A Short Trip To Paris – Part One

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As a kid, I had dreamt of visiting the world, seeing new places and understanding their way of living, creating memories and making new friends as I go along. Never knew it would actually come true at some point of my life. I feel extremely blessed when I think of the different places I have visited so far and I hope the journey continues life long, cause I am always hungry for more!

 

I finally finished editing some of the pictures and thought it’s time to share it with you. There are way too many photos and I think that we husband and wife should learn to take fewer photographs. Every single building looked so gorgeous, every single corner looked so pretty that we just couldn’t stop ourselves. If not for the cold and rain, we might have landed up snapping much more than we did. I have to say, beauty such as this can’t really be captured in frames. However, it helps to re-live the moment.

 

Musée du Louvre: I still don’t know if it looks better at night or day cause both have it’s own way to appeal to your eye.

 

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Arc de Triomphe: We went right on top to get an amazing view of Paris. There was no easy way but to climb 284 stairs; tiny swirl stairs that can make one feel claustrophobic but at the end, it was worth the effort!

 

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Champs-Élysées: A crowded street with cafes and luxury shops of different fashion brands but it didn’t appeal to me as much. However, we had the most amazing lunch in one of the restaurants on the street and later, enjoyed the best macaroon ever from the very famous Ladurée. No pictures are allowed in Ladurée and hence, just a view of the fancy entrance.

 

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Boat Ride on Seine River: It was super cold, windy and yet, we sat outside cause the view was breathtaking. We were advised by our friends to take the ride at night so as to enjoy the city of light in true sense but then, time really didn’t permit us and our schedule was tight. It was anyway quite an amazing experience.

 

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Couple more random photographs from the street!

 

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Oh, the doors were so gorgeous, colorful, rustic and huge! I just couldn’t stop snapping.

 

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There are many more photos to share with you and it was not easy to accomodate it all in one single post. I will come back soon with Part two. Stay tuned and hope you enjoyed the virtual tour!

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  • Grishma
    Grishma
    December 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Once again you nailed it babe! Loved looking at Paris thru ur eyes, Makes me want to visit it! Hopefully some day!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      You will love it out there. Hope you get to visit someday sweetie! Thanks so much for dropping by.

  • Liren
    Liren
    December 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    It’s been years since I have been to Paris, but your photos brought it all back to me 🙂 I can only imagine how many photos you had to cull! Everything there is just so photogenic. Beautiful images, thanks for taking us along 🙂

  • Rosa
    Rosa
    December 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures with us! Looking forward to discovering part II.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Kulsum@journeykitche
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    December 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    absolutely beautiful Kankana!

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    December 2, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    I need to get back to Paris soon, your photos really made me realize that. It has been almost 10 years now. Your pictures really bring it to life. I love the the one with two streets and the yellow trees, perfect!

  • Rose from Magpie's R
    Rose from Magpie's R
    December 3, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Oh my GOSH K!! Even more beautiful than I expected your breathtaking pics to be!Thanks so much for the virtual tour! looking forward to part 2 too 🙂

  • Siri
    Siri
    December 3, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Such a gorgeous post. Loved every frame and instantly took me to Paris, one of the cities I would love to pay a visit. Waiting for the second one!

    Siri

  • Revati
    Revati
    December 3, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Gorgeous pictures.. make me want to drop everything and go to Europe, pronto!

  • nisha
    nisha
    December 3, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    gorgeous…i have always wanted to visit paris in winter, maybe next year:)
    my fav pic is of those 2 streets with the yellow trees lining, absolutely beautiful

  • Anamika | madcooking
    Anamika | madcooking
    December 3, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    Hey loved your virtual tour to Paris, makes me want to visit it in near future, we have some french friends who keep inviting us and just wondering now why I havent planned Europe so far :). Looking forward to your part II!

  • Mallika
    Mallika
    December 3, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    Loved ur post on Paris. Your pictures are so beautiful that they make us feel as if we were almost there with you!

  • Arch
    Arch
    December 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Absolutely brilliant pictures Kankana. Especially the ones taken at night, they just capture the moment so well. Paris is beautiful, you made it look even better !

  • IshitaUnblogged
    IshitaUnblogged
    December 3, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Copybook pictures of the fascinating city. The gloomy, grey skies complement the fall leaves… beautiful:)

  • Sarah | Devour Blog
    Sarah | Devour Blog
    December 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Paris is my favorite city in the world, and looking at these pictures made me feel as if I were gazing at the city through my own eyes.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Thank you Sarah so much for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!:)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    December 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Beautiful photos! I’ve yet to go to Paris but I see I need to! 🙂

  • Colette @ JFF!
    Colette @ JFF!
    December 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. Paris is very special to me – my husband proposed to me there!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      awww that is so romantic! 🙂

  • Soma
    Soma
    December 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Marvelous Kankana… more more more please.

  • Jacqueline
    Jacqueline
    December 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Ah Paris…c’est magnifique! A wonderful city that captures the heart every time. I have a very special love of Paris so can truly appreciate how much you enjoyed the trip.
    Are you really not allowed to take photos in Ladurée? And there was me happily snapping away at my macarons at their branch in Rue Bonaparte. I’ll know next time!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      Thanks Jac 🙂 Oh yeah, I too was snapping photos in Laduree and then was told by one of this host not to take any pictures. Later I read in a book that it’s not allowed! It’s absolutely gorgeous inside out!

