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Often times a particular photo jumps out at me, and I know instantly that that’s the photo to use for the featured image. When I looked at this post when it was originally submitted, I had a really hard time deciding between the last three photos.
When I looked at the post again just now so I could write the introduction, I noticed that lashonharangue had mentioned the final photo was one of his favorite photos from Paris. I thought “I’d better make that one the featured image.” So I went to change it, and found that this was the one I had originally chosen. ~WaterGirl
I was very fortunate to spend the fall of 2019 in Paris with my spouse. It was a bucket list trip. We deliberately chose that time of year to avoid the worst of the crowds. The first part of the trip the weather was cool and clear. It got colder and wetter as it got later in the year.
My photos could fill up the whole Paris week so it was hard to choose. I never got tired of walking along and across the Seine. Here are a few pictures from these wanderings taken with a cell phone – Pont Neuf and Pont Notre-Dame.
Pont Neuf (which means New Bridge) is the oldest bridge across the Seine.
I loved how all the heads were unique.
Below the bridge is a park at the tip of the Ile de la Cite called the Square du Vert-Galant.
Walking down to the park I saw this iron fence. One of the things I loved about Paris was all the little details that were added to functional things to make them beautiful.
More faces when going down to the park.
Just a quiet spot with the leaves turning. I was more enchanted with all the little parks than the big ones.
We took a ride on one of these tourist boats. While it was fun I enjoyed wandering around the river more.
Pont Notre-Dame in early morning light. One of my favorite photos from Paris.