~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

Two of the things that I love best about traveling in Europe are the people and the bicycles!  The people in Paris enchant me as they go about their days~~it seems it’s more relaxed, life is easier and there’s more camaraderie as I see them sit at cafes, sip wine and coffee and chatter away with whomever they’re with~~then there are the bicycles~~oh, yes, sometimes I cringe at the way the bikes and the scooters weave in and out of the traffic from zipping breadbox cars not much larger than a cardboard box that a washing machine would be packed in, the large buses, city transportation and sight-seeing ones.  the city trucks, and, lest not forget the police and ambulances.  The many lanes are always full and you can shake hands with the vehicle next to you because you’re that close!

How do I decide who I snap?  Sometimes it’s random, other times, it’s compelling~~capturing the looks, expressions, faces, and emotions is like stealing a part of whomever I find in my camera lens~~some people may look and wonder, others have no idea that I’m watching them~~and, that’s what makes for the best photos and memories.  While these photos aren’t specifically ‘culinary’ or ‘food’ related, they are capturing precious moments that inspire me with my food and with life~~enjoy ny wonderings and wanderings  and remember to look for inspiration in unexpected places~~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

~paris~~my wonderings & wanderings~

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  1. Oh Ally! These photos tell a wonderful story about a wonderful trip by a wonderful woman! ! ! If you ever wish to do something else, try photography! You’d be an international WINNER! Love you!

  2. Ally, the “feel” of Paris became more alive to me through your lens. It’s not just the “place” it’s the people! Loved the lady with the white spectacles riding her bike, the pedestrian with skirt billowing in the breeze, the waiter at the outdoor cafe, and especially the last photo. I suspect you & your honey look much the same as you’re wandering! xo

    • Kimmeee, you’re so right, Ben and I wandered street after street after street…in fact, we became so discombobulated and lost, w/no Euros, and the dark setting in and me need to hit a potty that we both were actually getting kinda antsy…whew! I found a bathroom!! xo

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