19.11.15

Paris

I didn't expect to make this post, but this has been on my mind constantly since Friday and I want to talk about it. I know this has nothing to do with Margate, but I recently fell in love with a beautiful city which has since faced the most awful events.

The attacks in Paris were hideous and although terrorist threats sort of feel like part of every day life nowadays, I still feel incredibly shocked by what has happened. I visited Paris for the first time two weeks before the attacks. Having dreamt of going there for a very long time, it was so exciting to finally see what it was really like. The 5 days I spent there were predictably spent visiting several art galleries, wandering around beautiful gardens, being in awe of the Eiffel Tower (especially when it sparkled at night), eating at a few too many patisseries, drinking champagne and sitting by the river. All in all, it was an indulgent, beautifully sunny, warm and autumnal time, and I left feeling complete adoration for the city. 

What has made the attacks in Paris so difficult to come to terms with, is the fact that it really is the most charming place; to picture something so horrendous happening there almost feels unreal. I can't begin to imagine the fear and pain that people must be going through. 

There have been a lot of opinions flying around about what is happening in the world since the events, and I don't really want to use my blog for that. I do, however, like sharing photographs, so I thought I'd post some of the images that I took in the city. I refuse to let what happened overshadow the lovely memories I have. These photographs are how I want to think of Paris, so I'll keep looking at them, and know that I will definitely go back. 







 

   







  

  






  

  

2 comments :

  1. Great post and great words Meg! Your pictures make me want to go back to Paris.

    James | www.getyourbronon.com

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