Paris is a mystery. Most people I know of, either have a love/hate relationship with Paris. Some people just adore Paris whereas others just tend to hate it at first sight and label it as a dirty city full of pickpockets.I am not a fan of stereotyping. I believe that every city has an inner soul to it, a soul that feels different to each person. Even if you try peeling those invisible layers, you may never be able to relate to the true essence of some cities.
It was not my first visit to Paris. But like Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a great idea.” And so it was decided. I would spend a few days in this romantic city.
I knew it would be raining. But I still wanted to see this European city as a solo traveler. I got there to realise that the weather had decided to be rebellious. But that did not deter me. I ended up walking all around Paris in the rain. I ended up eating a lot of delicious food too.
Unfortunately due to the rain, I had to leave my camera in the hotel on most days.
But still, Paris made me fall in love with her. I just realised how unique she was and how she has that ability to make anyone feel at home. Walking is definitely one of the best ways to see a gorgeous city like Paris.
Even though I don’t have that many good photographs from Paris, I still would love to take you around Paris in the rain through a photo story. Hope you enjoy a different side of Paris like I did.
Most people get the perfect shot when it comes to Paris. But for me, Paris was a photographer’s nightmare. It was raining the whole time that I ended up leaving the Dslr at my hotel on most days. But still you cannot do a theme on #Europe ‘s #monuments without a shot of the #eiffeltower . #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe
They say this is one of the best places to see Paris from. I would have given it a try if it was not raining. Do you see the picture of the Indian armed forces? The pictures kept changing and I was surprised to find one of our army. This is the Roue Ferris wheel which keeps going places but always comes back to #Paris for the winter months. #Europe #monuments theme #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe
I know it is not a monument but still it is a bridge dedicated to love. Whatever you say, there is a lot of love in this world and for me that is enough to classify this lock bridge as a monument. In #Paris . #Europe #monuments theme. #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe
Today we celebrate Saraswathi Pooja or Vidyarambham. Saraswati is goddess of knowledge. So during the last three days of the Navaratri festival in South India, we place our books for puja or worship. When we were kids we were not allowed to read during these 3 days. We used to be so happy then that we didn’t have to study for 3 whole days. Since I am back to Uni this year, my mom insisted that I keep my books as well. I kept for 1 hour since that is the maximum anyone can pry me away from my phone. After all I work, study and run a part time business from my phone. Vidyarambham is the ritual of initiation of reading and writing for young kids. We did it for my 2 year old nephew this year since he already knows his Abcs and 123s. That is why I thought this was the perfect picture for today. The world’s largest museum, the Louvre is a treasure trove of knowledge and what better picture to pay homage to the wealth of knowledge. May all of you get lost in the art of traveling and knowledge as vast as the louvre. #Europe #monuments . #Paris #indian_igers #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe
Even though I have a closer picture of the Arc De Triomphe, I liked this one. I remember how as a child on my first visit to Paris, I stood here, gaping at this massive monument. Europe #monuments #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe #cbviews
So yesterday I went to my first Pub crawl in Bangalore. Even though we have gone pub hopping multiple times before, it was the first time I went to an organized one. So we did four pubs last night and it was so much fun. I think the thing I enjoyed most was the dancing. Did you know that #Bangalore is the pub capital of India? Even though all pubs have to close by 1Am. Anyway that is why I did not post anything yesterday and to compensate, I am posting a picture of one of the two famous fountains in Place De La Concorde. Europe #monuments #wearetravelgirls #girlsvsglobe
Many people warned me about Paris. It is a dirty city full of pick pockets. For me, Paris was midway between my journey. I was exhausted by the time I got to Paris and I decided to lie low. So instead of following the usual cliches, I did exactly the opposite. I did not go inside the Louvre or on top of the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame. Every day, I just walked around the city and it was a different city than the one that people warned me about. No cameras or a destination in mind, I just walked around this gorgeous city. Ate my fill and again walked. And maybe that is why I fell in love with a part of the city that most tourists never make it to. Since it was not my first visit, I could avoid all the touristy destinations. #parisphoto #streetsofeurope
I have decided to end Paris with a shot from outside the Moulin Rouge. Since cameras were not allowed inside, I had to click this with an iPhone . But the show was fabulous and I enjoyed it a lot. So on towards the next city. Europe #monuments theme. #girlsvsglobe
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