Monday, September 14, 2009

France Travelog

This week is the 2'ND anniversary of Shannon's and my trip to France. I was not blogging back then, therefore I have this craving to play with the photos and share some of our favorites. It was so difficult to narrow things down, since one can take an enormous number of pictures in three weeks of travel to anywhere so picturesque and crammed full of amazing history, culture, gardens, and art! The point and shoot camera did a fair job and was light and easy to carry. I would have an extremely hard time deciding which camera to take, if I went now!

To start with, I will give total credit to Shannon, for making this trip happen. She is the brave and adventurous one in the family and is a master at planning { and map reading-see day before yesterday's post}. And since these photos were taken with my camera I have lots of great shots of her. We attempted, though, not to just stand in front of every famous monument and snap a picture,{ to prove we were really there and all } so some of these are quirky and different.

I've used mostly collages to gather the photos into general locations and settings, and hopefully to make it more interesting for anyone to view. I would love to hear from any of you about your experience of traveling to some exotic destination. {just go to the comments section below}.

We stayed in three different locations, for one week each. I highly recommend this method of seeing a country if one can manage it. Then you're not moving in and out of hotels every night. It removes a lot of the stress I believe.

We started in Paris, staying in a little hotel in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. It was a perfect location from which to start out each morning. The city is really so accessible on foot. We were amazed! We did use the metro some as well, and were glad to have researched that a bit beforehand!

Paris 2007


Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Beautiful photos! I like the "quirky" shots very much!

I know what you mean about not knowing what camera you'd take along and all those decisions BB (before blogging).

In 2000 I traveled to Israel - so much history and variety to see. From Gothic arches to the typical desert architecture draped with bougainvillea, the beautiful Mediterranean water, ancient intricate mosaic floors, enormous stone columns, excitable Bedouin chidlren and the most wonderful breads and fruits for breakfast. It was quite the experience and I really wish I'd taken MORE photos than I did and had the photographer's eye that I have now.

I may have to scan some of my photos and put together a collage too. :)

Mon Cheri said...

Oh, I would love to see your photos of that trip. I would dearly love to go to Israel some day. I think the sights and sounds would feel much like Morocco where I lived as a child but it would be way different in other ways.
Thanks for commenting!

nanajoy said...

This might be the only way I get to travel to France, so loving your great pics!!