Travel

Part II: Paris

A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.

Paris is so much to me…a constant source of inspiration, of light study, and beauty. When we stepped off the train from London at Gare de Nord, the smell hit me, that same familiar Parisian smell of coffee and cigarettes, and dusty old books in a garden of roses. The hotel, so quaint, with the Eiffel Tower framed between the walls of the street. We sat in cafes and drank wine, watching the people go about their day, their loves, their minds lost in their own thought. I wonder what they are thinking and have I thought that same thing before? We climbed the stairs of Sacre Coeur, danced with the states at the Louvre, and watched the sunset on Pont Neuf. On a poetic day we found ourselves on a train to Normandy, on a walk through the beaches of Omaha in silence, imagining the horror of war, looking up at the fate of too many. I always love Paris – it’s never goodbye but only I’ll see you soon…. and soon I did.

A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.

A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.

A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.    A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.    A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.    A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy. A black and white film journey through Paris and the beaches of Normandy.

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  • Fernanda Iglesias

    Stunning as always. My obsession with Paris was passed along by my Dad. He and I share a love of the Arts and to me Paris is THE place to be. I could spend days at the Louvre or at the Musee Rodin. I tell my husband that we should live in the 6th arrondissement when we retire. I can almost smell Paris through your photos. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

  • Barb

    Stunning in bnw. I would love to go back and spend a good month. So much to see and do, it’s a magical place!!

  • Is that a photo of your father? His expression seems so contented. This spring, I went back to Paris with my mother as a treat for her birthday. It was so lovely to spend time there, just us two ladies.

    • Yes it is :) Aren’t we both so lucky to have these kind of memories now? Such a special place to share.

  • *Sigh* There is truly no place on earth quite like Paris. I miss it so much. I think you have finally lit the fire under me to share our photographs from Paris!

  • my goodness!! It must have been truly exceptional to show your father around. Absolutely lovely photos! x

    • I know, I feel so lucky. Thanks doll!

  • gorgeous- the b&w is so powerful. I love the shot of you in the foreground of the Louvre(i am guessing) gallery.

    • :) yes, I set that up and handed the camera to my father, told him where to position the paining in the background which I really loved and then he was like “but you’re out of focus”.. and I said “yes! leave it that way, I want this to be a memory”

  • Tori

    I just adore that shot of you out of focus in front of the paintings and I love that you shared the context of that photo in the comment section below–such a sweet little memory for you. Thank you for sharing that. These photos are truly inspirational:)

    Much love,
    Tori
    http://www.myomlife.com/

  • Novellette

    I love how these are all in black and white. It seems to give so much more depth :) Love them all

    http://novellette.com

  • Love, love, love! You and Paris are inseparable (simple meant to be).

  • What a wonderful post, I adore the photographs !

  • Ah! I love this.. and every single post you have about Paris! I am heading there in November for my honeymoon. I could pee just thinking about it! Absolutely beautiful photos!

    • Perfect place for a honeymoon! You’re memories are going to float in the clouds!

  • Danielle Louise

    I just had my film camera repaired, and you have provided amazing inspiration to get out there and start shooting

  • it’s like I was there…