Deep down, we probably all have an image of Paris in our minds.
Romance and love, style and fashion, mystery and beauty. For many, this seems like the quintessential European trip - albeit with a bit of expectedness. What I didn’t realize, however, is that there’s a reason everyone feels that way about a trip to the Parisian epicenter. There’s meaning and history backing the beauty. Not the other way around.
What’s there to say about one of the most romantisized cities in the world. You can’t talk about Paris without mentioning food. Like any city, to truly experience the culture, you have to experience the food culture. Our mornings were filled with almond cruisaunta and coffee, lunches were spent with cheese and Champaign and baguettes sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower, and our evenings were spent at a brasseria dining on roasted chicken and duck.
Finally, there’s the architecture and city design. There is of course the Eiffel Tower. There are times in life you will never forget, spending time completely awe struck by such an iconic symbol feels dream like. Maybe it was the violinist playing my favorite tracks from la la land right as the tower lit up, or maybe it was just the shear size of both the physical structure and symbolism, but it’s hard to imagine a city with more preconceived-emotional connections ring true.
Here’s what I saw.
These images were taken on a Fujifilm X-Pro 2 with the 35mm f/2 using the Classic Chrome profile applied to the RAW file using Lightroom. I loved the 50mm equivalent for straight lines, but could see the benefit in having something wider to capture some angles.