Picture Perfect Paris

Picture Perfect Paris

The recent attacks in Paris prompted me to peruse my pictures from our trip to Europe last spring, and I came across a bunch of pictures of Paris that I hadn’t shared on the blog. So in honor of Paris and the resilience of the Parisian people, I’m dedicating this post to some of my pictures of Paris.

“In a world where various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or try to reduce it to a subculture without right to voice in the public square, or use religion as a pretext for hatred and brutality, it is imperative that the followers of the various religions join their voices in calling for peace, tolerance and respect for the dignity and rights of others.” – Pope Francis

 

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Look at the goodies on display at the McDonald's near Arc de Triomphe on Champs-Élysées
Look at the goodies on display at the McDonald’s near Arc de Triomphe on Champs-Élysées

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Printemps, THE most pretentious department store I’ve ever been to…

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Sainte-Chapelle

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Homes across from the Eiffel Tower...
Homes across from the Eiffel Tower…

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Place Dauphine
Place Dauphine
Place Dauphine
Place Dauphine

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Conciergerie
Conciergerie

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*In sharing these images, I also want to pay homage to the lives that have been lost in other recent terrorist attacks around the world, particularly in Lebanon, Mali, Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Iraq (and unfortunately, the list goes on).

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  • Your pictures are beautiful. I hate that the attacks have turned people against Muslims and refugees seeking asylum. The horrible actions of a few have heard far reaching consequences.

    • Agreed, Rachael. Islamic extremists definitely don’t represent true Islam. That’s why travel is so vital to developing a world view and gaining a better understanding of other cultures.

  • Frank Thomae

    Nice photos Carmel. I’ve been seeing over the weekend that there’s a massive drop in bookings for Paris. Oh well…
    We’re planning on going there in a few months when coming back from South Africa and while it is a shame that tourists are scared off we won’t mind having more of it to ourselves without the tourist hordes.
    Love the photos of Sainte-Chapelle!
    Frank (bbqboy)

    • Thanks, Frank! I think now is probably one of the safest times to travel to Paris since everyone is on high alert. I’d think that authorities would be more likely to foil a plot in Paris now more than ever. Hope you enjoy your trip there when you go.

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