Paris: Part 1, July 2016

I am thrilled to have the opportunity of traveling and residing in Paris with my boyfriend Charles for 9 weeks during the summer of 2016!

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Charles and I on our street, Avenue Daumesnil, in the 12th arrondissment of Paris.

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The view from our balcony is beyond inspiring. It makes the climb up six flights of stairs multiple times a day well worth it.

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Paris has several large cemeteries which are filled with graves from centuries ago to modern day. We always find visiting the these sacred spaces to be meditative and inspiring. Below is an image of Charles in the Cimetiere du Monparnasse, the resting place of such luminaries as Charles Bauldelaire, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Samuel Beckett, Man Ray, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

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On the steps of an apartment we stumbled upon in the historic Marais district.

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I brought along my Polaroid SX-70 and captured these shots of Charlie with his guitar that he recently purchased in Pars.

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In the garden outside the Musee Cognacq-Jay, home of furniture, decorative arts, and paintings from France’s Meoclassical and Rococo periods.

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Paris is truly an incredible city to explore history, find artistic inspiration, and of course be in love! More posts coming soon 🙂