September 28, 2015

I love Paris! 

Yes, I was born and raised there. Yes, I lived in the City of Lights until I moved to the US at 27 years old, but that's not why I love this city.

What makes Paris so extraordinary to me is a combination of its history and its architectural beauty, its multinational people and culture, and its light.

There is a certain light in the skies of Paris that is not found anywhere else. At dusk, the stop lights pop out against the sky's electric blue. When the gray cover over the Bassin Parisien has been mercifully blown away by the wind, the sunsets turn the sky a stunning palette of yellows, oranges, pinks and purples. And even on a typical Parisian day when the sky settles for one of its many different shades of gray, there is a subtle harmony between this gray daylight and the old Paris stone.

I've taken a lot of pictures of Paris over the years. Most of them on negative and slide film, so it may take me a while to dig them all up but in the meantime enjoy this small sample of one of my hometown.

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