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SNAPSHOT SATURDAY: PORTRAIT OF PARIS

Last Updated on 24th January 2016 by Sophie Nadeau

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Snapshot Saturday: 23rd January

Recently, I’ve found myself telling everyone I know and then everyone that they know that my new favourite hobby is taking photographs.

I am always drawn to the person in the person in the room discreetly holding their camera.

I now spend my Friday evenings discussing new photograph ideas and the best

Yep, I think we’ve now established that I’m a loser!

So a couple of days ago, I was thinking… why not start a Saturday Series! And so Snapshot Saturday was conceived.

Every Saturday a photoessay will be posted on the blog. This will mean that A) My written content won’t become oversaturated with photos & B) You won’t all be bored with too many similar shots if you follow me on instagram.

For this week’s instalment (and also the first- in case that wasn’t already screamingly clear), I’m doing a broad essay on my favourite city, Paris.

First though, some fast facts about Paris:

  • There are 6100 streets in the city.
  • The city of love is not only also the city of lights… but a city of dogs. There are more dogs than children in Paris (as many as 300,000- woah that’s a lot of poop!)
  • During Roman times, Paris was known as Lutetia.
  • There is only one stop sign in the centre of Paris.
  • The name ‘Paris’ comes from a celtic tribe that resided in the area; the Parisii.

Arc de TriompheMy favourite view over Paris AND my all time favourite view over the Eiffel Tower has got to be from here!

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Palace of Versailles: My favourite day trip out of Paris.

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Trocadero at sunrise: My favourite sunrise over Paris.

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Musée d’Orsay: My favourite indoor shot in Paris.

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Sainte’Chapelle: Probably the most beautiful church interior I’ve ever seen!

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Admiring the Eiffel Tower: Do I really have to explain this one?!

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Notre Dame: The best all round view over the city.

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The Covered passages of Paris: Some of the best places to window shop come rain or shine!

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Palais Royal: The most symmetrical part of the city!

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Paris at night: Paris is always a good idea!

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About Author

Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs solosophie.com when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

3 Comments

  • Rachel
    25th January 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Your photography is absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see next week’s Snapshot Saturday, I’m completely in awe!

    Reply
  • Darina
    24th January 2016 at 10:08 am

    Love your photos and I love Paris, such an inspiring city!

    Reply
  • Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    24th January 2016 at 9:47 am

    great photos! I love Paris too!

    Reply

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