Wednesday, February 19, 2014

In Paris: A Different Kind of Sightseeing

Should we resume our walk in Paris? Such a city for luxury. Hermés. Chanel. Dior. But the rarest extravagance she offers might just be time. A day or week to kill, and no list of sights to see or museums to visit. To just be able to wander and observe. How decadent.  


"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


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  1. This was so gorgeous, so perfect and so very you, dear Jeanne.
    Bisous.
    H

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    1. Thank you, dear Heather. Your Sunday afternoon in Uzes was also the perfect luxury! I absolutely loved it. XOXO

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  2. How lovely to realize that your vision and style are a luxury and then to share it with so many is a gift. Beautiful images to linger over long after one's stay.
    pve

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    1. Thank you so much, Patricia! Glad you could come along on my "walk"! Next time we'll have to bring our paints! XOXO

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  3. totally agree with you. there is no other place on earth to just wander, luxuriously and find a visual delight at every turn
    debra

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    1. "A visual delight at every turn" is the perfect way to describe the magic, Debra! XOXO

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  4. Yes, just to be able to wander is a luxury. I like the two photos with the shades of pink..just lovely. So much history and design detail at every turn. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Leslie, I saw so much that tickled me pink on this Paris trip. I definitely must do a post dedicated to La Vie en Rose! XOXO

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  5. Hi Jeanne

    I just stopped by at Tina's new site and had to come here to tell you how much I LOVE the illustrations you did for her - feminine and chic , perfect!

    Sharon
    xx

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  6. Oh Sharon, you are so sweet to stop by! Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it! XOXO

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  7. I have so enjoyed reading your posts about Paris...your pictures really capture the essence of the city! Thank you for sharing them with us! Have a beautiful day, Jeanne! xoxo

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  8. This is so inspiring....to recognize that the beauty is really all around. You just have to be primed to look for it. You've got me thinking about our summer trip to Italy. I want to be sure to take it all in, the details, not just the sights!!!

    Gorgeous photos, Jeanne!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  9. I try everywhere we travel to see the country as the people that live there and truly take in the culture and architecture. I would love to travel through the countryside of England, we only visited the city and took some day trips outside, but oh how I would love to spend time mingling with the locals and exploring…love all of your images!!

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  10. So gorgeous, the historic architecture etc! Love it!

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  11. i so agree with you. i honestly will not need to return to the louvre. but the marais! ohhhhh. i would like to visit bruges and stockholm. and take my own sweet time as you suggest. i'm walkin these boots to ohare in a few hours for a trip to canada--muskoka region. smiles to you.

    michele

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  12. I totally agree with you. There are many thing in Paris that are 'mandatory' to see, but there is the 'other' side of the city: old buildings, little cafe shops, old stone roads, etc.
    There are many cities in Europe that have the same 'characteristic' .... for example Rome. You do not need a 'tour guide' to see and explore high level art....
    However, in USA there is one little city that have the same uniqueness, Saint Augustine in Florida. What a beautiful place!
    Margaret
    http://www.decordesireforbeauty.com/blog.html

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