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Can’t take it in…

There is so much to see and do in Paris. When contemplating music I’ll use to accompany my photo montage, there was only one song that fully captured my thoughts on Paris…

Can’t close my eyes
I’m wide awake
Every hair on my body
Has got a thing for this place
Oh, empty my heart
I’ve got to make room for this feeling
It’s so much bigger than meIt couldn’t be anymore beautiful
I can’t take it in

-“I can’t take it in” by Imogen Heap



Great Sphinx of Tanis

The Egyptian Antiquities display was another location I didn’t spend enough time. But I did spend quite a few minutes waiting for the crowd to thin to get this shot of the Great Sphinx of Tanis. Patience isn’t always a strength of mine, but I’d like to think I grew in that regard a bit after spending time in Paris. Hush. Quiet. Breathe. Look. Listen.


Winged Victory of Samothrace

What an amazing entrance. Standing defiantly, proudly at the top of the stairs in the entrance to the Sully wing was one of the first sculptures I saw in the Louvre – the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Truly spectacular.


This… is Paris

It’s hard to find fault in the art, the architecture, the mood, but especially the food. Just the simplest of fares – cheese, bread and wine – makes for a magical moment that seems to encapsulate the entire trip.


Belly of the beast

The amazing thing about this structure is how different and interesting it looks at different moments in the day. This shot was taken while walking underneath the beautiful beast.


In awe of the Eiffel.

As I’ve shared with others, the Eiffel Tower seems cliche in photos and videos. It’s not until you see this awesome structure face to face that you fully understand and appreciate the marvel that it is. I first saw it on our introductory bus tour – from the 2nd floor of the bus. On our last full day in Paris, our group of seven gathered – with wine, cheese and bread – at the Eiffel. It was absolutely wonderful. People laughing. Relaxing. Enjoying time together. No hustle and bustle to be heard. And after two hours, with my back to the Tower, I heard a loud gasp from the crowd. I had missed the moment the lights on the Eiffel were turned on. But my camera didn’t miss the moment – well, a few moments later.