Wednesday, 8 October 2008
The allure of the magic city of light; Paris day 1.
Paris can not be described in simple words, the city simply immerses one selfishly, in its grandeur and its magnetism.
Its aura encompasses one in a spectacle of history, culture, and a play of light, sounds and architecture.
It's a city to experience, in its Boulevards and Passages, in its layout of geometrical order and the way one can get lost in its back-streets then turn a corner and suddenly see something that takes the breath away.
It has picturesque little squares that take you from grand public spaces to green urban jewels. And there are quiet chapels, museums and monuments, all with the charm that is so delightfully Paris.
It's a traveller's delight and a photographer's challenge.
Carliene grabbed us from the Gare du Nord, (the busiest station in Europe), from The Place Napoléon III, and whished us through pretty streets pelting with activity and bustle. We travelled through the Centreville and down into the Bois de Boulogne, a park located along the western edge of the 16ème arrondissement, near Boulogne-Billancourt.
It was simply lovely. And on the Pèniche of Madame's godmother moored beside the Seine, we were home and preparing for our first "night on the town" at Chez Michel