Paris: Part Three

Sunday, September 29, 2013

I realize I went to Paris like two months ago, but I am still going through all of my pictures! Here are a couple photos from when we went to the Sacre-Cœur. This was my favorite day spent in Paris. A lot of it was spent wandering through the twisting streets of Paris, and gorging on crepes for dinner. That was the night I fell in love with Paris.
It's kind of funny. While in Europe, I thought I hated Paris. I thought it was too crowded, and I though it was my least favorite city. After coming home, however, I find myself wishing I could go back there the most. I don't think I got a good enough taste of it. I have really been longing for travel this week, and going through the pictures I took transport me back to those moments. The moments spent being on top of Paris, seeing it all around me, walking up the steps to the Sacre-Coeur, and stepping foot inside. Walking slowly through it, examining and taking in everything around me. My favorite was the people, kneeling in worship, and lighting candles. The quiet atmosphere as everyone took in the beauty that surrounded them, and found peace in the still air. 

Afterwards, walking through the streets with a bunch of strangers I know call my friends, looking for someplace to eat, but enjoying the buzz of a Paris weekend taking place all around us. Walking to the Moulin Rouge, and stopping at the corner to get a banana and Nutella crepe, each bite oozing hazelnut greatness onto your fingers. Taking a moment to look up and around, and realizing you were home in a city you had just become acquainted with.

Of course my first home will always be wherever my family is, and the people that mean most to me, but being in a place that just seems to get who and what I am... that is a whole different kind of home to me. Traveling to new and familiar places will always be a second home. 

I am so glad I had the opportunity to travel to such lovely places this summer. It has forever changed me, and the way I view things. I will never forget the people I met, and the experiences I had. And I will never forget the day I fell in love with Paris.

17 comments:

  1. This was the one place I didn't get to see when I was in Paris in April. Such a beautiful spot! Paris has a magical ability to appeal to everyone in different ways. I don't know how it does it.

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    1. it is soo true! if you ever find yourself going back, i would definitely make sure you take some time to visit here. the whole atmosphere is just surreal.

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  2. Wonderful pictures and stellar writing, my dear. :)

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  3. Wonderful pictures and stellar writing, my dear. :)

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  4. I recently went to Paris as well! And my favorite day was also the day I spent at Le Sacre Couer and in Montmartre. Such a beautiful place. Also, thank you for your kind note on one of my recent posts :)

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    1. it really is just beautiful! that view... Mmmm amazing. and of course :) i absolutely adore your blog!

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  5. Yea, i don't think ANY of us are going to get bored of your paris pictures, so keep em coming ;) and i was the same way with india! sometimes i'd count down til i could come back home, but then once home i've been so antsy to go back there! we're so fickle, haha. and that is SO cool our guys have the same birthdays haha small world!!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. oh my goodness, i LOVED your pictures of India. I want to go there soo badly now! it just looked incredible. and i thought that was so funny! small world indeed! haha

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    1. thank you thank you thank you!! :) but lets be real.. your photos... STUNNING!

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  7. STOP IT! these are too beautiful!

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  8. I'm obsessed with you, as always. Let's go to Paris.

    Em
    Tightrope to the Sun

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  9. Looks so lovely. I can't wait to go one day!

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  10. SO jealous! I swear one day I'll go there.
    thanks for posting pictures! xo

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