"What are you going to do in Paris?" was the most frequent question I heard before my trip. I didn't have much of an answer. Because seeing Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower is a wonder, of course. But there is so much to love about Paris that isn't on anyone's bucket list. You don't have to map out all the major monuments to see something splendid.
Walk down a street you never heard of and look up at the right moment, and you may just see another version the Eiffel Tower, or perhaps some metalwork just intricate as the construction of the Iron Lady.
You can get a lesson on how artists play with light and color without lining up for the D'Orsay.
The perfect brushstroke of pink might be over your head, or just around the next corner.
And the Louvre isn't the only place to see masterpieces in sculpture.
A week alone in Paris. The streets were my monuments, my museums. I spent more time on the cobblestones than anywhere else.
What a luxury.
Where in the world would you like to travel to and leave the guidebook behind? Or maybe you apply that same kind of observation to your own hometown.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you see something beautiful today wherever you walk. XOXO