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June 03, 2013

Paris, la Cité D’Amour


Take52 Challenge – Week 15

Pre-amble…I may be behind on my posting; however, all photographs were taken during the week they were challenged.  My home computer has bit the dust and finding time to use (borrow) other computers has been difficult, and then there was a vacation, and then there was the start of the new school term.  I’m now hoping that I will be able to post on a regular basis…

This is it…it’s gonna happen.  At the end of this week, I’ll be off to another dream vacation.  Jeremy and I will be starting our three week vacation; Paris, road-trip through Spain, and southern France.  To get me through the last week of classes, I’ve been doing nothing but dreaming of our upcoming trip.

Every trip to Paris must include a visit to les Jardins de Tuileries.  Some how the bustling park seems to be quiet too.  We pull up a pair of green metal lounge chairs, sit back and relax.  A nice little picnic with some cheeses, breads, and pastries.  The beautiful flowers in bloom with a view of the palace behind.  This is where dreams do come true; Paris, la Cité ’Amour.  Or so I thought.  It seems that he had other plans.  My dream was not to come true in the Jardins de Tuileries; but, instead on l'Île de la Cité.  It is there that after 13 years of being together, that I said “Yes.”

Below is "our" spot in the Jardins de Tuileries.  It's here that we pull up the green chairs to sit, to relax, and to enjoy each other's company.  I've slightly edited the photograph to intensify the colours as I remember them on the trip.  Again, dark clouds; but just enough sun to make the flowers pop.




Aperture Priority; ISO 200; Shutter 1/320; Aperture f9; Focal Length 35mm; ev 0; WB – Auto


Hearts were a flutter.  Love was in the air (or on the ground).  While exploring Montmartre if you were able to find gratified hearts all around on the old paved stones.  Not that we often look down, but this time is was worth it.



Manual; ISO 200; Shutter 1/60; Aperture f5.3; Focal Length 66mm; ev 0; WB – Custom

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