Waterlogue Wednesdays: Pink in Paris II

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Is this one of those “sorry not sorry” times? Maybe. Spring in Paris is very pink, but is it up to me to apologize for it? It’s widely known that tourists flock to Paris in Spring to frame beautiful landmarks in the cherry blossoms that take over the city for a couple of weeks a year. This year, despite a very mild winter, the cherry blossoms came later than usual (in mid-April) but were utter perfection, as always. Here are three images from my favorite places to blossom hunt in Paris.

Follow me on Instagram (@fallingoffbicycles) to see more as the colors change in the City of Light.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Pink in Paris

Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Champs de Mars, magnolias, spring in Paris, Eiffel Tower
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Beautiful shades of pink all over Paris to greet me upon my return!

I especially loved the shot of Notre Dame in the distance, as I was shooting the Cathedral with the cherry blossom in the foreground only to step back and notice the Falling Off Bicycles logo, the green bicycle surrounded by flowers. Naturally, I shot a dozen more photos from the new position.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

Romantic Paris Magazine Spring Feature

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Once again, I’m excited to announce that Falling Off Bicycles photography is featured in the current edition of Romantic Paris Magazine. I’m especially excited about this issue because it is all about Inspiring Women. For the last few years, I have found myself more and more surrounded by Inspiring Women in this beautiful city. Every new friend seems to have made some big leap to get to Paris or since being in Paris. Indeed, I met some of them through the My Paris Story process, as many are my fellow authors, but others include ones that have gone on to start their own businesses (Graines d’Alma, Parisdise Photography, Selective Beauty, etc.). Check out the current issue by clicking either image to go to the Romantic Paris Magazine site. Be inspired and share who inspires you!

Romantic Paris Magazine

Thankful Thursdays – Blossoms

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There’s nothing to analyze today. I just wish to celebrate the pure beauty that is Spring blossoms. Yes, they are especially beautiful with the lace of the ironwork on the Eiffel Tower or a charming Parisian façade in the background, but they are also astonishing beautiful sitting gently on each branch as they do. Spring always helps me appreciate the present moment and the incredibly beauty that surrounds us at every turn. We need only pause and reflect on it.

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
~ Gustav Mahler

Thankful Thursdays – Springtime ~ Paris Version

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It’s probably no mystery by now that we are currently in my favorite season. I’ve well established how much I love bright colors and flowers. But there’s also the feeling of the world coming back to life that gives so much more to love about this beautiful season. Spring is a time of rebirth, a time to nurture the small seedlings of wishes and goals you planted within the last few months. Everything in nature follows a patter; it’s only right that we do the same and bring our best selves to the world at this time!

“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”

~ Claude Monet

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Spring Colors in Paris

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Home of Claude Monet, Giverny
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Spring is popping into full splendor all over Paris, and I can’t get enough of the colors and newfound spring in people’s steps! Here is this week’s Waterlogue version of a few of my favorite places to take in the pastel colors of Spring. Two of the originals of these photos were posted on Instagram this week. Follow me at: @fallingoffbicycles