I’m back from my whirlwind trip through Europe where we arguably encountered the prettiest, most beautiful cities in the world. Paris-Vienna-Budapest-Salzburg-Innsbruck-Venice-Zurich-Lucerne-Montreux-Paris.
I was so excited to shoot new photos on this trip and I did drag a lot of camera gear with me but in the end, I shot very few photos as I was enjoying living it. It was a little disturbing to see so many people rushing through museums and all the sights stopping only long enough to take a picture of what they had seen, without every really seeing it. I don’t regret shooting fewer photos on this trip as I had a blast hanging out with my cousin and mom which is what I will remember most….
Paris was beautiful. I had forgotten what a pretty city it is and it was a great place to start and end our trip. The weather was absolutely perfect the entire time we were there which meant spending a LOT of time in sidewalk cafes watching the world go by…
I opted not to go into The Louvre this time so that I had a little time to shoot photos outside on such a beautiful gray day.
The Eiffel Tower is one of my favorite structures anywhere. Isn’t it for everyone? I’ve never been up to the top though until this trip. The crowds were a little insane but it was well worth the effort & money for the views over the city. I was lucky enough to have a friend come with us. He just moved to Germany and popped over the train to take a ride to the top with us, which was a pretty perfect way to spend our last afternoon in Paris before returning home.
What would Paris be without sparkling night lights, ancient signs & a merry-go-round?
One of my favorite things was hanging out on the balcony of our first AirBnB where we could see the pretty rooftops in our neighborhood with their characteristic terra cotta stacks. We were on the 9th floor and it was the best place to watch the Parisian world go by. There was also a towering ancienct cathedral right next door.
It took me 13 years to get back here for a second trip but I’m definitely not going to wait so long for the next one. Au revoir for now…