Monday, February 11, 2013

I like The Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace.

~ Natalie Lloyd

This is Paris, part deux.

I can't find any other appropriate word to describe this trip, but epic. All I did for a week was to take photos, drink coffee, smoke cigarettes, eat loads of crème brûlée, sleep, walk, have wine, make love, and admire works of art.  It was a truly grand experience and I miss the streets of the City of Love and Lights.  My favorite moments:

The bicyclist who passed in front of my lens while I was taking long exposures of the Louvre and made a pretty red squiggle with his taillight.

The guy with a vintage Land Polaroid we met at a cafe near Musée Rodin.

The two weddings we stumbled upon while strolling around, and the images I was able to steal of the newlywed couples.

The fluffy clouds and the impossibly blue sky over Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees.

The bokeh of the Fun Fair, and the Air Swing I rode (photos by John).

The note I left at Jim Morrison's grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery: "Dear Jim, Thanks for all the music.  You should have seen the 90's!"

The lady in traditional African attire I saw in China Town.

The sun flares at the Île aux Cygnes Statue of Liberty.

The light that was pouring out of John's bottle of water at sunset.

Part trois coming up soon!