I know you are growing weary of seeing pictures of Paris, but I'm still only part way through processing my copious amounts of images, and I just can't get enough of seeing the sites again.
Each time I work on one, I'm immediately transported back there, and during the holidays I found myself gushing about the French and everything pertaining to Paris or France in general. I'm sure it was a little like someone with their first grandchild breaking out the brag book every time someone new...or old, stops by!
So I'm afraid you will either have to turn away, or bear with me as I work through my francophone'itis. And the other reason I'm still showing pictures of Paris is the fact that I really haven't picked up my camera much since I've been back.
Along with francophone'itis, I'm also apparently sporting bronchitis, which I found out by visiting the doctor this morning. So I haven't been doing much of anything except cough a lot since our company left and the holidays have come to a close!
Not doing much includes not returning emails, cleaning, and a whole host of other things I "should" be doing but just don't feel like doing. The doctor assured me that a round of antibiotics and some days of real rest, where I'm not worrying about everything I'm not doing, is what I need to be back in fighting form again.
So for once I'm listening and I'm actually heading to take a nap as soon as I post this. What a good girl I am...sometimes! ;-)
Though out of sequence, all of the pics in this post were taken on our last full day in Paris. The weather was less than ideal, cold, windy, and at times very rainy, but we decided to do something we hardly ever do...play tourist, and we opted for a Seine River cruise.
We were the first in line, only because we didn't feel like packing ourselves onto a very crowded boat we could have taken, and just hung out on the dock and waited for the next boat. It was a wise choice in that we were not packed like sardines, but the down side was that about 5 minutes into our trip it began to rain...not spitting rain, but lots of the wet stuff.
Rain in and of itself isn't a bad thing, but expensive cameras and rain are not friends, so we moved from our prime upper deck seats to the glassed in bottom deck...also not a friend of cameras since glass distorts your images and makes it hard to focus. So in the end we braved the cold and the rain and hung out by ourselves under the metal structure of the upper deck so that I could get a few shots.
I have to say that I'm glad we decided to take the cruise because the highlight for me was being able to photograph Paris and its many gorgeous bridges from a totally different perspective. So if you are ever in Paris, be sure to take a cruise down the Seine...just check the weather forecast first!
I hope everyone's new year is off to a good start!