L'ésprit vieux de Paris (the old soul of Paris)

I am still in my mind just coming back from a trip to France I took recently with a good friend.  We spent more of our time in the south of France (post to come another time) and a few days in Paris.  

I am always trying to figure out how to live in Paris.  Part of my heart stays in the beautiful old charming city year round.  It's a photographer (professional or hobbyist's) dream. There is something about the way the light moves and changes and creates a soft glow on any subject.  It's incredible. 

Here are some of the many photos I took during just the two days I carried my camera with me.  I walked many many miles each day trying to stay out of the metro so I could take it all in.  See everything that I possibly could while I was there.  

  

 In August along the Champs-Elysées

In August along the Champs-Elysées

 Parisian light. 

Parisian light. 

 The iconic. And toujours incroyable. 

The iconic. And toujours incroyable. 

 From the Pont des Arts (my favorite spot in Paris. 

From the Pont des Arts (my favorite spot in Paris. 

 Pont Neuf et Paris Plages

Pont Neuf et Paris Plages

 Reading for hours in the Jardin du Luxembourg

Reading for hours in the Jardin du Luxembourg

 My love. Ladurée

My love. Ladurée

 Caramel buerre salé (yes, that is a large macaron)

Caramel buerre salé (yes, that is a large macaron)

 Sacre Coeur with the ever cute Montmartre neighborhood to follow.  

Sacre Coeur with the ever cute Montmartre neighborhood to follow.  

The incredibly cute and wonderful artists of Montmartre.

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 Still searching for the perfect place for mine. 

Still searching for the perfect place for mine. 

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 Jean Pierre a former graphic artist turned illustrator *artwork above

Jean Pierre a former graphic artist turned illustrator *artwork above

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 Playing the sounds of old Paris.  "La vie en rose"

Playing the sounds of old Paris.  "La vie en rose"

 Maybe here back at the Pont des Arts?

Maybe here back at the Pont des Arts?

 À plus tard, Paris. 

À plus tard, Paris. 

Don't worry I am coming back Paris.  Very soon actually.  In fact I will see you in one week from today.  And stay tuned friends, my plan may include finding my friends above to revisit and soak in as much of the old soul as I can get.  Ciao!