts: the 20th, 19th, 11th and 10th district. Belleville was formerly an independent town separated from Paris. The name Belleville means beautiful city. For now Belleville is an non touristic area, but I think that will change in a few years. That’s because Belleville is an upcoming area with lots an lots of hidden treasures! I’ll soon tell you more about the best places in Belleville.
Sweet dreams everyone or a really good morning ♥
”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.
Weekly Photo Challenge – Street life. Streets are my favorite subject to photograph and to discover. The different cars, people, doors, mailboxes, houses and even the stones on the ground, I just can’t get enough of it.
In Paris it isn’t a problem to find an interesting or a photogenic street because, Paris has more than 6000 streets (that’s a huge choice!). 6000 unique streets, each with its own character, stores and styles. You can clearly see the difference between the wealthier and poorer districts. It’s so amazing that you can hike all day long and that it feels like you have visited 20 different cities ;) Why make a road trip through Europe when Paris has everything?
I bet you do have a favorite street somewhere on this beautiful planet? Come on, share it with us! By Twitter or leave a comment below!
FYI: I’ve written more posts about streets in Paris. Here they are, enjoy them!
Pack & Go, Parisian street life.
Such a colorful street, Rue Lepic, Paris
The longest street in Paris.
Quai de la Tournelle, Paris.
Rue Berthe, Montmartre, Paris.
Rue Quincampoix, Paris.
Rue du cherche-midi, Paris (recommended!)
Rue Saint-Paul, Le Marais, Paris
Let’s start this week with a Weekly Photo Challenge called ‘reflection’. I chose this picture for two different reasons. The first reason is obvious, it shows a reflection of the famous hotel, ‘Hotel du Louvre’ in Paris. The second reason is more personal but if you’ve followed my blog a bit… you may well expect what’s coming ;)
Paris is more than a city for me. It’s a place for reflection, self-awareness, challenges, inspiration and a place for achievements. Some people have a display of prices in the living room, I have Paris. My ultimate goal in life is to become a true ‘Paris expert’. I want to write all day about this city and enjoy people with my work. It won’t be easy but to be honest, I’m convinced that I’m going to achieve that goal! I’m already on my way, right?!
Thank you guys for all the help in achieving that goal. I hope you enjoy my blog and look forward to read more stuff. I’m working on a new website about Paris. It’s so much fun to be working on it but it cost a lot of time. I also have to go to work, what always takes a bit too much time ;) I try to work as fast as possible but good articles and drawings take some time. I work with love and passion not with stress and a deadline! I’ll keep you informed when it’s online and I hope to see you all around!
Thanks again for all the support and don´t hesitate to send me an email anytime!
Enjoy the photo and let me know what your perfect place for reflection is.
Bonne nuit (ou bonjour!) ♥
When I heard the theme of the new Weekly Photo Challenge, I immediately thought of this photo I took in Montmartre.
I’m not sure, but I hope this place is abandoned. There were big holes in the wall, windows are boarded up and it’s dirty. In Paris nothing surprises me and if I take a closer look at the second window… I see something that looks suspiciously like a bed sheet or a towel? It looks like they use every square meter in this city.
Despite the bad condition, you have to admit that the location is perfect. Just a few steps away from the Sacré-Coeur, which is the opposite of abandoned ;)
For me, the treasures of Paris are the things that are least appreciated. But without them, the city would have much less charisma.
For example, I enjoy more the music of a musician who plays his favorite songs under a bridge, then going to an expensive club, where a spoiled pop star is singing. I do agree that the streets of Paris are way too crowded with traffic, but isn’t it a beautiful sight at night? The smell of the the subway is sometimes unbearable, but if it would smell like roses or toilet cleaner.. traveling by metro won’t be adventure to me anymore.
That’s why the treasures of Paris aren’t something you can hold. But something that you are going to miss when it’s gone.