Don’t have the words to say more.
No, it is not over yet as I said Paris, is not a place where you can see it all within a day that is why I took two days to scroll through the streets and collect all that I could to bring you in this post. Some of you who have followed me from the past posts – I really appreciate your patience and at the same time welcome you again to continue this journey through this cold and rainy day. I Just cannot get over the fact that I am swamped by rain back to back.
Enough said !! Let’s get back to where we left so we can start the rest of the walk through the city and its architecturally vivid stances. By chance it happens that I have a camera that I do enjoy sticking in people faces for sometimes it really makes them angry but they don’t dare to fight a black ninja.. ha ha ha.. Just kidding.. lets go :)
Out of the Luxembourg experience and into another plane of architectural embrace. Just as I stepped out of the gardens, the greens disappear to a sudden extent that all you have is a concrete jungle around you. For two seconds, I had to make sure I was not going to wet myself beyond the desired urge so took a deep breath, adjusted my warm jacket inners and off I go.
Across the road, looking at the huge inviting dome, which for one stance does give a feel same to National Museum of London looking from this spot. Actually you are looking at Place du Panthéon.
Forgive me but I am not going to give you the full history of it here. This place has a different feeling each time I look at its architecture. Especially the domes in the door entrances, the windows and the grills that somehow never really existed in UK archiecture. A feeling of openness may be.
Beyond doubt, I did also find there is a vacancy opening in McDonald, Paris. Please be enlightened to submerge yourself into the dungeons of fast food eatery.
Does it prove that mobile phones are the last thing on this planet to make humans inhuman – indeed ! My observations with mobile phones are more like love hate relationship with an ex who keeps coming back. So is this weather.
I am going to carry on without a break :) today. I just happen to have decided – I am going to make this weather work for me.
For those who want to see a larger drama in life, lets bring you something even bigger.
As wide as your eyes can see and not even the widest lens can capture – you see a view of Eiffel Tower in the distance between the rows of these buildings on your left and to the right.
Only if I was a drug dealer and can afford the widest of the lenses in the world this 6mm would have been sitting in my kit but no, I am not that rich yet. I do not even have my own slaves yet :D ha ha ha..
As I mentioned a little while back, this is a concrete jungle and we ants(humans) inhibit this place to perfect satisfaction of ours. We keep this place running and makes it the most expensive concrete jungles – that I would never be a part of. Never, I can imagine living in this concrete jungles.
Does it just appears that the blue skies suddenly tempted me. Yes indeed, I see no signs of green at all so has to be something natural still to give me a reason to be here enjoying this Purple contrasty umbrella under the blue skies.
A new lease to make this world look so exciting and colorful As it tends to be – this is quite not what I generally do but I suppose I have not many other options left with me. so we walk the alleys and snap snap shoot shoot .. rain falls at its own pace.
But the pouring downpour isn’t over yet. It is plup plup plup at its own pace. I am able to keep myself dry but not wasting too much of my energy standing still in one place instead – keep the body moving :)
It is indeed Paris – Everyone calls it a city of love. For love is in the architecture, the love is in the windows and in the not so human context. It is just another city for those who live here and for the rest of the world this is a place of Love unless you know where Moulin Rouge is. No, I had not been that lucky this time but may be next time I will do a round up there too to lighten you all up again.
Towards the river – this piece of work surprises me – how it must have been in the ages when it was build. The sign of care, affection and the motherhood which stood ages but hey, where is this now ! No one really has time to look up beyond what stands on the top of this structure. Such are our lives – the mobile phones make you look down not up :D please be glued to them 24 x 7 x 365 may be it helps you earn a lot of money too :) who knows.
For those who are like me would be glad to find the Autumn in this city. There does exists the sign of nature flying through the wet and windy nature. It does not surprise me but I quite love to sit down on this wet floor to see and admire these fallen leaves which soon will be crushed by the walking pedestrians as the next lot of rush breaks.
How mental does this look ! For the eyes – Yes, it is not a straight out of the camera or SOOC shot but something which took few layers and more than couple of editting touches. It is not all about shooting in this weather but trying to make out of what the nature and the light has to offer. For a change I do like this shot and quite impressed by how it turned out. Sometimes it does make me wonder if I have lost these gimmicks in my photos.
For the meanwhile, I leave you all here with this dose of Paris & rain. I will be back soon with the views in and on the other side of Notre Dame.
Till then Goodbyes and keep checking.
It definitely was too early to step out hoping to see some colorful red, magenta and yellow leaves in the forest. Generally around this time it starts to shape up and that is what it was. Not much to the joy but the greens are still in abundance, quite full and very lively.
During my little walk I managed to thank two persons who for a change were doing something on their own accord without a feeling for money attached behind it. An old couple who were walking their dog and collecting all the rubbish they could see and they have been doing it for quite sometime. I can certainly agree that the path I was on on was not same couple of years ago. A lot of rubbish from cans, cigarette, drugs, food wrappers, glass etc has been collected by them. I felt honored to say thank you and feel that we need to save our planet too. I would be doing the same from next time as this is a high time that we start preserving our planet. We feel we are the intelligent of the species but more than that we ruin more save less.
I love this nature and love to keep it the way it should be kept. On the second part, I came across another gentleman on his own walking with couple of plastic bin bags and a stick to collect the leftovers. I felt this is the first time that I have seen someone doing something for nature and I was overjoyed in real aspect of what we do and how we can change. It all starts from somewhere so here we go, I am in and committed to do the rest of the nature walks with few bin bags collecting some rubbish :) . Leaves me with a smile to say, YES – I do love this planet, the nature and what nature gives us. Something to cherish about – back in nature.
A little collection of pictures for all you out there and if you got a way to help your nature, do it without a reason. Nature gives us more than one reason without asking us to pay back.
For a full collection click here
A little voice in nature says hello to all of you out there. It is sometimes needed to know what nature really sounds like. Away from the virtual world.. Hello to the nature around us.
Have a splendid week ahead.
To reveal myself from the shacks of busy life, it is hard to find the balance. But sometimes, it is not as hard as you imagine it. All you have to do is to just take that bit of yourself which can spark the right mood.
My case, I knew what I am missing at this moment in life. Some new sparks via the same old channel. The camera being the medium, me being the player and the world being my playground. I sparked on the glorious way to tickle my sleeping fingers and go click-Click-CLICK …
In the end… here it is
Ultimately, in between this summer and autumn mode the winter has been announced as the winner now. Today on the way back home from the moment I stepped out of my train I could feel the cold chill through my spine. Did I miss something, yes autumn was unbelievably dubbed by the summer the hot summer days beating 25C+ temperature. Last whole week of these astonishing weather was today done by 13C of super chilly winds. It was not so bad even this morning while cycling to the train station.
Winter mode is back in swing. Getting prepared to save my broken knees against the winter that is going to be harsh by the feel of it long, dark and endless beginning from today.