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Photographing Paris: Street Art, Public Art and Place du Tertre - Little Observationist
THE DETAILS Location // Paris, France Length of stay // 3 nights Travel companions // Jorge Purpose of trip // Celebrate Jorge’s birthday! Seeing as Paris Fashion Week starts in a few days, I thought I’d ramble on about our last visit to the City of Light in this entry. This was back in November last year so the air was nippy and the trees were almost bare. Paris is just a quick zip through the Chunnel on the Eurostar from London, so it makes for a fun weekend getaway. It was Jorge’s first visit to the city so we did lots of touristy things (Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, Notre Dame). We also did quite a few non-touristy things (hunt for street art, get randomly lost down nondescript side streets). Though we didn’t visit any galleries or museums this time, there’s no shortage of creativity around here – indoors (Musee D’Orsay, Louvre, a million tiny, quirky galleries featuring up and coming artists) and outdoors (street art, public art and art in markets). On our first day, we climbed up to the top of the Sacré-Coeur, took a moment to admire the view and look down at the blankets spread with knockoff handbags and plastic Eiffel Tower …