Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wandering the Streets of Paris


Bonjour!  Aside from the flea markets, my favorite thing to do in Paris is to simply wander the streets and observe, soak in, and enjoy the beauty that is everywhere!  My husband and I spent MANY hours walking around during our trip.  The mornings were a bit brisk, but every afternoon was bright sunshine and in the 60's...perfect!

It is a daunting task to come home with sooo many photos and then try and narrow down which ones I should share here on my blog...so I decided to just pull a random sampling of our excursions for now, and maybe a bit later I will show you some more...




The cafes are an integral part of the Parisienne lifestyle and such a wonderful part of being in Paris.  I never got tired of sitting down for a cafe au lait and listening to the "French chatter" all around me.  I was beyond thrilled that one of the cafes right near our hotel served decaf cafe au lait!  Seriously, I was ecstatic!  I gave up caffeine earlier this year as it was causing all kinds of problems for me, so I thought I was going to have to forgo my beloved lattes while in Paris...nope...we went twice a day to get a decaf cafe au lait they were so good :))


  





The sky was an amazing color of blue on this particular day and clear as could be!  This is outside of Eglise Saint-Sulpice.  I always feel it is a very special part of our trips to be able to visit some of the beautiful, old churches that are in Europe.  I took a few pictures inside the church even though it was very dark {I did not use flash}...











{L'Opera}











{Yes, I did stand in the middle of Champs-Elysees avenue to get this picture of the Arc De Triomphe!}




The only disappointment of our trip, was when we went to the Musee d'Orsay and discovered that it was closed due to a strike!  Next time!!



Toting my camera around, I looked like a total tourist the whole time we were in Paris and I don't care...if you have a passion for photography like I do, there is simply no better place on earth to be than in Paris!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my trip with me!

:) Tracey

48 comments:

heirloomfarmhouse said...

Ahhhhhh, Paris! I studied abroad there in the Spring of 2004 and haven't been back since. :( I recognize a couple of those cafes--- and of course the landmarks! Thanks for a lovely post that made my heart smile. :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Is it wrong to say how completely jealous I am? well I am. Some of the most beautiful photographs of Paris ever- makes me feel like I am back there...

thanks,

Karen

Olive Cooper said...

Delightful. The flowers make me smile.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
Your photos are simply stunning! They look like picture postcards. I've never been to Paris so it was a joy to see your photos from there and to see it through someone else's eyes. I can't wait to see more.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Barbara said...

Your beautiful photographs brought me right back to my favorite city! Thank you SO much!

xx

Rhonda said...

I was there in April and your beautiful photography brought it all back! Merci for sharing with us.
Rhonda

Jennelise said...

How absolutely beautiful!! That is exactly how I would look - camera in hand!! :)
Jennelise

Rachel Pallas said...

Amazing photos Tracey! I went to Paris almost 12 1/2 years ago and I cant wait to go back!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful time with us!xoxo Rachel

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fantastic!

alee said...

How fun!I dream of visiting the city for love someday:) {also Ireland!}!Maybe you & your husband should offer to be tour guides {paid of course:)} & offer clients a trip to Paris!{flea mkts. incl. :)}!
Blessings!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

AMAZING Tracey!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

Angel said...

so beautiful and cosy it is in paris.. thanks for sharing have a great day week

Miss-ology said...

You and I must have been in Paris at the same time! We were able to see a small part of the D'Orsay, but so disappointed - it's my favorite! Also, love your pix of the flower vendors. The presentation the French use for EVERYTHING is incredible!

TheCrankyCrow said...

It has been too, too, many years since I've been in the grand city...but your photography snapped me back in a heartbeat - all the things I remembered and loved. I especially love the first photo of the street - to me, they are one of the world's wonders.....I do hope you choose to share more photos of Paris Tracey - they are gorgeous....Smiles & Beaucoup Hugs ~ Robin

helen tilston said...

Hello Tracy

Such beautiful images and I would love to have been along with you listening to the cafe chatter.
It has been a while since I have visited Paris and now you are tempting me and travel is my weakness
Helen xx

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, it is all so beautiful. I love Europe and could easily live there. Ahhh, wouldn't that be wonderful?!

vignette design said...

