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Project 365 – Week 15

It was as if winter morphed overnight into summer, and today we’ve been enjoying unprecedented (for this spring anyway) a temperature hitting upward of 25°C! Despite having more work to finish up, I decided to give myself a break in the afternoon and went out for a cycle and a walk at the parks instead. The photos will come in a day or two, when I have time to go through them. In the mean time, here are the photos taken through this week.

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Cafe terrace

8 Apr: I have a confession to make. In all the years that I’ve visited Paris and that I have been living in Paris, I could count with one hand just how often I took up a seat at a cafe terrace. A little shocking? Perhaps. Afterall, Paris is the perfect city to score the front seats of the sidewalks and watch the world goes by. Perhaps I should make it my goal this summer to at least have tea or a meal al fresco, at the open terrace.


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9 Apr: F and I were at the Grands Boulevards this evening to catch an one-man show in English entitled “How to become a Parisian in One Hour” – 70 minutes of laughter and entertainment that I would highly recommend – and while waiting for him to arrive, I spotted this vintage style advertisement high up along a building’s wall. How does one get the ad up there in the first place?


Rainy day

10 Apr: Yet another rainy evening, and I have gone out to work that morning with ballerina flats. As a result, I found myself with wet and cold feet, and some water seeping into the seams of the shoes. Not wanting to stay with frosty toes, I hurried home, but not before I grabbed a couple of shots of reflections thanks to the rain water. Not a bad effort for the first try in photographing by reflection, right?


City abseiling

11 Apr: My colleagues and I were having lunch together when three men were spotted abseiling down a building across the street. Now, that’s something one doesn’t see very often in the city, and I quickly retrieved my camera to snap a picture for posterity. It looked like they were cleaning something but truth be told, I had no idea what they really did. With another busy day at work, I didn’t keep an eye on the Paris-city edition of “Abseiling Adventure Club”. ;)


Parisian buildings

12 Apr: I was invited by Edna to a breakfast event at the Centre Pompidou and while we were there, heaven opened up and boy did it start to pour outside. However, when I was about to leave, the rain had abated. I could not resist stopping by the glass window panels along the escalators and try to see if I can capture an image that not only shows off the buildings in Paris but also the component of the weather that morning. I must say I was very pleased with this attempt!


Wine offer

13 Apr: First of all, I could probably do with some drink – a cocktail, maybe. Secondly, this is a shot from Friday evening because I’ve been holed up in our apartment all day to try to get some work done. Thirdly, why must a marketing campagne targeting on female market-share includes a lot of pink, and more pink? On the other hand, there you go, proof that wine is very reasonably priced.


Notre Dame

14 Apr: This is what we need in Paris all the time! The blue sky and the sunny day had lured pretty much everyone in Paris (and his/her dog) to the great outdoors. In the afternoon F and I cycled all the way to the Bois de Vincennes but on crossing the river at Pont de Sully, we made a quick stop so that I get some keepsake of this beautiful day that we were having. This image is pretty much classic Paris, and I don’t think I could do better by choosing this as my photo of the day.




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8 scribbles & notes

  1. med says:

    Pleasant looking week indeed and yes, superb last photo to close the week hehe ;) pretty cheap wines indeed…dont get drunk lil but if i recall u dont really drink right?

    • Lil says:

      Thanks!

      No, I don’t drink much. But that doesn’t mean guests to my place would be deprived of a good glass of vine either ;)

  2. Sarah says:

    Haha, I’m getting used to buying 3 euro wine here in Montpellier, that wine in your photo seemed expensive to me! :P

    • Lil says:

      Oh, if only you’ve seen me do mental calculation of price difference between things in Paris and in Brittany, gosh, Paris becomes unaffordable! Then I had to remind myself that I used to pay a lot more in Dublin to make myself feel a bit better ;)

  3. Mika says:

    The best place to stay still watching people passing by in a terrasse is definitely in Aix en Provence, on le Cours Mirabeau, where you can enjoy your fresh drink while gazing hoochie mamas walking down the avenue. So classic.

    • Lil says:

      I’ve only done that once, and it was a long time ago too. Think it’s time to go back and repeat the experience? ;)

  4. Jo says:

    PLEASE keep the shot of the Parisian buildings from Pompidou. I will be asking for a huge print of it to frame up when we finally get our own place!

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