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Paris Pictorial

  • Early morning winter stroll, Paris, France.
    Early morning winter stroll, Paris, France.
  • Historic Footsteps, Paris, France.
    Historic Footsteps, Paris, France.
  • Winter nights, Paris, France.
    Winter nights, Paris, France.
  • Romantic dinners, Paris, France.
    Romantic dinners, Paris, France.
  • All about design in the 7th, Paris, France.
    All about design in the 7th, Paris, France.
  • Skating by the Townhall, Paris, France.
    Skating by the Townhall, Paris, France.
  • View from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    View from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • Skating on top of the world…well the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    Skating on top of the world…well the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • View of the Seine, Paris, France.
    View of the Seine, Paris, France.
  • Majestic bridges along the Seine, Paris, France.
    Majestic bridges along the Seine, Paris, France.
  • Icons, Paris, France.
    Icons, Paris, France.
  • Inside Napoleons Tomb, Hotel des Invalides, Army Museum, Paris, France
    Inside Napoleons Tomb, Hotel des Invalides, Army Museum, Paris, France
  • Napoleons Tomb, Hotel des Invalides, Army Museum, Paris, France
    Napoleons Tomb, Hotel des Invalides, Army Museum, Paris, France
  • Notre Dame, Paris, France.
    Notre Dame, Paris, France.
  • Cobbled lanes, the 7th, Paris, France.
    Cobbled lanes, the 7th, Paris, France.
  • Bar by the Palais Royale, Paris, France.
    Bar by the Palais Royale, Paris, France.
  • Winter Garden, Palais Royale, Paris, France.
    Winter Garden, Palais Royale, Paris, France.
  • Palais Royal Courtyard, Paris, France.
    Palais Royal Courtyard, Paris, France.
  • Local Bisto, Isle de Citie, Paris, France.
    Local Bisto, Isle de Citie, Paris, France.
  • Exterior decoration in the 7th, Paris, France.
    Exterior decoration in the 7th, Paris, France.
  • Paris forever. View from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    Paris forever. View from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  • Paris lovelocks, Pont des Arts, Paris, France.
    Paris lovelocks, Pont des Arts, Paris, France.

Imagine snow lightly falling as you arrive early morning into Paris. It is dark still, no one is about, it is a cold 1 to 2 degrees on a Saturday. You are dropped off in the narrow laneways of Paris St Germain, the cobbles are slick and the reflected lights from patisseries and cafes glow warmly, beckoning you in to try freshly baked croissants and steaming hot chocolate. Narrow sidewalks and narrow medieval buildings are crammed together so not a drop of space is wasted, each with glass window fronts displaying wares.

Here is our hotel, Hotel de Buci – doors are opened, bonjours exchanged in welcome and luggage taken care of. Hotel de Buci exudes a sense of warmth and character charm that is immediately like coming home from a storm…. although we do not linger. Not a moment to waste. Paris is calling, the snow has stopped and although its dark, the streetscape glistens with an innate beauty. I’am overwhelmed with a connection to history, an unrepeatable moment of magic when imagination and reality coincide, this is the Paris of my soul, this is Paris in winter, I breath deeply and smile, as I head out to explore…

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