This Sunday, as Mary and I strolled up rue Mouffetard, we spotted the free massages. I was as frequently the case, struggling with my sciatica, and this seemed like a dream come true. In my franglais, I explained, avec some sign language, that I really needed help with that area. As Mary took the camera, she captured the start and I'm happy to report that Monsieur helped my back. I was happy to put quite a few euros in the cup!
Tonight, as I am again dealing with the same problem, I'm wishing I could take advantage of Monsieur's expertise!
I am a former elementary school teacher, a full-time photographer, lover of all things French ( whose French is slowly improving), obsessive Paris traveler, enthusiastic church and 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 13 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.