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.
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.
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…………