April in Paris - A Photo Journey - There's just something special about Paris. The warm sun, the colorful flowers everywhere, and much more. Join the Café as we walk the walks and see the sights of this unforgettable city!
Hi Café visitors, this is Scott. Chris asked me to share some of photos I shot while we were in Paris for a week this April. The easy part for a photographer is shooting the incredible sights we have the opportunity of seeing every day. The hard part is choosing just a few from that gigantic file of photos!
When we began our London/Paris spring trip, I had about 800 photos on a huge 64 gig SD memory card. On our fifth day in Paris, as we were just entering St. Chapelle (an amazing medieval cathedral in the heart of Paris), I got the "card full" indicator in my Canon viewfinder. I shoot in what photographers call "raw" file format. Simply translated, that means each photo is the highest quality my camera can produce. It also means that each photo uses up a lot of memory space.
Guess how many pictures I'd taken since we left the U.S.? Try 1,600! The crazy thing is, that 1,000 of these were in Paris alone during the first 5 days! Add another 400 or so, and you now know what this photographer been doing since we returned from Paris; reviewing photos!
But all that said; it's worth it, Chris and I would love to give you a sense that you were (virtually) with us! We kept that in mind each day in Paris when we headed out for a new Café adventure!
Enough talk! Let's let the pictures tell the story!
Of course, when you think of Paris, probably the strongest connection in most people's minds is its' internationally famous, instantly recognizable historic sights.
In so many ways, Parisians are just like any other group of citizens of a large metropolis. But there's just something quite special about them that sets them apart.
Since our daughter moved to London 5 years ago, Chris and I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel abroad several times a year (we can't stay away from those grandbabies for very long). We have enjoyed observing how Europeans truly love and utilize their parks. In a city of 2.2 million, people get pretty packed in, yet with wide boulevards and parks, large and small everywhere you turn, it doesn't really seem that large.
Chris and I love visiting open-air markets. This is where Paris excels. A couple blocks from our center-of-the-city apartment, we could go three days a week and find everything from produce, to seafood, meats to spices, scarves to jewelry and pastries to baguettes; not to mention the people watching!
Shopping in Paris
Parisians take their shopping seriously. And so do the millions of tourists (like us!) who come each year for the myriad of stores of every shape, size, price and interest.
Paris - From Any Angle
For a travel/food photographer, there are unique photo ops by the gallons! My only restriction? Time!
And now it's time to say goodbye to this unbelievable City of Light. We love you Paris! You're forever in our hearts!
P.S. When we were planning the trip to Paris, we decided to rent a flat in Paris for our week long stay. We were a little nervous as this was not something we'd done before. It turned out to be an amazing experience. The apartment was charming and well equipped. It was ideally located, right in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Renting was economical compared to staying at a hotel and gave us a more authentic view of life in Paris. You can read all about our little Paris apartment here and here.