Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Paris in July 2019: City of Lights

This month I'm participating in the Paris in July blog festival and I hope that I can share with you my love for the French capital.

I have a "thing" for street lights, and in Paris there are so many beautiful ones, old and modern, elaborate and simple. Come with me while we walk the streets of this beautiful city.

Let's first stop at the Louvre.

Then we'll cross over the Pont Neuf (despite its name it's the oldest bridge in Paris) to the Île de la Cité.

Pont Neuf

Marché aux Fleurs

Near Notre-Dame

Of course we have to visit the Quartier Latin - this has been one of my favorite parts of the city since I came to Paris for the very first time in 1975.

What about we climb up to Montmartre?

The view from Sacré-Cœur


Yes, you can spend a lot of time up here. Maybe we should go back down and stroll along the Champs-Elysées toward Étoile (Place Charles de Gaulle).

View of Tour Eiffel from Étoile 

Oh of course, how could we cover Paris without going to Tour Eiffel? Not possible!

View from Pont Alexandre III

The light in the image above tells you where we're heading next - Pont Alexandre III. Without doubt the most beautiful bridge across the Seine in Paris.

The last street lights I want to show you can be found in three different locations in Paris.

Place Georges Pompidou

Place des Vosges (a favorite!)

At l'Opéra

I apologize that this is such a photo heavy post. Believe me, I have way more pictures of Paris street lights... Nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed our little tour through the City of Lights.

You can find more Paris links on Tamara's blog here.


Miss Val's Creations said...

These street lights are gorgeous. Really beautiful shots that capture Paris. The lights on Pont Alexandre III are amazing with all their details.

Michelle said...

I enjoyed this photo filled post. Gorgeous photos. I haven't made it to Paris...yet!

Karen Lakis said...

I love the way you used the street light theme as a highlight of your tour! I feel fortunate to have visited Paris twice as I really don’t travel all that much - such a beautiful city. I’m happy to have been able to see it through your lens!

Elephant's Child said...

How absolutely, completely and utterly beautiful.
No apology for the number of photos necessary. I loved them all, and scrolled up and down several times.
Many thanks.

Mel u said...

Thanks for sharing these images of Paris.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Lovely series of images, Carola. I wonder if anyone who goes to Paris is left unmoved by it?

Jeanie said...

I adore Paris in July and I'm especially excited to see how you interpret the city with your glorious photography. So far I'm in awe!

Lowcarb team member said...

Carola your photographs are fabulous, I enjoyed seeing them all.
What a lovely tour through the City of Lights.

All the best Jan

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I don't know which lights I like the best. They are stunning.

Red Rose Alley said...

Carola, I have a thing for street lights too, and these are some of the most unique and incredible ones I've seen. The girls visited Paris many years ago, and stopped at many of the places you mentioned here. The Eiffel is gorgeous at night. That is such a cool picture of the street lights and the pink sky. I love them all, but the Café one spoke to my heart.

Happy Fourth of July Carola.


Tamara said...

Gosh these are beautiful images! so many memories... Just perfect for Paris in July, and all of us who are dreaming of being in Paris....Thank you.

Mae Travels said...

You have illustrated what makes Paris such a visual feast -- it's the little details. And it takes some imagination like yours to focus on individual examples, like these street lights and lanterns that create such beauty throughout the city. Thanks for the very nice post.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Magic Love Crow said...

I love all the photos! No apologies needed! Truly gorgeous! Wow! Big Hugs!

windrock studio said...

Your photos are just stunning!

Louise said...

No apologies, a de"light"ful post!