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it’s friday archives, part 11!!

February 22, 2014

my name is janet, and i am a photoholic…

surprise!!

i know–  it’s been an embarassingly LONG time since i last posted these…

i am excited to pick it back up, however.

in fact, it’s a part of the 2014 plan to edit the archives,

which now number 21,000.

egad…

the last archive post was a week in london in june of 2010,

so i picked it up there and did the following week in paris.

fortunately not all of my weeks have 400-500 photos to edit!

when in paris, however, you take advantage of opportunity.

repeatedly, as luck would have it.

take ten shots to make sure you get “the one”,

and then do the same with the other camera…

i have a lot of images here,

so i’ll keep comments brief and let you enjoy

the visual journey:

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i’m not a car person, per se, but every once in a while…

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they seem to tell an intriguing story.

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paris is called the city of light,

but it’s also the city of life in my book.

so much beautiful life and energy here.

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my favorite restaurant that i’ve never actually eaten at…

i have, however, photographed it in summer and at christmas,

and it is absolutely magical.

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i have a bit of a thing for windows,

this being one of my all-time faves.

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i, personally, love i. m. pei’s pyramid,

and i have a volume of photos to attest to that,

second only to the number of photos i have of the eiffel tower.

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i like seeing the arc de triomphe du carrousel through the pyramid

as well as the bird at the very peak.

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our favorite restaurant that we have eaten at–

many, many times, almost all of them outside summer or winter.

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i took this  through an upper window at the musee des arts decoratifs.

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detail of the eiffel tower.

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our second favorite restaurant–

ohhhh, the architecture and interior design…

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sometimes we take the metro to quiet little neighborhoods

and just walk–  so pretty.

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textures.

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sometimes, as a visually sensitive person,

i feel an almost frantic desire to record every aspect of paris

that might go unnoticed by others.

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we take day trips by train to surrounding areas

to dig a little bit deeper each time we go.

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i rather love train stations.

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have you ever been flipped off by a cygnet?

made me feel like paparazzi…

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outside a certain shop that we had sought out–

a hoot, yes?

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another shop i had to find, filled with wonderful ribbons, textiles,

and old haberdashery supplies.

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snapped this for my little granddaughter who loves matryoshka dolls

with us in the reflection.

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tour st. jacques with the evening light illuminating the windows.

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oh.  i do have a lot of notre dame photos, too.

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french people tend to be slim,

but it’s not due to a lack of opportunity.

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we tend to eat our main meal at a restaurant mid-day,

fixing breakfast at the apartment

and sampling fabulous delicacies on the go at other times.

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rooftops–  there’s nothing quite like being up high and looking down on the city.

remember the boating ponds a few photos back?

there are many in paris, and the children are adorable as they launch their boats along the edge

and attempt to steer them with little poles…

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and just as cute as they walk back to return them afterwards.

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this trip wouldn’t be complete without a little of the montmartre art scene…

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editing these summertime photos has me really looking forward to warmer weather…

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ah, the promise of springtime!

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au revoir!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2014 11:44 pm

    oui….
    that window with the so-very-french dresses.
    and all the colour, each and every photo.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 24, 2014 2:50 am

      the color, the light, the life…
      there is just so much to love about Paris, which is saying a lot for a not-city person like myself.
      it certainly gives me plenty of photo archives to edit!

  2. February 23, 2014 12:23 am

    These are a visual treat. All so vibrant and full of fascinating details. A dream trip.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 24, 2014 2:54 am

      thanks, Diana! it’s hard not to take great photos with all of the opportunities that surround you there! that’s why i have so many photos on my computer…

  3. Lori Dunham permalink
    February 23, 2014 12:49 am

    sigh!!!!!!

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 24, 2014 2:54 am

      oui, Madame.
      le sigh…

  4. February 23, 2014 2:11 am

    You just took me there 🙂 oxoxoxox

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 24, 2014 2:55 am

      oh, i’m so glad! we all need a little armchair vacation from time to time, right?!

  5. oksana permalink
    February 23, 2014 5:08 pm

    i so miss paris – thank you for sharing

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 24, 2014 2:57 am

      i’m glad you enjoyed it! sometimes when i think about paris i find myself daydreaming about walking about in the city and remember little details and it makes my heart ache a bit– there is so much to love!!

  6. February 25, 2014 3:18 am

    You’ve been around, and your photographic journal is stunning.
    Do you know you have a ton of talent, lady?

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      February 25, 2014 9:27 pm

      yes, i get around thanks to being married to a man with wanderlust!! thanks for your kind comments– i think my “talent” is limited more or less to a good eye, as i care nothing about camera settings and shoot on auto almost exclusively. since my shots are taken on impulse, i don’t even want to think about trying to fiddle with settings and miss them completely! come back this friday and i’ll take you to normandy!

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