PARIS : An Experience – Part IV

From a previous day, After a good night sleep and good morning wake up – I start it all again.
So far so good, Good morning to you all from the morning in Paris. It’s been raining and wet enough to keep discouraging me to step out in this rain. Chances fairly are, I wont like to step out but knowing its my second and last day of this weekend trip – I don’t really have a choice of sitting in one place and telling myself – I can stay dry and cozy insides.. No ways. Being a brit for a matter of fact : I shall be used to living this wet weather.
All said, here I go to my first train hop to carry me into the Dungeons of Paris via these fast paced monstrous mega-trons trains. RER & Metro of Paris city.

So through the rain and dryness of Metro, I was fairly dry until the rain sparkled the livelihood of the nature around me. It does seem I was going to Luxembourg in Paris which at once rings a bells – “Luxembourg in Paris” it just sounds like “Vienna in London” – I was just keen on getting out and about to see this rainy sparkling day.

So welcome you all to the city, lets pay our due respect to Professeur AL’ECOLE DE PHARMACIE :)

& now, I welcome you all to Luxembourg in Paris.  As I head into the Luxembourg, I am met by this architectural confusion which at times reminds me of NYC sign boards and at same time London city architecture standing in front of “Libararie Armand Colin”.

I love viewing the change in architecture of the cities. In Europe you will notice most cities have common themes with classic architectures especially with the way there outside stone walls, the window domes and balconies are designed. Somewhere you still feel that those older times before the WW era if preserved would just have been amazing in this world. Not, that I expect the common tourists to take a note of. I just enjoy noticing how little things really shift from city to city and what makes these cities a pull apart character from others.

Seamless lines of straight architecture and arc sounds really good to impress the ones who may have an interest in noticing these structures. Now, I welcome you to Luxembourg as the name says so. The lovely gardens of Luxembourg in Paris but please forgive me for the not offering you a stunning shining day instead a rainy view of what I got offered along with that – I am getting wet.

Keep following, I will see how wet this rain is going to be :)

I got no words except I am ready to be soaked now :) in Luxembourg :))

Not much left out to say but simply, enjoy the wet Autumn :)

Meet my new friend, they love camera attention a lot. So make sure you take your camera and ask them to come and pose for you, they surely will enlighten you with some nice poses.

& then are more active friends who prefer to give us their views of the world. I wonder is that an act to stay warm or is it just a pose for the camera.. I suppose not :)

Going back to humans, we do love to shoot ourselves but I prefer I to shoot people :) too.

Well, thanks to rain that I am pretty much left without much to capture and much to enjoy this architecture or the natural beauty. Autumn seems more like a winter this year.

I suppose I just shared a live example of posing and here we have another example – pretty interesting : they both look so similar from the standing stance of human eyes. If only She had a mobile phone in her hand – I think it as a exemplary view of our imagination.

Ever imagined what this world would have been without mobile phones – At least when I know how it was before the mobile phones stripped our lives from our real life. There was always a reason to go out and step out and now it is always a reason for not going out but to doing everything sitting in at one place. Seriously, some of these statues makes me wonder what would this world be without mobile phones again. If I was given a day – I would say – “One day without mobile phones” shall show you if you can survive or not. I know I certainly can and will at all chances :)

I do not expect us to have same thoughts but I wonder again this world has overly killed the value of human emotions as I step away from technology to look again at the human perspective of life. A lot of it did help but now a lot has been stolen from us in the value of how we become and see ourselves.
We humans have become the dancers of the modern life – our master is our little gadget in our hands and in our minds.

I would hop out of this Luxembourg for now since it really has a beautiful architecture, statues and nature but I am cold and need a place to dry up my camera and my head. It is not generally what you would do on a rainy beautiful day.

I will be back, continuing this journey in next part. For now I thank you all for following me, coming along and listening to some of my rants :))
Next stop – more rain, no rants and Notre Dame – before I get to take a shelter in my dry shelter under the Paris, Automobile show.

Continue the experience of rainy Paris

36 thoughts on “PARIS : An Experience – Part IV

    • freebirdmani October 28, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      Yeah, if the idea is all about getting wet then it does feel similar too :)

      • thelondonflowerlover October 28, 2012 / 7:55 pm

        you have good humour! its been cold for the last few days.We look forward to your next post!

      • freebirdmani October 28, 2012 / 7:57 pm

        :) ha ha haa – Idea is to share a laugh :) – Thanks for your visit. Shall prepare the next and possibly the last dose before I take you Yorkshire dale on a nice sunny experience.

