The 18th arrondissement was my home for an entire month, and for that reason the Montmartre area will always be my favorite district in Paris. In case you missed it, here are a few older blog posts featuring the neighborhood that I lived in during my stay:
December 17, 2014
December 14, 2014
Since it actually rained in southern California earlier this week, I figured that now would be a good time to post a few cloudy day photos from Paris. I shot these in the beginning of October and I have to say, it was so nice to experience the changing of the seasons. It was a bit more chilly than what I'm used to, but I still really enjoyed walking around the city despite the clouds and occasional rain.
December 8, 2014
December 6, 2014
November 28, 2014
November 25, 2014
So here's a fun story for the day: While my friend and I were walking along the water enjoying the amazing ocean views, we noticed that a fancy string quartet had set themselves up on one of the upper ledges of the rocks. I thought to myself, "Wow, that is SO cool that they decided to play for the public on the rocks like that!" As they were performing, a couple walked right up to the quartet and the next thing I know, the guy is down on one knee PROPOSING! So let's get this straight. In order to propose to his girlfriend, this guy hired a string quartet to play on a cliff overlooking the ocean during sunset. That is so crazy romantic that I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it for myself! Anyways, the moral of the story is that the bar has been raised, gentlemen. Haha!
November 23, 2014
I was standing on a huge staircase when I took this photo. There were all sorts of people around me (rollerbladers performing tricks, salsa dancers blasting music at the bottom of the stairs, etc). What I'm trying to say is that there is plenty of activity around the Eiffel Tower, especially at night. It really is an incredible sight.
I'm already trying to plan out a few travel adventures for 2015. With the way things went this year, who knows where I'll end up.
November 18, 2014
The very first time that I visited the outdoor courtyard at the Louvre was on my fourth day in Paris (back in September). This was my first real exposure to the grandness of the city's historic buildings. After taking as many pictures as I could before sunset, I just kind of sat there and took in my surroundings. I couldn't believe that I was really in Paris.
I'm glad that I'm still posting photos from the trip because going through all of them reminds me of how lucky I was to be there. I have no regrets when it comes to the decisions that led me to this beautiful city.