streets of paris

Our few days in Paris have come to an end, and it was quite a jam-packed trip with E's work and time with family and friends - nevertheless, there was still some time to do a bit of exploring and I'm excited to share some snapshots with you in the coming few posts!

I don't look at Paris through rose-coloured glasses. It's undisputedly a very special city seeped in history and romance and culture, but E (who was born there and lived there when he was young) and I both agree that we would not choose to live there. Of course it's a very personal thing, the "chemistry" you can have with a city or country, but for us it's not somewhere we could imagine making our home.

Having said that, you absolutely cannot deny that there is a stunningly unique beauty to Paris, and I can't help but fall under its spell while being its guest. And while the famous landmarks and iconic places of interest are wonderful, it's the little street corners, the chic and tasteful shop window displays, the cobblestone streets lined with glass cafΓ© windows, the balconies with hanging flowerbeds, and the general stunning architecture everywhere you look - those are the things that captivate me.

p.s. I loved those beautiful photographs on display, celebrating same sex marriage made legal in France.