waiting game | my experiences in Paris

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Hi lovelies! A slightly different post tonight, in which earlier I found myself catching up on a new favourite website of mine, Maptia, a site all about telling beautiful stories with just as beautiful pictures. An article that caught my eye, Urban Exploration displays various short summaries of people's experiences of urban cities, almost defining moments for them that really embody their experience of the city on a whole. I felt rather inspired by this idea, and tonight I want to reflect on the wonderful city of Paris. As I'm rolling on a French feel too, I'll translate my thoughts into French underneath.

Ces quatre photos viennent de mon voyage en 2010 avec mon collège. Bien que je n'avais pas aquis beaucoup d'expérience avec mon appareil, je suis choqué qu’ils ont une qualité notable ! Je me souviens qu’avec mes amies nous nous sommes bien amusées ; nous avons visité à Disneyland Paris, et je pense que ces images saisissent le temps sombre. C’était très frais, mais pour moi cela montre une autre coté de Paris, où les beaux monuments se sont démarqués contre un arrière-plan assez obscur. L’image de la tour Eiffel illuminée est un moment inoubliable pour moi – nous avons fait une croisière de la Seine, par laquelle il est impossible de rater.


These 4 photos are from my school trip in 2010. Despite the fact that I didn't know my way around my camera at the time, I'm quite shocked at the quality of these! I remember having such a good time with my friends on this trip; we went to Disneyland Paris, also I think these pictures capture the gloomy weather so well. It was so cold and windy, but I think this is a nice representation of another side of Paris, with the dark background only helping to make the monuments much more striking. The gorgeous picture of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night is an unforgettable moment for me - we had just cruised along the river Seine, impossible to miss.

Ces dernières photos viennent de mes vacances les plus récentes, Paris avec mes meilleures amies de notre collège. Notre visite était tellement bien organisée, grâce á Steph, qui jouissait créer trois jours occupés !  Ainsi que la tour Eiffel pour la deuxième fois, nous avons vu aussi le Sacre Cœur, le Louvre et leurs beaux jardins, et Notre Dame ! Ces images de la Seine demeurent saisissantes ; la rivière apparait tellement bleue et le soleil l’aidé à briller. Le grand écart entre ces deux voyages démontre un développement fondamental de mon indépendance, ma personnalité et aussi mon désir d’apprendre le français jusqu’à un niveau diplôme universitaire.


These last few photos are from my most recent holiday, Paris with my best school friends. Our trip was so beautifully organised by Steph, who loved creating a busy but fun filled three days! As well as seeing the Eiffel Tower for the second time, we managed to see the Sacre Coeur, the Louvre museum and their beautiful gardens behind it and the Notre Dame Cathedral! The images of the Seine are still so breathtaking; the river was so blue, and glistening with the help of the sun. The massive difference between these two trips have show a fundamental development of my independence, my individual personality and furthermore the want to learn French at university level.

So here's my take on Paris! I was so fascinated by Maptia's idea to display lots of varying perspectives of large cities, I'm tempted to do another! Thanks for reading (:



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