Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Paris Pt. 2















sitting in cafes and writing in my journal in le marais and saint-germain-des-pres, watching the fireworks over the eiffel tower on bastille day, wandering through the beautiful musee d’orsay listening to dizzy gillespie, vintage shopping in montmartre and le marais and buying from the kilo shops who sell their clothes by weight, visiting shakespeare and company again and again, the city lights sticker on the shelf of the beat section, the smell of the lavender in the window of the library, the old piano upstatirs, the creaky door to the poetry section and all the little notes left and collected, visiting two apartments that hemingway used to live in in the latin quarter and having lunch in the square between them, wandering down rue mouffetard, the fragonard perfume museum, visiting the fantastic galerie de paleontologie and les grandes serres in the jardin des plantes, a wonderful day at disneyland going on all the rollercoasters and eating mickey mouse shaped madelines, the beautiful palais garnier opera house, buying a cinnamon & apple candle and four types of tea and cooking soup in my little apartment, watching the eiffel tower glittering at night time, getting lost in the louvre listening to lead belly, kissing sartre’s grave in montparnasse cemetery, sitting in the sun and reading by st martin’s canal with everyone on their lunch break.









































"such was the paris of our youth, the days when we were very poor and very happy"





30 comments:

  1. Aww you were in Paris? I live in Paris now :) until the end of october. Love this city and love your pictures <3 Paris looks even more magical in your pictures <3

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    1. ahh, lucky you living in paris, it's the most beautiful city! you must be having the best time over there!

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  2. Incredible photos! I've wanted to go to Paris for as long as I can remember, hopefully I'll get a chance to go next year.
    xx

    Bekki | WALLFLOWER BLOG

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    1. hopefully you do, it's such a wonderful place!

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  3. Seriously amazing photography here!

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  4. This post has made me swoon with jealousy. Such beautiful pictures. I am long overdue a trip to Paris x

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    1. everyone is always overdue a trip to paris, even if they've only just left. hopefully you get to go soon! :)

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  5. These are such gorgeous photos! It looks like you had an incredible time. xx
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  6. I looove the old opera house building, it's so gorgeous! That place with the bones (Galerie de paleontologie?) looks intriguing. Bastille Day in Paris must have been amazing too.

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    1. i've never had as much time in paris as i did this time so i hadn't actually been to the garnier opera until this trip, but it's so beautiful! everyone should go there when they're in paris. and bastille day was pretty fun except for the massive crowds, haha.

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  7. So in love with all your photographs!!

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  8. You just describe paradise and relaxation in a post! I am envious of your experience to see beautiful art work, and I know Europe has it all!

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  9. What a treat, thank you for sharing this! The photography quality is fantastic.. you have a real talent! I love how you described sitting out reading whilst people are on their lunch breaks, I find myself enjoying little moments like that quite often too and especially whilst abroad elsewhere in Europe :)

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    1. thank you! :) i've found having so much time to myself on this holiday one of my favourite things to do is just sit quietly in a cafe or outdoors somewhere and read or write and watch the world go by. it's the luxury of having lots of time to do that!

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  10. You captured Paris absolutely brilliantly. It's stunning! I love everything, and want to go back to everything. I loved the galerie de paléontologie in between the pictures of sunny paris and old architecture. Wahhh, I want to go back now.

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    1. haha don't worry i totally want to go back already and i've only just been. it's just the most beautiful place, who can help it?

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  11. Very jealous that you got to go to Paris - I love it there. The architecture is stunning and your pictures really do it justice!

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. thank you! it's such a photogenic place it's hard not to love it.

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  12. How exciting to get to be in Paris for Bastille Day! The atmosphere must have been so incredible. Everything looks incredibly opulent, such a beautiful place. I'll be hitting you and Tenneil to give me your top recommendations for my 6 days there as I don't want to waste a second!

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    1. astille day was super crowded but it was so great to be there to experience it, i will definitely be giving you some tips before you head off, now that i've had a chance to really explore it and do everything that i wanted to do i feel like i could give some good advice. :)

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  13. Aww I fell in love with your pictures, it makes me miss Paris, I want to be there again too!
    And the first pictures of the post are so Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola :)
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  14. I went to England and France last summer, and seeing your pictures really make me miss it! Beautiful shots, I hope you had a great time!
    ~Sophia
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  15. Yeah, for me too! But what can I do, school is school...

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  16. Jess these are incredible! they have brought me so many good memories. This turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing, I'm really looking forward seeing more

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  17. Galerie de paleontologie looks so fascinating! So, tell me, is Paris as charming in real life as in the movies and photos? :) Would you like to live in there or just extended holidays?
    It's a shame that most of those places are often too crowded... Crowds ruin everything.
    Loved your pics, as usual!
    xx

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    1. ahh, paris is 100% as charming and beautiful as it looks! i would LOVE to live there one day, i just don't think it would be practical because i don't know the language and so i don't know what kind of job i could get, but if i were able to get around that living there would be a dream come true. :)

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  18. My god these pictures are breath taking! I've been to Paris so many times already but seeing these pics still blown me away.

    x Aurélie

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