I took this picture a few days ago as I was heading to the office. It was early morning but it was summer, early august and that makes such a difference. No horns chanting loudly, no tires screeching or verbal abuse hurled at and no traffic jams either on the streets or the sidewalks.
As much as I'm getting the blues watching coworkers beautiful vacations pics while I'm in the office, being in the city when the pace is slower and the atmosphere almost peaceful is a holiday in itself.
Here bellow are the Seine river banks usually filled with cars being replaced for a few days by sand, palmtrees and deckchairs.
Of course, the stillness captured is temporary and in a few hours the "beach"(Paris Plage) will be full of children playing, people lounging on the chairs and tourists strolling by.
In that instant, the view filled me with joy. Not (only) for the picture perfect setting but for the simple pleasure of that fleeting serenity in the jumble and rumble of city life.
On the Pont-Neuf, in the early evening, much more animation there and then. I took the pose for blurry and beheaded pics... but the main interesting parts are distinguishable! haha!
- overall, it's not sugary, princessy, nor little house in the prairie...
- the cut: not Marie-Antoinette voluminous.
- the length: not too long as in I'm not sweeping the sidewalk in it,
- the 2 side pockets so I can plunge my hands and be all nonchalant,
- the prints and colors are obvious but not flashy in your face.
- and, I don't wear it in full boho mode, injecting instead some toughness or tailored items to the mix.
Speaking of colors and favorites, here are my latest guilty lunch snacks grabbed at the supermarket by the office.
I know "baby carrots" are not as healthy as marketing would want us to believe but among the infinite variety of industrial food, the nauseating extra filled mayonnaise sandwishes or drowning in sauce salads, I still choose them.