Saturday, July 11, 2009

Paris - Finally!

I had a few internet issues but I am back online and wanted to share a little.

When you use frequent flyer miles you don’t really get the best choice of flights and my trip to Paris was no exception. We flew a red eye from San Francisco to Boston and then what was supposed to be 12 hour layover turned into a 16 hour layover! We tried to sleep at the airport but it was a challenge. My kids managed to claim a place where they were able to rest a little.


We finally arrived in Paris Monday afternoon!

After taking a much needed shower we went out to explore. Our hotel is a short walk to Luxembourg Gardens so even before eating my first meal in Paris I was in the park taking pictures.



Dianne Poinski

Wednesday morning I got up early and headed over there right when it opened. I wanted to be able to shoot with the least amount of people milling around. The fact that it was raining a little, made it even easier. I like soft light so it was perfect for the shots I wanted.


Dianne Poinski

The night before, we walked along the Seine and what trip to Paris would be complete without a photo of Notre Dame?


Dianne Poinski

Thursday was my son’s 20th birthday. We spent the day in the Montemare district which is historically fascinating for an artist. We saw the houses of Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh. Another treat was our visit to the Dali Museum. Later that day we ate French bread and cheese in a park at the foot of the Eiffel tower. My son thought it was a great way to spend his birthday.

I have over 5 full days left before we fly back. There is still so much to see and experience as well as photograph. I have to remember to savor and not rush. We have a day trip planned outside of Paris tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting out of the city and finding a completely different landscape to photograph. Stay tuned…………

6 comments:

  1. dianne - your photos are fantastic! thank you so much for sharing. have a wonderful time in paris!

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  2. Dianne - the images are stunning!!!! Can't wait to see more! Enjoy Paris... I too went to the Dali museum while I was there, loved it!

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  3. Ohhh- enjoy yourself! Love the photos.

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  4. Thanks everyone!

    I hope to be able to put some of my Monet Garden images up next.

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  5. How lovely to read an update from your Paris trip. Enjoy the rest of your visit - and I look forward to seeing the resulting photographs.

    Best wishes from the other side of the North Sea :)

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  6. These images are wonderful. The treatment turns them into such a classic look. Sounds like a great trip.

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