Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paris thoughts, day 1

(taken on my flight to Paris)

today is my first day here. I'm tired but I'm happy.

I'm sitting outside at a cafe using their wifi, and everyone around me is speaking french. I understand enough to catch snippets and understand signs, not to mention that everyone seems to speak english.

I have to admit, I feel the buzz. I feel the Paris appeal. I wonder if one of the reasons why Americans love it here is the fact that you aren't bombarded with communication of all sorts (whether it be ads, or just overhearing people around you), and instead are surrounded by the smooth sounds of French. it's a break for us, a mental rest.

I'm going to try to post every day or so! :)


  1. I hope Paris will inspire you and make you grow even more.

    Enjoy your time and use all the new knowledge well.


  2. This feeling like you can just be by yourself even surrounded by others is an amazing one. I've been living it for 2,5 years now... =)

    This picture is a dream: it's pure joy and a realization that anything is possible. <3

  3. Have fun in Paris ! How long are you staying ?

  4. I'm glad you enjoy Paris! Personally, I feel too surrounded and I can't find any kind of rest when I go there ^^ but maybe it's because I'm french and I often go in Paris...
    But there is pretty places over there. Anyway, I hope everything will be just fine for you.

    And this picture is beautiful :)

  5. Glad that you made it safe and sound. Paris certainly does have that special something. I do hope you can spend a day or two at the Louvre. It's absolutely an amazing experience to be surrounded by all the art.

    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip, and great airplane shot! <3

  6. I hope you have a great time in Paris. Looking forward to your pictures. I dream of going to Paris someday. Let us know what its like. Very nice shot, by the way.

  7. yay :)<3 by the way, those clouds look divine. man, i have to go there someday.

    i hope to read more on your adventures darling!

    ps: when we meet when you come back (and tell me all about it) there is this very foresty park near my house and i think it would be pretty nice for pictures ;)

  8. really lovely picture. which i was surprised i like, because normally planes scare me too much to ever look appealing.
    the sky, however, is one of my true loves, so i think that makes up for it. ;)

    paris sounds lovely too. i'd love to go someday. :)


  9. Paris is such a great city!! take a lots of pictures and keep us tuned!!


  10. That photo is so beautiful! I hope you have an amazing time in Paris :)

  11. what an absolutely amazing picture Emily!!

    pure beauty

    the quality is soo high what camera did you use??