Wish I was there. You captured the essence of Paris. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

Sylvia said...

Thank you for these fantastic photos; they carry the atmosphere of this amazing city ...and bring back sweet memories to me ...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos! I enjoyed this tour so much!
:)

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

*gasp! ! ! !* SOOOOOO gorgeous! Excuse me, but I'm going to go pack now . . . ;)

Teagarden said...

Thanks for this lovely walk!
Have a nice day,
Markus

Looking Glass said...

Beautiful photos, Tracey! You're making me want to hop back to Paris right now!!

~ Clare x

manon 21 said...

A kiss from Paris...

Manon

Eeva said...

:D What a surprise, strike in Paris... :D But yea, I know exactly what you mean. Walking in any random street in Paris is an experience. Beautiful buildings for me, fast and expensive carsa for the hubby...Both enjoying!

Schwesterherz-Vergissmeinnicht said...

Paris is so beautiful :-)
My sister and I were there this summer...

Hugs, Sandra

Passione Helena said...

What a great city!
I've never been to Paris (only through it), but it seems really great! I believe that I could not stop shooting, just like you.

Beautiful impression!

I wish you a very nice weekend!

Warm wishes,
Helena

NikAntik said...

Thank you so much, Tracey, for taking me with you onto your trip through lovely Paris! These are just the impressions I wish to have. How did you know? Love, Nik

Loribeth said...

I pinned almost all of your photos!!! They're so beautiful. Someday I'll see Paris! Thanks for sharing!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

*sigh* Wishing I were there wandering at this very moment. ; )
~Michele

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

It is such magic to have all these photos when you come home, I m happy to carry a camera and be a tourist for the pleasure of having Paris photos. I look at mine whenever I need a pick-up..........it always works! So happy you had a wonderful trip and that blue sky is brillant. XO

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Oh, la, la. Those photos are formidable. Thanks for sharing.

summersoul said...

your photos are beautiful! I miss Paris. And that is soooo French, closed for a strike! :)

xo
MC

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Love stopping by to look at your beautiful photos. They are inspiring and reminds me of the beauty that is all around us.

Leah C said...

Paris never looked prettier than through your camera lens:) Gorgeous photos, Tracey!!

Lara said...
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Lara said...

Serious beauty overload!!!
I love it all!!!
Gosh how I would just love to wander those streets.. sigh.. :)
The flower market photos literally made my heart skip a beat - so lovely, Tracey! BTW, I am just dyin' for a new lens for this camera. ;)

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Tracey- Love your photos. I have never had the privilege of going to Paris. I hope to someday. Your photos have made me want to go even more.
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Cheryl

Unknown said...

Thank you for the picture of St Sulpice It is my "favorite cathedral in Paris dark mysterious and full of the sprit of worshipers from the ages. I so want to go again soon!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

I Love Paris!! We spent New years under the Arc de Triomphe 2008/2009. we had a wonderful time in Paris.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Thanks for the tour. I really enjoyed your photos!

Candylei said...

The flowers are plentiful and beautiful! I love the little tiny gardens on the balconies. So sweet!

Funkytime said...

really lovely photos!

Funkytime said...

Really lovely photos!

Heaven's Walk said...

It's so much fun to see the photos from your trip, Tracey! What an amazingly beautiful place! I'd love to travel there someday to see the French countryside and stay in a B&B..... ♥ Thank you for continuing to share your journey with us! Luv it!

xoxo laurie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh what a lucky chickie you are........everything looked soooo beautiful. Maybe someday I'll make it there too... thanks for sharing the great pix, you little tourist you! :-)

Blessings,
Spencer

The Sweetest Days said...

Oh Paris, maybe one day I'll get there. Thank you for taking us a tour even if you did risk life and limb ; )

I can hardly wait for Midnight in Paris to come out on DVD in December!!!

Btw, I saw your blog in Artful Blogging. What an awesome accomplishment. Congratulations!

AdoreVintage.com said...

Oh my goodness these photos are amazing! I so want to visit Paris even more now, every thing looks beautiful. Thank you so much for capturing these images and sharing them!

Sincerely,
Rodellee
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Ivonne L. Naegel said...

Todo maravilloso!!!