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    December 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    the pictures are just breathtaking. I have never been to Paris but I just feel like i have with your pics! Glad you had a great trip

  • Gabriela
    Gabriela
    December 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    I just returned from Paris and your photographs have captured such beautiful atmosphere, they are gorgeous! I’m still in nostalgically thinking to Paris and already planning my next trip there. Hope you had great time there!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      Another trip! Wow you lucky girl 🙂 I had such a wonderful time out there, that at times, I still dream of the place!

  • Reem | Simply Reem
    Reem | Simply Reem
    December 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    You know the feeling when you fall in love with something and get practically numb by its beauty…
    This is exactly what I am experiencing after seeing ur pics.. Lets say you made Paris even more breathtaking!!!
    Beautiful Babe… I have so much to say but lets do that over the call… LOl

  • sulagna
    sulagna
    December 4, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    and here i sit switching between window of excel and emails 🙁

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      aawww! Take a break, we all need it!

  • Pia
    Pia
    December 4, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the photos on Instagram – the larger versions are many times more spectacular. I’ve many fond memories of Paris – so thanks for taking me around gain. Beautiful.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      Thanks Pia. I am a big fan of your photography and your compliments means a lot to me 🙂

  • Radhika
    Radhika
    December 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Breathtaking pictures! I can see you had fun Kana 🙂

  • shruti
    shruti
    December 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    i love gloomy skies ! these are sights of paris i’ve never seen before, thanks for the lovely tour. i’ve seen the eiffel tower from the plane lol halt at paris on the way to the us, but that was eight years ago. paris is definitely on my wishlist

  • Sunandha
    Sunandha
    December 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Truly Awesome Pics Kankana!

  • Sukanya
    Sukanya
    December 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Paris looks more beautiful through your lens ! all the pics are brilliant and I enjoyed the night photography of louvre, simply amazing !

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Paris looks more beautiful at night. If not for the cold, I would have captured more night shots!

  • Wizzy
    Wizzy
    December 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Thanks for allowing me to armchair travel:-) to Paris through these pics

  • wok with ray
    wok with ray
    December 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Wow, it is one of the most beautiful place in the world. Your photos of the place are just stunning! Thank you for sharing, Kankana! 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Thanks Ray 🙂 So glad you liked it!

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    December 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Gorgeous pictures K..I m in love with the first one..gazed at it for a good 5 minutes 🙂

  • Nami | JOC
    Nami | JOC
    December 4, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    I so wish to visit there one day and I enjoy every single one of your photos very much. I cannot wait for Part II already!!

  • PreeOccupied
    PreeOccupied
    December 5, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    I waited for these. And the wait for worth it. Gorgeous photography, Kankana.

  • erin @ yummy supper
    erin @ yummy supper
    December 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Gorgeous shots of a city I love! I want to hop on a plane right now!
    xxoo
    E

  • reese@SeasonwithSpic
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    December 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    You captured the City of Light beautifully, Kankana! It was many years ago when I visited Paris. At that time a DSLR camera was too astronomical for a non-professional, so imagine the quality of the photos back in the days! I don’t look at my travel pictures too often but it always makes me laugh when I do.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:42 PM

      I know how you feel. We had been to Hawai for our honeymoon and even though we had our DSLR we used to click in auto and the photos obviously didn’t come out that great 🙂 I keep telling my husband, we need to make another trip, just because I want to do some photography LOL!

  • Dixya
    Dixya
    December 5, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Paris through your lens is so very pretty. I wish i could fly right now and enjoy every corner of this heaven

  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    December 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Oh..these pictures bring so many memories from our trip to Paris. Simply breathtaking!
    We went atop Arc de Triomphe at night and the view was equally gorgeous. Have you had a chance to get a bird’s eye view of Paris from any of the many monuments at night?

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      December 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Thanks a lot for dropping by! We saw the night view from Eiffel tower 🙂 It was super cold that day but the view was worth all the effort. Will share those photos in Part 2.

  • katerina
    katerina
    December 5, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    i heart Paris! i’ve been there in 2009 and i want go back seen then. your photos are gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with us dear 🙂 wish you to keep your dream alive and traveling more and more!!!
    xxxFiC.

  • Sylvie @ GitK
    Sylvie @ GitK
    December 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    It’s such a photogenic city isn’t it? I’m wishing I was there again…

  • Mistress of Spices
    Mistress of Spices
    December 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Lovely photos! My home from 2006 to January of this year. I do miss its beauty and its spirit…

  • Sharmisthadas
    Sharmisthadas
    December 12, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    So nice to see this Kankana. Awesome pics, but we need to see more! 🙂 Reminded me of our trip! Need to visit again 🙂 and I am also glad you could cover some of the things I had mentioned 😉

  • Poornima
    Poornima
    December 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Such stunning pics Kankana, you’ve captured the beauty of the city so well. Just saw part two too. Loved them all!

  • Kiran
    Kiran
    December 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    I want to go to Paris with you and learn to take clicks as such. So beautiful, Kankana 🙂

  • Varun
    Varun
    December 19, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    Hi, I haven’t traveled to such exotic destinations but must say i could feel Paris from the photographs you have shared. Too good!! You also take and edit the snaps in a particular way which makes them come alive..Cheers!

  • Honey What's Cooking
    Honey What's Cooking
    January 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    you just take the most gorgeous photos… wow! you leave me speechless. I visited Paris 4 years ago, and I liked it, but the food was an issue for me. I don’t think I did enough research before visiting, I have to visit again. 🙂