Thursday, July 17, 2014

11 Days Until the Ooh La La! Tour!

Picture this:
You're in Paris and you're surrounded by all that beauty.
There's the evening cruise along the Seine, with the Eiffel Tour all lit up, shimmering in the night's sky.
You'll visit Notre Dame and see the famous gargoyles.  There's the Louvre Museum, and the walk through the Tuileries with the voluptuous sculptures, the manicured gardens and the sparkling fountains where the Parisians sit on little green chairs and soak up the summer sun.
You'll stroll the Left Bank antiques shops and visit Bon Marché, Musée D'Orsay, Shakespeare & Company--where you'll mingle with the spirits of literary luminaries such Hemingway and Fitzgerald.  (Just kidding!)
You'll ooh and ahh when you come across the colorful macarons at Lauderee.
Speaking of colorful, there's the pretty lingerie in the window at Maison Cadolle, so beautifully and artfully arranged, they'll remind you of French pastries.
It's truly a feast for the eyes and the heart.

And you're probably going to want to photograph all of it!

It's true, you will probably have your iphone with it's built-in camera, but may I be as bold as to suggest a real camera?  Consider a little Canon Powershot.  That's what I use for my travels--it's small and light and discreet.

So, even if you have a beautiful and powerful Nikon, for example, you might want to consider taking along something more compact.

And then again, you might not want to take a lot of photos.  You might want to just record the experience with your senses--your eyes and your ears and your sense of touch.  That's fine too!
The point is, to enjoy the Ooh La La! and do what feels right to you.
Oh, and if you have any ideas or suggestions to add to this, I would love to hear from you!
Merci beaucoup, mes amis!

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