Monday, May 28, 2012

Paris Day 1 & 2

Oh my goshness we are now finally home from our mini weekend vacation in Paris. 4 days just flew by and at the same time felt like forever ever. We saw all the big sites, enjoyed lots of delicious food, giggled about how very French everything is, melted in the super hot summer heat, relaxed in shady cool parks, and walked walked walked. It was just a really really perfect trip!

Day 1 and 2 looked a bit like this... through the boyfriend's camera lens and my Instagram.

Just so excited about our trip!
Breakfast at Arlanda
Stockholm - Paris is just a 2 hour flight, perfect
Boyfriend likes to take photos of me and strange angles.
and then all of a sudden you're in France!

Straight away we began to explore our new neighborhood for the weekend (we lived with friends in Tolbiac) and had a picnic as soon as we could.
Paris isn't all frills, there's a lot of urban modern street art and culture too.
A filling French breakfast
Modern vs. Traditional
Visited my old place in Tolbiac where I studied in Paris for a summer 6 years ago. Not much had changed :)
Parc Montsouris, a place I had spent a lot of time in that summer. Great to revisit...
We of course had to visit the Eiffel Tower...
... and take lots of mushy kissie pictures too. ;)
Picnic and an Eiffel close up
Lovely metro signs and street art
Wine break in Montmartre

The gorgeous view of Paris from Sacre Coeur

We weren't the only ones enjoying the view and the sun
Sunset dinner picnic in the gorgeous Jardin du Luxembourg
Delicious Vietnamese Bo Bun take out and a bottle of Gewurztraminer
Hung out by the Seine with all the cool kids
Paris by night, so much life and lights
Great end to two wonderful days!

Phew that was a lot of photos, but Paris is just so gorgeous you want to capture everything. Feels a bit impossible though. You can't capture how Paris actually smells different, or all the sounds, how huge everything is, or the delicious atmosphere.

At first Paris can be overwhelming (especially in the heat we experienced) it's a bit dirty, chaotic and there's just so much to be seen and experienced... but then all of a sudden you find yourself in the quietest of parks, cafes or streets and all the imperfections seem just perfect. I already can't wait to visit again. Though I hope the next time will be sooner than 6 years.

I'll share day 3 and 4 tomorrow :)


taffetaramblings said...

amazing images - from the food to the architecture. Paris is just an amazing place, it is so creative & inspiring around every corner. Just found your blog & I am loving it - your illustrations are gorgeous. xxx

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying my blog, my pictures, and especially my illustrations. Thanks so much! xo