Paris is beautiful - but this is not news.
Back in November of last year, I was in France (Montpellier, specifically) on business and from there had some meetings in Paris to attend to as well. Having a family that also likes traveling (and really, who DOESN’T want to travel to Paris?) resulted in a family trip to Paris during Thanksgiving Week. I flew up from Montpellier as they flew in from the US, and we spent a wonderful week exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
And it was the perfect time to go.
Not only was it not crowded, but the weather was nice and cool and since it was the off-season, the rates on accommodations were very reasonable. I can definitely recommend that time of year for visiting Paris, but then again, anytime you can get to Paris is a good time!
So we spent a week there exploring all sorts of wonderful spots, from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower, out to Versailles and back to the Moulin Rouge, and many more stops along the way. And it seemed like every stop was more wonderful than the last. But then again, Paris is that way. It seems there is something beautiful at every turn, and as a photographer that makes it very hard to get anywhere! I would literally shoot something, walk 10 steps, and shoot something else. It's pretty annoying for the rest of the family. :-)
Surprisingly, we did make it to a lot of places though, and no, I do not have a favorite. There’s just WAY too much goodness to go around. The whole city is my favorite. It's that good.
When we returned home, I hastily loaded all the photos into my library, processed quite a few, and then added a bunch to my list of the best places to shoot in Paris. My intent was to then produce a blog post outlining all these spots, but guess what? I got busy thinking about (and working on) my plans for 2015 (and I will update you on those real soon), and it was almost the holidays, and I was thinking about how to take better photos in the new year, and I was looking back on 2014, and I had some more travels...and I never did it.
So here I am, about 7 months later, sharing with you some highlights from Paris, which I captured there back in November of last year. I’m clearly not going to win any awards for promptness, am I? And quite obviously, I am not doing things in chronological order here. That's kinda boring, anyways. I find it more fun to mix it up.
A lot of blogs that I read are chronological, and I can completely understand why. They go somewhere, share the pics and stories from the trip, and move on. And I think if I was a total nomad all the time, I would do the same. But I am not, and I don't want to be. I like dipping back into the archives and working on and sharing photos from trips that have happened months ago...or even years ago.
Well, better late than never, so here it is, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed being there and taking them - which is quite a lot, I can tell you for sure!
And these are not in any particular order - it's just a somewhat random assortment of photos from Paris. They are just photos that I liked, and I thought you might like them too! Enjoy!