Back from my Paris trip

This is my story from last weeks Paris trip. My first time in Paris and a wonderful experience, we had a great time. My goal for the trip was to take photos of things that not have been seen too much or to find some other perspectives of “known” sites or views. I am not sure I succeeded but I sure have a lot of memories in my photos.

We lived in an apartment in a very “noisy” part of Montmartre, just beside the Moulin Rouge. Our view from the French balcony offered a lot of people. I love to watch people in middle of their lives, on their way somewhere. I spent some time just looking down at our nearest street.

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Outside the Moulin Rouge, view from our window

In our street (Rue Lepic), there where small shops for all kinds of things, one for fish, one for bread and so on. I bought some wonderful Pions in the flower shop.

Pions on our table
Pions on our table

I love roofs and rooftops, walls and windows. Here are some nearby views, also taken from our window;

I love the soft colors in grey, blue and turquoise, the red large advertisement makes a great contrast…

My mother enjoyed our view as well;

My mothers enjoying the view
My mothers enjoying the view

The garbage truck usually block the whole street, and sometimes causes some irritation…:)

Garbage truck in the street
Garbage truck in the street

Day two on our Paris trip we went for a trip to Tour Eiffel, something my kids wished for. There was so much people, and that is why we decided not to get up to the top… I took of course some photos, but I think I will show you my “best” perspective of that tower.

Living in Montmartre there was a lot of walking in that area, it is in some way like a small town in the countryside, some streets were empty. At the highest point in Montmartre is the church Sacré Coeur, we went there a few times and from there the view over Paris are awesome.

Finally here are some random street photos, I found Poppies, roses and a lot of pad locks…

8 Responses

  1. Isn’t that the link fence of padlocks where you lock one when you realize your true love? Or maybe it’s a worry/concern/fear that you have; you rid yourself of it by locking it to the fence. It’s one of those–both are great reasons!! 🙂

    Nice perspectives of Paris!! I got to go on a little vacation! 😀

    1. That bridge might be used for both reasons, but I think mainly couples in love puts a padlock there:) Thx for your kind comment, it sure is a special town!

  2. Linda, wonderful pictures of a wonderful city. I especially like the point of view you chose for the shot of Sacre Coeur from below up through the flowers. You captured a shot that I, personally, have never seen before 🙂

    1. Thank you:) I haven’t seen that neither, and there where not so many people at that location, everyone stood in front of the church…

  3. Those pion flowers are georgeous. I was in Paris in 2011 for a week. Your photos bring back wonderful memories. I visited the Pompidou Museum of Modern Art and had lunch at the rooftop restaurant there. I didn’t get to the Sacre Coeur – maybe next time.

    1. It was such a great stay:) Love at first sight… Even if there are so many things that are not so great in these big cities as well.

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