Waterlogue Wednesdays: Signs of Spring in Paris

Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, Galeries Lafayette, Tour Eiffel, Eiffel Tower
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg, green, Panthéon
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Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, spring in Paris, Institut de Bonté
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This week, I have a hodgepodge of images to share from my recent visit to Paris. Weather was a bit all over the place that week, but all three of these very different locations are great for any time of the year or time of day. The roof of Galeries Lafayette is one of my favorite places to look over this beautiful city. Even though it’s not very high up, its proximity to such places as the Opéra Garnier give it an incredible look on the city.

The second image is from a spot I had to myself one freezing cold morning in March. Lately, I’m enjoying the Panthéon very much (now that the scaffolding is down), so I love that it’s a delicate piece of the backdrop beyond an empty Jardin du Luxembourg.

The final place is a new “hotspot” in Paris that is around the corner from my old apartment called Institut de Bonté. Bounty, indeed! I may have gone broke if this place had been open while I was living there. 😉 It’s right on Canal Saint Martin, so it’s in an ideal location for the droves of locals who love the Bohemian atmosphere of the 10th arrondissement.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

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Thankful Thursdays – Working Wherever

Cafe Verlet Paris - Falling Off Bicycles

One of my very favorite things about living the life I live is the ability I have to work from restaurants, cafés, and shared office spaces. For me this is more than just trying teas and snacks at cute little spots – and don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to do that – rather, it’s about the creative vibe that happens when I am in a new space that I click with. So often, the people watching and the ambient noise help me slip into a creative space that unleashes cool ideas. I have never been one to do well in fluorescent-lighted spaces with cubicles and no windows. In fact, that previous sentence describes my personal nightmare. But a good spot with beautiful natural light and other creative people working on their passions – that, to me, is the best.

Thankful.