Why We Love Paris
I hope you don’t mind me using the royal ‘we’ today but I felt inspired today to write a little post about ‘Why We Love Paris’.
I know the feeling is mutual and many of you have your own reasons for loving her.
Here goes some of mine:
Love: Paris makes you want to grab the person you love and have a long lingering kiss wherever you can, on a street corner, in a cafe on the Metro or under trees in the Jardin du Tuileries. Kissing in public is open season in Paris and we love kissing..
Louvre via pinterest
Architecture.. Here stone coloured buildings and tin roofs have us all in a flap. We love the curly wrought iron, the window boxes and that wonderful stone backdrop wherever you look. We love the symmetry and open spaces, the wide boulevards and dingy streets.
Image via Pinterest
The Eiffel Tower – I still feel like saying everytime I see it ‘wow, the Eiffel Tower’. It inspires us to dance, jump and photograph ourselves in front of it. It inspires people to leave the other side of the world just to stand, sit or run beneath it.. We love the Eiffel Tower.
Photo via Pinterest
The Gardens – No matter how many times you walk in Paris’s garden you still feel like taking your hat off to the gardeners and the French. They are temples of beauty and perfume (the chestnut trees are in bloom right now and the perfume is mesmerising). The ancient little sail boats never change, nor do the carousels and little huts where they sell hoola-hoops and crepes.
Photo Copyright Carla Coulson
The Cafes – If it is your first time or one hundreth time sitting down at one of those heavy metal tables, or pushing out a cane chair to rest your weary legs there is no visual like a Parisian cafe. Hats off to every cafe owner who each day allows us to sit in a little bit of our own Parisian film.
Photo Copyright Richard Avedon
The Fashion – It has always been the capital of fashion and though many other cities would like this crown Paris really cares about her couture and Parisians about the way they dress.
Photo Copyright Carla Coulson
The Moulded Walls and Doors – From the moment I first saw Marilyn Monroe swan through those double molded doors in ‘How to Marry A Millionaire’ , Parisian apartments have been alluring. Bring on the molded walls, doors and parquet I say.
Photo by Jean Loup Sieff
The Melancholy – I read somewhere if you are a starving playwright and you want to feel really depressed about your work, come to Paris in the winter. She is dark and mysterious and the perfect place to revel in your melancholy for somewhere sunny, someone you love or having your play published!
Copyright Carla Coulson
The Night – I love the night in Paris, add the rain and I am a pushover. Last night we went to the cinema and walked from Montparnasse to the Marais and every 5 metres I uttered ‘OMG it’s so beautiful’. Paris sparkles at night.
The list goes on, the patisseries, the shopfronts, the cobbled streets, the quirky shops and the cinemas.
I know many of you are heading this way so I thought some of my favourite posts on Paris might help you start your trip, visit some old favourites or discover a new corner of Paris.
I would love to hear why you love Paris if you have time to leave me a comment!
‘But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight’. Ernest Hemingway
PS; Please feel free to share to all your friends who love Paris and want to know where to start when they visit.. x