Category Archives: France

The Yellow Tree ~ France

Living in Thailand is amazing. We’ve got a great lifestyle and are very happy with it. But although we have a few seasons like the rainy season, or the smoky season, I sometimes miss the cold and the colors of fall and winter. I explained a few weeks ago how color is very important in photos, and I personally tend to be very attracted to warm colors (maybe the Leo in me). This is why I was directly drawn to this beautiful yellow tree while exploring the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. The Jardin des Plantes is the main […]


La Seine ~ Paris

Paname, Paname.. Paris is a city I love. I usually can’t stand huge cities, with all their chaotic traffic, fast-paced life and lack of human warmth. I prefer smaller towns, where people actually smile at each other and where faces become familiar after a while. I prefer to walk everywhere than to jump in a car and get stuck in traffic. Paris however manages to fit in the middle. Yes, Parisian people aren’t know to be the friendliest people around. No one would smile at you in the Métro, that’s for sure. But it’s a city with so much history and […]


Promenade along the Isle river ~ France

Today is the Summer Solstice. The longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. And because it’s much more fun to do things differently, I decided to share some of my winter shots from France. Why not? Although it looks like fall (or Autumn), these photos were actually taken on the first of January, right during winter. The day before I was in the Pyrenees skying, and the next day I was sauntering with my brother along the Isle river in Perigueux. Perigueux is a town in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine, South-West of France.  It’s a quiet little town, with not much […]

Isle River

Notre-Dame Cathedral ~ France

Even though in our time we build tall skyscrapers, trying to compensate our lack of creativity with phallic towers, I feel much more amazed by the amount of work and detail put into the Middle-Age’s Gothic architecture. How can you not feel dwarfed in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, still standing strong since 1345, whereas our towers barely can make it a century without rusting and crumbling? A few facts about the Notre Dame: It took a 182 years to complete the construction of the cathedral, which was then badly damaged during the French Revolution. The towers are 69 meters […]


La Sorbonne University ~ France

Located in the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious and well-known universities in France, housing several higher education and research institutions. Originally, it was founded by Robert de Sorbon as a college in 1253 for theology students without money. The pope at that time approved of the idea, and it later became the University of Paris. Today, it is divided into 4 major public universities and also houses the Rectorate of Paris. It also has a wide international reputation, with one branch in New York and another one in Abu Dhabi. Now what I […]


Notre-Dame de Paris ~ France

~~oOo~~ The Tour Eiffel might be the most famous icon of France but the Notre-Dame cathedral is actually the most visited monument in the city of Paris with more than 13 million visitors per year (The Eiffel Tower only attracts about 6~7 million). Located not far from the Musee du Louvre, the Notre-Dame’s (Our Lady in French) construction began in 1163 and was effectively completed by 1345 (182 years of construction). It is one of the first Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is considered as one of the finest examples of French architecture. The cathedral has been desecrated, plundered and […]

Notre-Dame de Paris - France

Starry Blue Eiffel Tower ~ France

~~oOo~~ In 2008, the Eiffel Tower was lit in blue every evening while France was presiding the E.U. It resembled the  European Union flag with the 12 yellow stars. Some facts about the Tower you maybe didn’t know: In February 1912, the Austrian tailor Franz Reichelt died after jumping 60 metres from the first deck of Eiffel tower with his home-made parachute. During the First World War, a radio transmitter located in the tower helped jam German radio communications. In 1940, during German occupation of Paris,  the elevator cables were cut by the French so that Adolf Hitler would have to climb the steps to the summit. When visiting […]

Starry Blue Eiffel Tower - France

A Romantic Walk ~ France

~~oOo~~ Today is Valentine’s day. So how about a beautiful photo of a couple walking together in a park in Perigueux, along the Isle River in France. watched by the naked tall trees on the way? Hope everybody’s enjoying a special time with their partners. I know Valentine’s day is a commercial holiday but it’s still a good excuse to spend some quality time with your loved one. Enjoy! Perhaps. . . Love just Is. While in its allness and in its nothingness, all we need to do is simply let it Be… ~~oOo~~ Quick Tips: Love your camera. Give […]

A Romantic Walk - France