Well, it was more like three nights in beautiful Paris not only one!
In cold November we went to visit Paris! Didn’t see much of the Paris it self, but wine was rather nice! We visited famous and very massive Paris Photo show, place is so big its not enough with one day to see it. I even needed to bribe my friend with wine and chocolates so she wouldn’t leave me there, we were too close to the end of it, I could not let her give up!
So many gallery’s with even more greater artists and breath taking work. I didn’t want to miss anything so I kept crossing gallery after gallery off my map. I saw some great artists, few of my favorite ones are Pentti Sammallahti, Vic Muniz, Eikoh Hosoe, Abelardo Morell and Arno Rafael Minkkinen. In great surprise I discovered Latvian photographer Iveta Vaivode there as well. I would highly recommend this show to everyone with interest in photography, but be prepared for long day, pack your lunch, take lots of water with you and wear very comfortable shoes (flats preferably).
We also visited Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition, full of such a great work. It was great to see so many pieces in one place but it made me even happier that it was only a quarter of the size of Paris Photo.
As I’m writing these few lines memories are rushing back, I have big smile on my face and I cant stop giggling as I remember all the silly things we did in Paris. Lucky for me and sadly for you it all stays between me and Paris (and few other crazy, fun people).
Just a few words about my photos, most of my Paris photos were taken with film camera, sadly while developing film got scratched quiet a bit, but with photos from Paris its only adds to character I think.
I’m leaving you with this quote what describes every romanticized place you ever have traveled to to the T.
I always wish the hotels were like they are in movies and TV shows, where if you’re in Paris, right outside your window is the Eiffel Tower. In Egypt, the pyramids are right there. In the movies, every hotel has a monument right outside your window. My hotel rooms overlook the garbage dumpster in the back alley.