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Runaway Photo: Best of Paris

The Eiffel Tower of Paris

The Eiffel Tower of Paris

 

Paris

 

Paris, one of the magical cities in the entire world, where the new and old are beautifully balanced. The city inspired the artists around the world, and featured in countless movies, literatures, and arts. Paris is, no doubt, one of the greatest cities. During my Runaway Europe trip I visited Paris for five days. I imagined meeting the Hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris, felt like the Phantom of the Opera was watching me behind the Opera house, wanted to peek the Moulin Rouge to see the Burlesque dancers wearing ‘girl’s best friend‘, thought one of these random bar would be the teleport gate to Paris in 1920s and I could meet all the great artists who lived in Paris (just like the movie, Midnight in Paris), remembered the scene from Da Vinci Code at the Louvre Museum, and thought about the romantic ending of Harry and Sally on the top of the Eiffel Tower… wait – never mind,  that was the Empire State Building. A couple got engaged on the top of the Eiffel Tower though, for real. The propose on the top of the Eiffel Tower – that must be in some movie. But anyway everywhere I went, it reminded me of the stories, movies or arts, in a good way.

 

Here I share the photos from Paris, here and there. Five days never felt so short.

 

Notre Dame de Paris from afar

Notre Dame de Paris from afar

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris – Facade

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris on the side

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris – Best angle to see the gothic structure

Glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum

Glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum

Venus de Milo at Musee du Louvre

Venus de Milo at Musee du Louvre

Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris

Stained glass of Notre Dame de Paris

Stained glass of Notre Dame de Paris

Having Cheese and meat in Paris

Having Cheese and meat in Paris

View from the Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

The Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

Paris Metro

Paris Metro

Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur

Moulin Rouge at night

Moulin Rouge at night

Champs-Élysées Paris

Champs-Élysées Paris

Triumphal arch

Triumphal arch

Triumphal arch

At the Triumphal arch

I love you monument in Montmartre

I love you monument in Montmartre

Street art of Paris

Street art of Paris

Marcel Aymé: The Walker-Through-Walls

Marcel Aymé: The Walker-Through-Walls

Pastries of Paris

Pastries of Paris

Maille jars

Maille store – Because I like their mustard!

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

27 Comments

  1. Vera says:

    A great mix of stunning pictures – convincing proof that you have indeed fallen in love with Paris:)! Cool post!

  2. Gorgeous photos! Love the first photo you have of the Eiffel Tower and the night view from it. Actually I love all the photos. Can`t wait now to go back to Paris soon.

  3. Katie says:

    Great pictures! Reminded me of some really fun times.

  4. Liv says:

    LOVE the photos Juno. I love Paris and always enjoy seeing it through another traveller’s eyes. You really sell the place!

  5. Giulia says:

    I love all of them! Great job 🙂
    Look at that poor Gioconda (Monna Lisa) assaulted by cameras… funny because when I went there (a billion years ago, ahem) photography was strictly forbidden.
    Ok it’s time to go back to Paris 🙂

  6. Kjell says:

    I’m going to Paris next year. I’m so looking forward for it. I’m just hoping I’ll have the guts to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower and experience the view. It is fantastic pictures.

  7. Ross says:

    Oh, I need to spend more time in Paris! Thanks for sharing these photos. They are great.

  8. iceprinxess says:

    Beautiful photos! Especially love the ones of the Effiel Tower. ^^ Wish I took such pretty photos when I was there.

  9. Stephen says:

    Love that crowd around the Mona Lisa…well, not really, but I love your photo of it! Ha. Thanks for bringing Paris to us…

  10. Chris says:

    wow everyone of those photos reminded of my time there over two years ago. Can’t wait to go back and see it all again now

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Chris! Paris was one of the most amazing places I’ve been in Europe! Want to go back and explore some more… 🙂 Beautiful place.

  11. Simon says:

    Beautiful photos, Juno. I particularly like the Eiffel Tower at night and the detail of Notre-Dame. I guess it’s time I go back to Paris 🙂

  12. VG says:

    Beautifully captured! Transporting images!

  13. Teresa says:

    I love all the photos, Juno, but my favourites are the ones that show an alternative view of Paris, such as the ‘walker through walls’.

  14. Wow!!

    These photos of Paris are incredible! I love the Notre Dame photos especially. I wish I could take photos as good as this!

    All the best

    Andrew

  15. West Fork Trail says:

    Paris has always been my dream destination. