PARIS : An Experience – Part V

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 😀 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 😀 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.

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Time

Of the year when we start looking forward to the winter holidays and the beginning of the new year. Long look back it all goes in circles as always. Since childhood I have seen that each year from 1st of Jan till 31st of Dec runs like a perfect clockwork orange where everything settles into the rythym. We go up and down the curve of emotions filled with happy, sad and quiet times. Not all is lost in this making we just add another year to the calendar and somewhere along the year to our passing life. It may be short but the span of time is never small. To sum it all, it is the year where I took back to the blogs and somewhere along the lines I have had made this a habit to be a part of my life by doing what I like and love. In the past few months the passion has taken over me again for the things which I used to do. Not too bad I guess to get back to my life again in a new excited way. We never grow old in the way we are always rejoycing our childhood. Some may agree to give up the thoughts here but I am true to mine. Hard line between growing up, giving up and gearing up for that feeling of adulthood. Yeah, the world does it to all who go through the phases of catching up with external world outside your own insides. Not going on for too long but yes, the first snow of this winter has made its way to challenge me this morning on way to work. This global warming certainly has caused this change of not such striking cold winters. For today, Its just about looking at us and the way we have let the year go by. I will make a quick run down from the month to month timeline through the photos, of this year.

January 2011
A month that I was born in, A month to try and do something new. Had a first attempt with threesome, nice travel in Madrid and a bit of snow along.

February 2011
A slow cold month but eventually had time to look around and explore the east coast of essex and local areas. 

March 2011
It was warm then before but more quieter period of the year. A trip down to Ace cafe and an amazing night with a full moon giving me a good company.

April 2011
Travel month to make it count, with a trip down to Bristol, then flying over to Austria and finally much awaited Scotland ride to cover it all up. Travel month of the year I supose.

May 2011
Summer has started so was the power of its dullness in regards to slow life. Long days and smaller nights. Nothing to spark that usual daily life.

June 2011
Midway through the year. Lull was about to leave, had a busy month. A ride to cambridge followed with a ride to the shores of Anglesey in wales with an old friend from NYC.

July 2011
Change was evident. Life was going to more harder but nonetheless it was smooth. Some from work front and some from other things. Met new people and had a new experience of UrbanExploration. Bristol, Brighton and Guildford – travel again formed part of the life. Along came K for a ride down to south coast.

August 2011
Year has moved on really fast. Almost another trip but one with a difference of life and experience. Frankfurt am Main. Met new people, made new friends and pushed the life forward with the unknown and unseen to come as the job was finishing this month.

September 2011
Change was expected, life switched the tracks and so did I switched to BMW 1200GS like a dream that was. For a short while but amazing. Exploring the coasts of Norwich, Hunstanton and city life of London. Meeting Phil and riding along to Ace happened to be one of the best time together.

October 2011
A month of new passion and desires to be fulfilled. A long awaited new Macro lens added to the kit with Teleconverter 2x. Bristol was on charts again and so was the first auction that I was part of. Nice experience to add it all.

November 2011
Not as cold as the month of November should be. Time has clocked faster than before and it is nearing the end. Lord Mayor Show and London Occupy protestors form the ever enchanting combination not to forget walking in the woodlands adds to freshness in life.

December 2011
Far from over yet but another end. No, a new beginning soon after. Each end is another beginning – so wrap off the month with a trip down south in southampton, Bristol and above all a long haul Austria to enjoy my first Skiing session. Not all is lost there is always a leaning involved given the aim to add new skills never ends.
Compared to all the previous years snow has finally made its way. Doesnt seem to last much but its nice to see it fall.

Said all that, it is not at all bad to have a quick look into the things of the year – it just provides a new dimension to the way things work.