Autumn in Paris

Posted on October 17, 2015 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

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La Seine

 

I had originally planned to visit Maison et objet, the mega design trade show in Paris at the beginning of September. Yet an unexpected event happened at home and I decided to postpone by trip by about a month.

I wasn't quite mentally prepared for the trip, but the beauty of Paris completely captivated me and made me forget about my anguish. It was when I was walking along the river Seine that I realised I had forgotten how breathtakingly beautiful Paris is. As much as I enjoy walking along the Thames in London, it just doesn't feel the same... Paris' scenery and ambience stimulate people's imagination and it evokes people to sit down and start drawing or write poems spontaneously; it is no wonder that the city has nurtured so many famous artists and writers for more than a century.

 

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La Seine  La Seine

La Seine

La Seine  La Seine

The sights and activities along the river Seine

 

Although everyone thinks that Paris is a city for lovers, I felt extremely content walking along the river alone. I don't view solitude as a negative state, in fact, there are times when solitude is necessary in order for us to absorb the sublime surroundings.

 

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La Seine  La Seine

La Seine

Paris' sunset

 

The glorious and sunny days made a huge impact on the trip. It made me feel joyful and relaxed walking around the city, and I almost didn't want the trip to end!

 

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In the Palais Royal garden, there was a temporary exhibition of large stone sculptures and installations; it was wonderful to stroll and admire these art works while the sun was out.

 

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palais royal garden  palais royal garden

palais royal garden

palais royal garden  palais royal garden

The Palais Royal Gardens and temporary stone sculptures and installations

 

The short trip simply reminds me that there is no place like Paris. And whether you are here alone or with a lover/partner or family, it would be difficult not be allured by the magic of this city.

 

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