Eric Tenin, when we met in person for the first time in July, 2009. Now we are
old friends and I always enjoy seeing him when I'm in Paris. Here he is with his ever present moto!
Many of you, especially you City Daily Photo readers and bloggers recognize this man. He's of course Eric Tenin, whose Paris Daily Photoblog sparked the entire City Daily Photo blog community. I give Eric all the credit for my Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo, that I started onJune 20, 2008and today marks the 1,611th post! The CDP portalhas been down for a few months and thanks to Julie and Peter, two very dedicated and hardworking bloggers, the new and improved portal should be up and running today. They have so kindly asked to include my Paris Through My Lens as well and I'm humbled, to put it mildly. Maybe it's only fitting that Paris Daily Photo was my inspiration to begin blogging and now my Paris blog joins this ever growing group. I hope you will visit the CDP portal often and with the click of your mouse, you can visit cities all over the world, large and small. I promise you will love your trip around the world each day, even in your bathrobe!
I am a former elementary school teacher, a full-time photographer, part-time painter, lover of all things French ( whose français is slowly improving), obsessive Paris traveler, enthusiastic art museum volunteer, grateful community volunteer, and grandmother to 5 delightful grandchildren.
I fell in love with Paris in March 2007. It was as the French say, le coup de foudre : love at first sight. As a result of that trip, my photography took another direction. Since that time I have pursued a career of sorts in photography and dreamed of returning to the City of Light. November 2008 found me strolling the streets of Paris once again. My first visit I was so overwhelmed with the incredible beauty of the city, I photographed it as a "tourist". In 2008 I returned and I looked at the city with more of a photographer's eye. I wanted to capture the unique, the small details, and oh yes - the people! This blog was started as a photo diary of that trip, but I have been most fortunate to return to the city j'adore 9 times since. Each time I leave, I wipe a tear and start planning my list for the next trip. Paris may well be a moveable feast, but I think it's best savored in person! Someone told me that once you have been to Paris, you will leave a piece of your heart. I left mine right there, but I brought home some wonderful memories. It is my pleasure to share them with you.