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Paris through my lens - Paris

paris  Paris through my lens   because we all love reading blogs about life in FranceBack to Paris, it would seem.

I’m not sure why I am finding it so hard to stay away?

Perhaps it is the quantity of great blogs that I’m finding there?

One leads to another and I can’t resist visiting them all!

The one I’m visiting today is Paris through my Lens.

Now, this is a seriously seductive photo blog.




I’ll say that again, and louder.

Now, this is a seriously seductive photo blog.

This is a photo blog where you REALLY DO need to click on the photos to see them full size!

I’m started my investigation of this blog by looking at Les Pétanque Players – very similar in many ways to scenes from any town in Brittany.  Except that we play Boules Bretonne in Brittany and thus…. Our balls are bigger!

Nice photos though -and all the better for being in black and white.

From there I had a go at Shooting Birds in Paris followed by a A Little Sax in Paris.  Then, completely exhausted, I stopped for Un Verre de Vin.

This blog seems to expose some of the strange and secret things that one always suspected about Paris but was too well brought up to enquire about.

A perfect example would be…. The Toilet Toters!

The one thing that worries me is… How many days, weeks or months, even, did Virginia sit outside a bar, waiting for someone to wander past with a toilet on their head?

Or is this quite a normal thing for Paris, and perhaps she didn’t have to wait too long?

I loved the way that with this photo, at Just Curious, Virginia manages to get in the obligatory Shakespeare and Co post (without which, no Life in Paris blog is worth its salt.)

I also enjoyed Tight Fit which, in some way, seems to epitomise Paris for me.

I loved tasting Un Pot des Moules (my favourite food of all time, ever!) and then popped of for a bit More Sax in Paris.   According to Virginia…. “You can’t have too much sax in Paris!”

I suppose the one thing I’m wondering is… How many days, weeks or months, even, did Virginia sit outside a bar, waiting for some Sax?

Or is this quite a normal thing for Paris, and perhaps she didn’t have to wait too long?

You really owe it to yourself to take a peek at Virginia’s Paris through my Lens.  I understand that Spring is considered the best time, so you should hurry and do it soon.

And me?  Well I was just looking at this photo and wondering… How many days, weeks or months, even, did Virginia sit outside a bar, waiting for some man to come along and drool over a high heeled shoe?

Or is this quite a normal thing for Paris, and perhaps she didn’t have to wait too long?

All the best

paris  Paris through my lens   because we all love reading blogs about life in France

9 Comments

  • By Virginia, March 27, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    Keith,
    A reader tipped me off to your review of my blog. I’m laughing so hard at your delightful commentary, that I can hardly type. Let me just say, that in Paris I don’t have to sit and wait long, for anything wonderful to photograph, although I usually do spend a whie with a glass of wine anyway. And for the record, you can’t have enough sax in Paris and I am impatiently waiting for that!

    Merci, merci for your kind words. I will add a little something on my blog and link to yours as well. I hope the next visit I get to meet you!
    xx
    V

  • By Shell Sherree, March 27, 2010 @ 4:29 am

    You have excellent taste, Keith. :) I visit Virginia’s Paris Through My Lens every day and she provides some of the most exquisite Paris photos I’ve seen, let alone being a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed reading your feature on her ~ thank you!

  • By Virginia, March 27, 2010 @ 5:23 am

    And I forgot to add that it’s been a VERY long time since someone used SEDUCTIVE and my name in the same sentence. I’m eternally grateful!
    V

  • By alice, March 27, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    Bonjour, bonjour! Virginia gave me the link to visit your blog (thank you Virginia!). My English is not good enough to catch all the winks up but I’ll try. I think I live not very far from your little piece of Brittany. Bon week end, entre soleil et nuages.

  • By Maya, March 27, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    Virginia’s blog is the best! BTW, she is also a lot of fun to hang out with in Paris (and anywhere else for that matter). You should try THAT sometime!

  • By MadAboutParis, March 27, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    Ditto Maya…Virginia is a rare treasure.

  • By Peter, March 28, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    Good choice! As you say there are many blogs about Paris, some are better! Virginia definitely has the feeling … and the gifts!

  • By TheChieftess, June 12, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    What a delightful review of Virginia’s delightful blog!!! You captured the essence of V perfectly!!! As she captures the essence of Paris!!!

  • By Elizabeth Anderson, November 19, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    I love the things I find when I explore the internet…

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