“You’re going to Paris again?” The annoyance is palpable when friends ask that — and it’s a fair question. There are so many beautiful places in the world, so many interesting cities besides Paris. “Don’t you get bored, seeing the same stuff?”
I’m always tempted to reply:
This quote came to mind last month in Paris’ Place des Vosges. I love this enclosed square both for its historical significance and its beauty, but I’ve explored it only in passing.
What this means photographically is that I’ve shot only what immediately grabbed my attention each time. Looking back, I’m struck by how differently I’ve “seen” the same place during those visits.
In this case I wish I could have a “do-over.” (Poor pigeon!)
There are no profound lessons here, save one: To fully capture the Place des Vosges, I think I will always need to go back at least one more time.