April 29, 2012


Seine Views

Travel is indeed one of the best gifts one can receive - the experience of visiting another culture, another language, another way of life. So incredible.  I have recently returned from a 10-day family holiday in France. It was a wonderful experience not only to experience one of the most vibrant countries in the world but to also vacation with my family, something I have not done in a long time. We spent our first four days in Paris, on the Left Bank in the Saint Germain De Pres neighborhood. Our hotel was in walking distance of some fascinating restaurants and shops as well as some museums of import - Musee D'Orsay and the Louvre. One day, we also took a boat tour of the Seine and were blessed with some excellent weather.  This was the first time I really used my DSLR camera after taking a short course in advance of the trip.  By the end, I feel like I learned so much about photography and it meant to much to take all these photos of my experience and my family.

Mother and daughter in Paris (finally, after years of dreaming)

Early spring - newly green leaves like delicate lace on the tree branches

Driving up the Champs Elysees

A view from our hotel room in the Saint Germain De Pres neighborhood

Cafe de Flore (where many French celebrities dine)

Croque Monsieur at Cafe de Flore (the first of many and by the end, we had had enough CMs to last us a lifetime)

France - where every glass of wine is delicious and cheaper than Coke
The best French Onion Soup I have ever had (at Cafe de Flore)

Our meal at Cafe de Flore

A scene in Saint Germain

My gorgeous mum at breakfast on our second day in Paris

Delicious cafe au lait

Mum waiting for our cruise of the Seine

Enjoying our five-course lunch/boat cruise on the Seine

My dad's French look (I'm not sure)
A reflection of a family enjoying our Seine cruise

More Seine views

My mum the photographer (how cute and French is she!?!)

Les Invalides (an old military hospital in Paris)

Hyacinths aplenty!

L'Assembly Nationale (French Congress)

Walking toward the Musee D'Orsay

The Parisian Statue of Liberty

More to come shortly! I'll try not to do a major photo dump!


  1. Oh my....these make my heart beat faster. I ADORE Paris and am so happy you got to experience it!! Beautiful photos, more more more! :)

  2. Oh my, Em, these photos are amazing! You captured perfect shots! What a lovely holiday! Can't wait to see more! xoxo

  3. Hi Em..
    I just want to cry happy tears when I see all of you together in France...love you all so much. So happy that you had the opportunity to go there. Think of you always and look forward to seeing more photos. Sending love....


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