I Fell in Love with Paris
The other weekend I went to Paris. Now after my third visit, I’m in love with the city. It wasn’t like that before. On the first time, I didn’t like it too much; Paris felt big and distant. The second time was already much nicer, but now I’m sold. Rome used to be my favorite but now it’s vice versa. On this trip, I walked all around and enjoyed the two-legs-ride! Walking is absolutely the best way to experience the cities. You get the fundamental truth out of them and find the best secrets just by accident.
I went for a picnic to Eiffel tower. On the way, I picked some delicacies: quiche, rich chocolate mousse cake, champagne… Champagne – the best invention of France… Unfortunately, I spilled some of it on the grass, of course, I did – my life is not picture perfect. The same goes with Eiffel tower hoods; the truth is the place is full of crowds and vendors trying to sell something. I went a bit aside, but every five minutes there was still someone asking “beer, wine, champagne?” At least you don’t run out of drinks if feeling thirsty!
Half of the trip was nice and sunny and half of it rainy – which was wonderful too! Paris is amazing in the rain! I’m not sure if there are many places that don’t look ugly when it’s grey, but rain and storm only give Paris a lot more character! I had a very memorable moment at Notre Dame when the monster statues were spitting the water, and the bells started to ring, it was so impressive. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any video of it because my battery had just turned off. On the bad weather, it was also cool to go to a brasserie and enjoy a cold beer under the heat lamp and watch people going by holding different things to cover them from rain. Strange thing is I couldn’t find any French beer, I only got Belgian one, don’t they make beer???
Rainy days are the museum days. I visited the museum of L’Orangerie where are the famous Water Lilies of Claude Monet. So beautiful! The colors were fantastic. And I didn’t realize the wall paintings were so huge and that they are several! I really recommend seeing them.
I filled my weekend with details and cute Parisian things. French balconies, check patterns, parks with green benches, flower potting, macaroni, croissants, baguettes, crepes. And words like “rue de…” street. But I also saw some miserable shit, whole families sleeping on those streets! The world felt seriously fucked up place when there are parents with small children, even babies, sleeping on the street when it’s pouring rain and even if it wasn’t raining! I will never get this! After seeing such shit, it felt like an easy night to spend one night at the airport waiting the morning flight. There is really nothing to complain.
Till next time! There is still so much to see in Paris. On my list are still the catacombs, Louvre yard pyramid in the evening light, Tyrsa Misu’s (designer) interview, inner and tower of the Notre Dame, metro trip to the ghetto, Spa Day… But I’m still going with the flow! Au Revoir!