16 August 2011

paris stories.


The first: I was six. We were learning French from Muzzy, and Mum told us that when we moved to Holland, we would be near the Eiffel Tower and French speakers. Remember the summer when it was so hot, and all the old people were dying? That's the first time I went to Paris.

The second: Dad had a speaking appointment or something in Paris, and I tagged along with him. I made my mum French braid my hair so that the little French girls wouldn't laugh at me.

The third: Last summer I was on my way to Jordan, and due to several different things, I missed my connecting flight from Paris to Jordan. Of course, that meant touring Paris for a few hours.

The fourth: nearly a month ago (how is it possible I've been home a month?) I had one day in Paris with my parents.




If I had more time and could read French, I would have loved to buy some of these books.


The third Starbucks I saw in Europe the entire summer, and we passed it up for Brioche Doree.


The first view of Notre Dame, my favorite part of Paris.


The Latin Quarter is just ridiculously beautiful. The buildings, the different languages, the awe at seeing Paris for the first time, the sheer beauty of it all is amazing.


Someday: have a picnic here.


This is the bridge (perhaps one of several?) where you click a padlock closed, Sharpie the name of you and your loved one, and throw the key out. Again, someday I'm planning on doing this.


If I remember correctly, this is one of the two most romantic bridges in Paris/the world.


Paris looks good covered in clouds. I like the way there was no direct sunlight, just soft, diffused light seeping through the clouds.


So. Many. Booksellers.


Ahh, there it is!


So, so many people at the top of the Arc.


"We'll always have Paris." 

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures! Paris is so beautiful... I need to go there one day!

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  2. Wow, I definitely want to go to Paris sometime soon! I love your photos!

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  3. one paragraph.
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    happy?

    LOL. Honestly all I can say is that I'm super duper uber muchos jealous! One day we'll go together.
    I'm going to do that padlock/key thing with you. That's so fantastic! I'm envious that I didn't think of something like that myself.

    xx,
    Bleah

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  4. Aw, so amazing! I love your pictures...they make me even more anxious to see Europe someday.

    ~Kristin

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  5. Fabulous pictures!!! Paris is calling my name.
    ~
    Autumn

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  6. I love your Paris stories. I'm going to go there someday. This makes me want to. :)

    Also, Muzzy? I remember all those commercials that used to come on for that! Lol.

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  7. I like what you said about the french plait. Just like I took navy and stripes in my suitcase so I blended in! I spotted this video on Design*Sponge. Paris elopement: http://www.designsponge.com/2011/08/elopement-in-paris.html

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  8. I really can't wait to go to Paris. Really. Really. Can. Not. Wait. You make it seem so lovely.

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  9. :)) i like Toms no matter what they look like. LOL. :P but those are my favourites, I think. Haha... I'll prolly change my mind.

    I dunno -- i always want boots, but i never wear them when i get them. I have two pairs of ugg type boots right now, i've had them for three years and have barely ever worn them.
    I think i'd like some of those tall brown leather type boots with the tassles on the side though. That look like indian boots? Those are cute.

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  10. Paris really just looks so fantastic. All of these photos are so lovely, and it just makes me want to travel all over Europe to all of these incredible historic cities and see everything that I possibly can. You are so lucky :)

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  11. Katie! Good grief, your new header is gorgeous!!! I love it! How did you make a picture into wording? I've been trying to figure it out and can't!
    And, now, I really want to go to Paris. *sigh* Someday.

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  12. I want all of that food in my stomach now.

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  13. Simply beautiful! Oh my goodness, and Muzzy. Classic:-) xoxo

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  14. Eep! I didn't go to Paris, but the European style of everything just takes me back...like three weeks XD I can't wait to go back.

    ~Stephanie

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  15. Paris is a beautiful city! I spent a week there with my friend after our matriculation exams in high school. A great trip! ♥

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  16. the only thing i could think of while reading this amazing post (besides: OMG THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!) was: anna and the french kiss.

    not even kidding :D

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  17. WOWWW
    These photographs are all so beautiful!!
    So happy to have found your blog, girl!

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  18. Wonderful! I can't wait to visit my second, third, and fourth times too! :)

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  19. LOL no, you don't need a nice way. ;) Thanks girl... I took it, I'm chill now.
    Haha, no literally. Yesterday I was having a weird anxiety attack, and my grandma finally gave up and gave me an adavan a legit CHILL PILL. Haha. It helped to.

    Anywho... I love yoU!

    xx,
    Bleah

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  20. I'm just....so jealous.

    I can't find words.

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  21. Ah, how you make me want to go to Paris. And eat/drink sweet things. And buy lots of books. And learn French.

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  22. Oh gosh. I need and want to go to Parissss! Paris, please come to me... why do I have to go to you?

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  23. loooove paris sooo much, great pictures!!
    xx

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  24. i love paris! your photos made me want to go back there!

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