  1. Gurmeet Suri October 28, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    been there done paris is a city of love & art ..good job well done.i took some old photo with my sure shot ..i will show u when u come here…love it..

    • freebirdmani October 28, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      Sure, would be waiting to see them :) I hope not much changed in these years.

  2. utesmile October 28, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    As you say you are used to wet and windy being in London.(Specially now) Certainly very similar architecture as London, I thought first one of the pictures is Harrods. Down that corner with the museums nearby is also great for photography. Back to the park pictures, the colours are do vibrant you cannot see the rain in those photos. Beautiful pictures and so different to the last part. It is great you show us all different sides of Paris. Love it all! Waiting for hte next part, love Notre Dame and the people performing or drawing in front of it!

    • freebirdmani October 28, 2012 / 10:33 pm

      Really appreciate your kind words and seeing that I am not the only one observing these things. Good company for us I suppose to do a London architecture walk day. Yeah.. we gotta do that one day. I hope to keep the next ones vibrant since it got quite soaky by the end. :)
      Will keep it sweet and bring the next one soon :)
      Thank you once again Ute :)

  3. mikejill October 28, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures as usual Mani.. Love that corner building & the vivid colours of autumn!! Plus the girly trying to get her & boyfriend & building in the shot!

    • freebirdmani October 28, 2012 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you Mike – My faves are the statues as I quite liked them. The girl shot & then few mins later the statue shot seemed so familiar to my eyes – cant stop sharing and posting them. :)

  4. Destiny Queen~ October 29, 2012 / 6:05 am

    the blue architecture pic is awesome, and o la la la wot say of those trees, the beauty, maple leaves, the feel ,the hues, awwwwwww

    • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 8:40 am

      Sab aapke liye hi toh haii :)) le lo :)

      • Destiny Queen~ October 31, 2012 / 5:40 am

        sigh…I wish i cud feel dem to be honest…i feel tortured

    • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Hitesh. There’s more to come.

      • Hitesh Patel October 29, 2012 / 8:50 am

        aha… thats great :)
        Waiting now !!

  5. marilovesgr33n October 29, 2012 / 12:09 pm

    Oh wow! I miss Paris so much! I definitely have to book a flight asap! :D

    • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      Don’t forget to visit London too :)

      • marilovesgr33n October 29, 2012 / 2:47 pm

        I’ve visited London many times…My parents sent me there every Summer when I was a child to learn English!

      • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 3:43 pm

        & now, no more :(
        I thought I would ask you out ;) but as you wish :) I would come down to Paris then :)

      • marilovesgr33n October 29, 2012 / 3:45 pm

        hahaha…this is cute! mmm now It’s a long time I’m not going to London…I’m completely lost for NYC :D…Can we meet there? :D

      • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 3:48 pm

        Only if it happens in 2013 now.. I am all booked with rest of 2012 :) – I will meet you there :)

      • marilovesgr33n October 29, 2012 / 3:52 pm

        ok perfect! c u there! :D
        hope to move there one day! I want it so much ;P
        Rome is too small for me hahahah

      • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 4:14 pm

        May be you shall stick to London – It doesn’t smells the same like NYC but feels lot more greener then NYC ;)

      • marilovesgr33n October 29, 2012 / 4:23 pm

        mmm London is also “grayer”…but I love it and miss it too :D…but Europe for Europe I’ll keep my Italy: 50% rome 50% milan. Do u like living there?

      • freebirdmani October 29, 2012 / 6:19 pm

        I just work in London, living far away from the city but I love England and this Country for the beautiful nature. It is so rich in beautiful nature and yet so vivid – nothing is flat in this country. Everything is uneven and It is a contrast few notice. I think I would say Yes, I love living in England but not specifically in London. Its just a nightmare of human robots without directions – in a routine 9 to 5 rush :)

  6. David Stewart October 30, 2012 / 12:20 pm

    I like seeing places in the rain. Things are slick and shiny and have a beauty all their own. And Paris is just beautiful anyway.

  7. Amy November 4, 2012 / 12:47 am

    Wet Autumn in Paris looks beautiful through your lens!

  8. Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. November 12, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    I agree about the cell phones. Sadly, folks miss out on life by being on them all the time. Terrific photos!

  9. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com November 15, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Luxembourg ,Paris,Vienna,Rome,l and my wife visited these beautiful cities in 2oo8 .The Classic era dominate every thing ,beautiful,history,Art,Music,and good food put expensive.Great post as usual .My regards.

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