Thursday, 11 December 2014

A Love Letter to Paris

Paris. O, Paris.

You stole my heart the day I set eyes on you. 

The old Gothic buildings with iron railings, the quaint little street cafes on every corner, the calligraphy of the Metro signs. 

The magnificence of the Notre Dame cathedral, the quirky little shops dotted in between restaurants and cafes, the splendour of the Louvre. 

Sipping tea as you read your favourite book, now an old, battered copy because you've held on to it for so long.

Swooning at the names of certain places, because they sound so romantic and deliciously French.

Wandering around Jardin des Tuileries in the pouring rain, watching the raindrops create ripples in the puddles, breathing in the fresh smell of the flowers in bloom.

Waking up to the sight of the Eiffel Tower at your window, looking out to the street below, full of Parisians with a coffee in their hand and a newspaper in the other.

The golden glow of the sunset hitting the banks of the River Seine, as you stand on the bridge and sigh as you look out to the horizon. 

Because when you're in Paris, you're home.


all photographs taken by me in 2011.


  1. This is such a gorgeous post. I visited Paris around 6 years ago, but it was only for a few days. This post has made me want to visit it again! It's such a wonderful city :)

    Seren x
    Terrible Thrills