[dropcap]I[/dropcap]‘ve kinda run out of ways to blog about Paris as a series of separate bits, so this post is going to be pretty eclectic. Less touristy, and more ‘Hey MTV welcome to my crib.’ This post is a collection of photos taken on one of my pretty standard walks around Paris. From what was my front door in the Latin Quarter, across and through the Ile Saint-Luis, past Notre Dame and along the river towards the Palais Royal and Louvre. From there I cross back over Pont Neuf, and into the 6th through Mabillon and Odeon, then loop home. It’s a long walk, but not that long, and is perfect for just getting out and about on a route you know well.
It’s the route I used to talk to and from my lessons in the Louvre, to and from meeting friends at the Palais Royal or Odeon, and takes in a little bit of my route to and from school every day. As great as the metro is, Paris is such an easy city to do on foot, and is beautiful to just wander aimlessly.
While I haven’t photographed everything, I have included some of the places that mean the most to me. My nearest metro station, my boulangerie, the street I bought an ice lolly on with my friend Benji the day before left Paris, etc. Just places that have nice memories and happy thoughts.
Half of them are residential Paris at it’s finest, the other are tourist Paris in all it’s glory. It’s a pretty sweet mix, and all of it is beautiful.
Look at me with all this rose tinting. I’d have laughed in my own face had I suggested this a year ago. I’m such a loser, but that’s okay. I’m fine with it. I miss Paris and I miss my little flat, and my friends and the freedom it all brought me. This last little trip really brought it all back.