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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Parisian Times

Well, friends, I'm back from Paris and despite having a fever for the first two days, I had a magnificent time - thank you for all your generous comments whilst I was away. My last two trips to the french capital have been graced with crisp, clear blue skies. This year, however, was a different story. Grey skies, drizzle and bitingly cold winds dominated the trip. After fighting the fever, and determined not to let anything ruin the visit, I embraced the grey skies by shooting some snaps through a sepia lens. Here are a few photographs that I hold fond memories of: The breathtaking square of Place des Vosges, the soothing symmetry of the tree-lined streets that lead away from the Arc de Triomphe and, of course, the Eiffel Tower glistening delicately in the night sky. As for my shoes, well, I liked the way the camera captured the weathered effect of the suede; it told the story of the trip perfectly - walking, walking, walking! We stayed in The Marais and spent most of our days wondering in and out of independent boutiques, florists and kitchens. I could go back in a heartbeat, but at the same time there is something special about returning to the comforts of home. I've missed you guys - it's good to be back!

40 comments:

  1. This is too funny! I did a post today seeking recommendations for my upcoming trip to Paris! Looks like a fabulous place...can't wait!

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  2. fabulous sepia images of paris, will! just the touch...

    still extremely jealous!

    donna

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  3. Dreadful weather, really, I apologize for that :) I feel I must! but at least the photos came out wonderfully, even with the sad skies.

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  4. this is just perfect (sorry though to hear that you had a fever). I'm going for the first time next summer and I can't wait!

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  5. drooling over these paris sites!! feel better, will!

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  6. great photos. hope the suede shoes are ok!

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  7. Will! These photos are breathtaking. Did you shoot them all yourself? Sorry you were sick on your trip. That's always a bummer, but I'm glad you got enjoy the sites soon afterwards. Love your cardigan. Still trying to convince my husband to rock one, but he hasn't been convinced yet!

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! Is that you? You look adorable!

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  9. oh my word, beautiful images, will! so sorry you were a bit under the weather, though I am glad you didn't let it spoil this special trip. One of the many things I love about you is that ability :)

    Glad to have you back.

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  10. the jealousy over here is at an all time high! it looks like you had such an amazing trip! what gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

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  11. ahhhmazing pics! gosh, paris is just the best. i hope you're feeling better!

    and congrats on the latest issue of rue -- i loved your article!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  12. Good to have you back.

    I bet Paris misses YOU!

    Warm hugs,

    Mon

    P.S Stunning photos.

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  13. Lovely photos!!
    Paris is a very lovely city.
    I wish if you pass here a nice days!
    Sorry for my indiscration, but you are a boy who has a lot of style!
    One hug!
    PD: my english is very bad:)

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  14. What beautiful photos! Looks like you had a lovely time. Who wouldn't in the City of Lights.

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  15. Your photos are simply beautiful. I am so happy you had a lovely time.
    xx

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  16. Oh, isn't she gorgeous??? All your pictures are so lovingly taken, including the one of you pensively looking out the cafe window....

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  17. Lovely pictures Will! Glad you had a good time despite feeling a little crappy... and glad you have you back! :)

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  18. Beautiful beautiful beautiful photographs!

    (Quick question: What camera and lens did you use for these amazing images?)

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  19. the pictures are gorgeous, Will! and love the photo of you, stylish as always! welcome back :)

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  20. Welcome back Will, what great pics! Hope you had a lovely time!

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  21. Great photos! If the pen took these then i am one happy girly but i sooo need to get practicing!!

    Oh and that pic of you is gorgeous - oh you are so stylish Mr!
    Rachie xo

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  22. In love with that corner street image - gorgeous!

    And how cute are you? Stop it right now! Don't go eclipsing Paris!

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  23. Fabulous! Did you go to Merce and the Muse? I'm going to be furious with myself if I let you go to Paris without checking them out! (even though there's nothing French about the place!)

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  24. You really got some amazing captures...WOW. Good to have you back! xx

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  25. Will! great photos!
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  26. Your photos are fabulous! Love the color.

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  27. Great photos, you really captured the spirit of Paris perfectly.

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  28. These are incredible shots Will, love the one of the Eiffel tower. Sounds like an amazing time you had, and has me dreaming about a holiday in paris :)

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  29. Salut cheri! It's great to have you back again. You've been missed, though we totally forgive you for being distracted by the City of Lights.. Who can blame you!?

    Poor you for having a fever. Hope you bounced back on crusty baguettes, pate and lots of fabulous wine! :)

    Loving your photos and the fact that you stayed in Marais. What a fun part of town that is. Did you spend hours at 'Merci'..?

    Walking.. yes that is the way to see the city. In fact I always insist on 'getting lost' in Paris. Out with the directions, the plans and the maps.. and just stroll along and take it all in. Such a fabulous city..!

    Bisoux from Sydney!
    xx C

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  30. aww, sigh, how absolutely lovely. There something about Paris that I think you could love it in any weather. I went when I was a teenager, but I hope to go back someday soon!

    You look so stylish and cozy in that last pic, glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  31. *sigh*

    looked lovely, sorry to hear you were not feeling up to par. nd yes i concur with christine, you look so stylish and cozy in that last pic!

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  32. So jealous! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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  33. ove these photos, are these taken with your new pen camera, of with your phone camera?
    beautiful.

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  34. Beautiful pics Will. I also came back from Paris with the flu. Which suitcase did you get from MERCI? I wanted the Liberty one but they were sold out :-(
    Did you manage to go and see the Basquiat exhibition?

    http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/

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  35. Just saw your Paris pictures and I'm oohing and awwing over them. One of my favourite cities in the world. Maybe one day I will live there...
    Your pictures are "blow up and put up on the wall" worthy!!!

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