Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For Marketman & Family, of the cities we have visited so far, PARIS IS DEFINITELY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY of them all. While I consider New York City our home away from home, Paris is only a hair behind it in our personal ranking of places we would live if we were not based in Manila. Mrs. Marketman lived in Paris for several years, completing a graduate degree, taking all of her classes, then writing and defending her thesis in French, so she is quite fluent. The Teen and I just hide behind her when language skills are required, and vendors just assume we are “fresh off the boat” Vietnamese immigrants… :) I realized recently that last year’s posts from our Paris and Venice trip were interrupted and thus incomplete, so I plan to share the remainder of the posts from that trip with readers over the next few days (almost exactly a year after our visit to the City of Lights)…
These photos were taken on a post-dinner walk at 9pm or so, which had us meandering around the Left Bank, crossing the Seine at the Pont Neuf bridge onto the Right Bank… I had a Canon point and shoot camera on an automatic setting and still managed to capture these images… I can only imagine what a good photographer with a good camera would capture (or someone who knew how to use my G10 properly)!
The Eiffel Tower in the distance had a huge spotlight circling near its apex, casting a strong beam of light over the Parisian sky. Whether on a bridge, sidewalk by the river, or a boat on the Seine, the city simply glittered on this perfect evening… Springtime in Paris. That’s one thing that should definitely be on your personal bucket list. :)
Some other previous posts on Paris: