“Paris in the Spring”

Paris, France. May 2018. (6 photos)

This is Part 1 of my France 2018 photo series, and also Part 1 of my Europe 2018 photo series.

Perhaps you’ve noticed my absence and wondered why I haven’t made any posts for a while. The answer is simple. I’ve been travelling through Europe for just over 7 weeks in May and June of the European Spring. Almost 3 of those weeks were in France. 2 of those weeks were in Paris. I returned home to Australia on the weekend. I’m still feeling the jetlag.

Whilst in Paris, I made the deliberate decision to change accomodation so that I had a varied base to start my daily walks from. I was particularly happy with the view I had from 2 of my rooms.

“Room with a view”

Above is the view from the double windows of my hotel room in the 7th arrondissement.

Playing with long exposures and zooming during the exposure.

Below is the view from my 5th floor bed & breakfast apartment in Montmartre.

“Reflective moments”

“Paris: the city of light (La Ville LumiΓ¨re)”

“A storm is coming”

Paris in the Spring meant changeable but mostly fine weather, patisseries, long hours of daylight, leisurely lunches, patisseries, fromageries, 5pm prosecco/apertifs, outdoor cafes, charcuteries, late sunsets, patisseries, 10pm dinners, and smaller crowds compared to Summer.

An evening storm announced my arrival in Paris. Now a storm is about to hit my blog…

A storm of my photos from 7 weeks in Europe.

This is Part 1 of my France 2018 photo series.
This is Part 1 of my Europe 2018 photo series, including Czechia (The Czech Republic), The Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, Greece and Germany.

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Paris in the Spring (1)


95 thoughts on “Paris in the Spring (1)

    • You bet. πŸ™‚ No point enduring over 24 hours of air travel and airport waiting times (each way) just to spend a week there. That’s the price Australians pay for travelling north. Plus longer trips even out the costs. πŸ™‚ Now I need to work out where to go next year. πŸ˜‰

  1. Welcome back “King of Travel”!! Fabulous, fabulous photos of Paris. I’m in awe…
    A room with a view, indeed.
    So looking forward to your A storm of my photos, Dragon!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Breathtaking photos of the City of Light. I really enjoyed following your hijinks on Instagram. Such indulgence in that glorious food and drink! I’m proud of you, son.

    • Thank you, Julie. I appreciated your virtual company on the trip, and your help in the planning. The food and drink was a big part of my french experience. So many patisseries; so little time. πŸ™‚

      • « So many patisseries, so little timeΒ Β» Ain’t That the truth! It was my pleasure to help. πŸ™‚But really too bad your Angers trip fell through.

        • I had a list of patisseries to visit. Silly me, I didn’t really every block had 1 or 2 patisseries on it. It was sensory overload!

          Angers will keep for the next trip to Paris/France. Maybe a round trip up to Mont Saint Michel as well. Will have to do that in off-peak season. Hopefully there won’t be any train strikes then.

  3. It’s such a very distinctive place. I especially love that reflective moment you had. Such a lovely shot! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love Paris, My, oh my, how I love Paris…

  4. Heide says:

    Bring on the storm (of photos)! What an incredible view you had from your various rooms, Mr. Draco β€” and what wonderful images. Thank you for whisking me away vicariously to my favorite city.

  5. So good to have you back LD and what a comeback you have made. These photos are stunning. And your list of happenings make me yearn to join you, so bring on that storm…

  6. Good to see your take on the Eiffel, Draco. Have you got a thing about city skylines?
    Got me wondering how I might capture some here in my city. Looking forward to the next instalments. Impressive.

  7. That lighting shot, spot on. Sounds like quite the nearly 2 month long trip, Draco. Patisseries, patisseries, patisseries. You must have had your year’s share of them πŸ™‚

    • Thanks. I was lucky to get that lightning shot.
      Food was a big part of this trip. I knew where I wanted to go and almost completed my list. Some even warranted a second visit. Almond croissants are so “yesterday”, now. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Exciting! Looking forward to another trip with you LD and in Europe this time! Fabulous photos from a fabulous city, though I will say it’s not all that fabulous when it rains or in freezing temperatures. BUT it is the City of Light and light you have definitely captured. Can’t wait for more xx

    • Thanks, Jude. Paris shines in great light and becomes striking in B/W in dull light. In rain, I just head straight for one of the numerous patisseries and museums.

  9. Hey Mr Draco .. so good to see you back in the blogging world! Oh I just love these photos! What a room with a view. That long exposure with the zoom is fab! I bet you had the best time. Two weeks in Paris, what a spoil. Yep, a storm of pics is on the way πŸ™‚ Awesome!

    • Thanks, Julie. I had a fabulous time wandering Paris, raiding patisseries and drinking wine. Just living the french life. I’m acting spoiled but two weeks wasn’t enough. C’est la vie. πŸ™‚
      I’d read about the zooming technique and gave it a go. A very interesting effect.

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