Saturday, February 24, 2007

I Love Paris Anytime

I thought I'd post this picture for JBelle over at Notes from the 'Kan EWA as she recently disclosed that she is head over heals crazy about Paris. I must admit that prior to my first visit, I was determined that I would not like Paris quite so much as everyone else. It seemed to be everyone's FAVORITE city, and so many large cities are just that and not much more. How much different could it actually be? But then I arrived and saw this. How could I not fall in love? There really is something undeniably magic about Paris.

9 comments:

Toby said...

Great photo of the tower. It gives a good perspective of how big it is. Is it from the airplane?

JBelle said...

This is a gorgeous shot. I was not prepared to like Paris as I do either for many of the same reasons as you. But there is a spiritual alchemy of sorts that the Parisii exercise upon you and it lives in you until you can get there next. I *love* the City of Paris Museum in the Marais; seen it?

Barnes said...

Hello Carla.

I have lived in Paris for three years. It is architecturally stunning. It is probably not my favourite city, however. Living in any sprawling metropolis, however beautiful it may be, can be tough at times, I guess.

Beautiful photograph. :)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous photo - I love the colour of the sky.
I would love to have had more time (and money) to explore Paris properly. Maybe next time!

The Fool said...

Nice shot. I have a couple of old black and whites of the city and tower in the mix on the walls in class. It is a fascinating and imposing structure. I always think of the opening sequence of The 400 Blows when I see a pic...

Carla said...

Toby, Actually, the photo was taken from the top of another building...when the name comes to me, I'll let you know.

JBelle, That was my experience exactly! I will make sure to visit that museum when I am there next.

Barnes, I would love to know what your favorite city is. The architecture is a large part of what draws me to Paris. But I understand what you mean about sprawling metropolis. I lived in Vancouver for 6 years and although everyone would tell me what a beautiful city it was, the "sprawling" aspect left a lot to be desired.

Carla said...

Cheryl, the photo was taken right before a huge storm. The colours that you see didn't last any more than five minutes before the rains came. It was almost a surreal experience.

Fool, a facinating imposing structure indeed.

The Fool said...

It's a day for play. You're invited to join in on the "Irrational Object Game."

;)

Carla said...

Fool, What absolute fun! Thanks for the invite. I've just posted my tale at your site.