Bonjour mes amies -
Even though we took a break from the French Friday photography posts, here is the last one. I hope you enjoy!
When my fiance came to visit me during my semester in Paris, we took a quick trip to Normandy and took the most amazing tour with the former Battlebus tours. It was worth every penny. He still talks about how amazing it was. We saw Utah, Omaha, Point du hoc, St. Mere Eglise, and more. I highly recommend it!
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Bonjour mes amies! Here is my second installment of “photographie atelier“. I hope you enjoy!
I hope you all have wonderful weekends ahead of you. Does anyone have any fun plans? I’d love to hear about them! My fiance and I are headed to San Diego for a mini-vacation – I’m sure I’ll have lots of lovely pictures to share when we return!
And the french word of the the is, as the title says, Les enfants: the children!
Bonjour mes amies! I’m not sure when my love affair with photography started. I’m pretty sure I was always that kid in high school that took too many photos, and just never stopped. I am not a great photographer to be sure (yet?), but it wasn’t until my semester in Paris that I really started to learn the basics of photography. (I will continue to romanticize that semester for the rest of my life.)
While there I took a photography atelier with a photographer named Philippe Vermès. It was the greatest class ever! Every Thursday we would meet Monsieur Vermès in some seemingly random place in Paris at 9am. A cafe in the dix-huitième arrondisement, or an graffitied alleyway in the seizième (seriously, that happened), or outside the Moulin Rouge. It was the best because not a lot of people were hustling and bustling about yet (by “people” I mean “tourists”), and he would take us to his favorite places in Paris, including the bakery he thinks has the greatest tarts. And they were pretty awesome.
It was our assignment each week to take a roll of film and spend 4-5 hours developing a couple of prints from it. Yup, it took me that long to do just a couple of prints – so different from digital photography! Anyways, I ended up with three series of four prints that I really like, and today I’m sharing with you the first one – and perhaps my favorite. Oh! And apologies that these are not the best quality images – they are photos of photos because well, I don’t have a scanner.
I hope you enjoy!
And today’s French word of the day is trompe l’oeil, or “trick of the eye”. It’s one of my favorite french phrases! (Click on the link for some great examples)
Bon vendredi mes amies! I thought to round out the past couple days of GORGEOUS images via Wedding Chicks and Primary Petals, I’d share with you some lovely images of Paris from Chelsea Victoria. I’m loooooving all the balloons and heart bokeh.
If you love these images as much as I do, you can head on over to Chelsea Victoria’s shop and look around – she’s having a buy one get one free sale through the rest of the week!
And this week’s french word is pamplemousse, meaning grapefruit! (yum!)
I’m a francophile. A complete, utter, and unashamed francophile. The semester I spent in Paris was quite possible one of the best adventures of my life. So, let’s try something new on this little blog. I’m going to devote every Friday to an image (or
two three ) of something French and denote a french word of the week. (I’ve lost so much of my french speaking ability over the past few years – it’s sad. I could use the practice) What do you think? If you hate it, just tell me. No hurt feelings here…
Here are a few shots from my semester in Paris
I loved this little cafe from Rue de la Cerisaie. Look at the cute little gnomes in the window boxes!
One of my favorite places; an old carousel at the foot of the steps to the Sacre Coeur. And it’s the same one from the movie Amelie! (love that movie…)
A gorgeous building (I think it is a govenment building) that sits in Jardin du Luxembourg. Isn’t it eerie looking at dusk?
EDIT: My lovely friend Gaby let me know that this stoic building is actually the Luxembourg Palace. Thanks Gaby!
And this week’s french word of the week will be: parapluie, or umbrella. Useful in Paris always!