BlogoWriMo, Paris

2012 – The Return to Paris – Part Deux

A full day to wander around Paris before leaving for the sleeper train to Budapest. This was my first real test of the new Fuji X100 and it was a joy to use. I felt like a proper street photographer using a Leica. It’s easy to be energised by a new camera and a city […]

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BlogoWriMo, France, Paris

2012 – The Return to Paris

2010 was my first trip to Paris where I fell in love with the architecture and simple food I enjoyed. 2011 was a flying visit on the way back from Valencia. In 2012 we took another flying visit on the start of a 3 week European tour as happy Europeans with our European passport that […]

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France, Paris

A brisk walk through Montmartre – Paris, 2011

After spending a few days in Madrid and Valencia it was time to come home. Our hotel had been great. The rooftop sun lounge area gave views over the port and out towards the City of Arts and Sciences. My legs were doing ok post marathon and we had discovered a new drink called ‘Frozen […]

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BlogoWriMo, France, Paris

Paris Day 4

September 2010 Our final full day in Paris. We had a lazy morning, packed and went to Amelie’s cafe for lunch. We’ve been many times and it’s a solid little cafe. Never too busy with tourists. Highly recommend it. Nice to say goodbye to the Montmartre area. After lunch it rained. It rained heavily. Our […]

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BlogoWriMo, France, Paris

Paris – Day 3

September 2010 Day 3 on our week in France began with a trip to see the Eiffel Tower up close. My wife, then girlfriend, took me to this area across the river. Coming out the train station she put her hands over my eyes to guide me round to the viewing spot. I had no […]

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BlogoWriMo, France, Paris

Paris – Day 2

September 2010 (Un)Fortunately our hotel was just down the road from a couple of camera shops. A Leica store and a generic camera shop. This was a great start to the day. I was able to look at real Leica cameras in Paris and hoping that maybe one day I would have one. (Spoiler – […]

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