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I took this photo last week in Camaret-sur-Mer, Bretagne.

Falling Off Bicycles

Graffiti and Fiets on Instagram

Typical Amsterdam. Is that what I think it is? And yet, the scene is still charming.

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silly bike

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Leidseplein Tulips on Instagram

Just outside our door at Leidseplein. I returned from a trip to find all of Holland in bloom (2011). That’s de Balie in the background.

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Leidseplein tulips

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Parc de Belleville on Instagram

Are you on Instagram? It’s been interesting to me over the last few months since I joined to see the lovely little communities that get formed around certain photographic themes. Of course, mine are mostly Paris, Amsterdam, and bicycles. As I followed more and more Paris Instagrammers, I noticed that they were having what they were calling “Instawalks”, where they would select a gathering place around the City and shoot pictures while wandering all together. I attempted to attend my first one today at Parc de Belleville, although it didn’t go quite as I had imagined…

I have spent many a day frolicking, picnicking, and (ok, full disclosure) lying around in Paris parks, and I have always thought that I was well on my way to having spent time in every park in the city. However, upon a recent close inspection of a carte de Paris, I realized that there were a couple of gaping holes in the list. How perfect, then, that today’s Instawalk was to be in Parc de Belleville, a park in the 20th arrondissement I had not yet visited.

The thing about meeting a group of new people is that you have no idea what people look like, apart from the vague idea you might have from the mini profile photos on Instagram. I was sure it would be obvious, that people would have their cameras dangling from their necks, so I didn’t worry too much. However, despite following the directions on where to meet them, I never found them and was too shy to approach anyone to ask if they might be part of the group. Instead, I did my own solo Instawalk, and this is what I saw.

Vélib' at Parc de Belleville

I’ll have another chance next week to find them, so fingers are crossed!

Sunday Painting at Place des Vosges on Instagram

Sunday Painting in Place des Vosges.

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Place des Vosges

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Tulips for Sale on Instagram

50 tulpen voor 8,50€!! What luck to live with them in such abundance.

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Arjan Amsterdam

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Parking at a Houseboat

Side door parking at a houseboat.

Canal FOB Instagram

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Parking at a Houseboat

Side door parking at a houseboat.

Charming Amsterdam

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