When you begin a vacation, the first photograph you shoot can be very telling. Is it the contrast of a new landscape that first captures your eye? Or maybe the joyous smile of a loved one?
For me, the first photo of this particular adventure is about leaving everything behind.
I’ve really had to scramble over the past two weeks to wrap up my work: The first draft of a book I’ve been ghostwriting; two video scripts; a handful of small projects that have been nipping at me like dachshunds.
But it’s all done, and today I’m going to Paris.
I admit this with some sheepishness. After my trip last March, I’d told several friends that I was done with the City of Light for a while.
I wanted to visit my ancestral home in Scotland — and maybe see Ireland for the first time. I wanted to go back to Rome and Venice, or maybe catch up with some old friends in Sweden and Germany.
Alas … Paris seems to have some kind of tractor beam trained on me. Resistance is futile.
Still, I leave home today with an immense sense of possibility. I already have plans to meet my dear friend Chris for a kir tonight. On Sunday I’ll meet my blogger friend Brad. And somewhere in the middle I’ll get to see my favorite old haunts — and maybe discover new ones.
I’m off to pack, so for now I’ll leave you with some of my favorite memories from my previous trips. But I hope you’ll stay tuned and join me on my adventure.
Have fun in Paris! Hope to see some more amazing pictures 😉
Thanks, 8able! Si par hazard tu es à Paris et tu veux prener un petit café, envoi-moi un email, d’accord ? 🙂
I would love to know more about the ghostwritten book (if possible could you tell me the name when it’s published; I would love to buy it). Which part of Paris are you going to? Until when? I’m going to start posting every day soon, I’m thinking photography… Good luck & have fun!
I’ll let you know more about the ghostwritten book if it ever gets published (I have serious doubts). And I’ll be *all over* Paris. I’m staying in the 5th near the Place des Vosges, but my daily strolls will take me from Bercy to Vincennes. If you’re anywhere in between, prenons un café.
As for your own blog: Please, yes, please start posting more often! (And photographs are always appreciated.)
Bonne journée, and thanks so much for your comment.
Ben dis donc tu as l’air d’être amoureuse de Paris! Bon voyage chez nous 🙂
C’est vrai : Je suis totalement tombée amoureuse avec la ville lumière. J’ai hâte d’y arriver ! Merci pour votre commentaire. 🙂
Bon voyage. Have fun and be safe. The mark of a good holiday is that it seems to last forever, yet ends too soon. Have a great trip!
Merci beaucoup, Xpat. I promise to have fun (but not too much) and to stay safe (though not too cloistered). And as you say: A good holiday always seems to end too soon. Can’t believe I’ve blown through the first day already, with nothing to show for it except a full belly. Not that I’m complaining about the latter …
Looking forward to it!!
Brace yourself: Hurricane H is on approach. Ha.
Ahh Paris …
I can’t think of a nicer place to be assimilated into. 🙂
Looking forward to your trip and your pictures.
Thank you for your kind comment, Hallysann! And I’m looking forward to seeing more of YOUR photos, too. Keep up the excellent blogging!
Yay! Don’t apologise: just post some of your gorgeous photos of Paris for us to sigh over! 🙂
I’m off to a slow start, DB, but I’ll try to produce at least one swoon-worthy image per day. x.
That sounds like it’s going to be really fun I hope you enjoy yourself.
Hey, Harruhsun! Great to hear from you. I can pretty much promise that I’ll enjoy myself. In fact, th trick is to not enjoy myself *too* much! So far, so good. Grin.
Missed this a couple of days ago, so hope you’re having a great time in Paris!
I’m a little behind on the blogging (already), but so far, so good! And it’s *great* to find your comment, Matthew! Thanks for staying in touch.
Have a wonderful time, H. I look forward to seeing your new series of Paris photos.
Hahahaha! Why did you ever say think (and say) you’d be done with Paris for a while?
What can I say? I don’t know WHAT I was thinking. 🙂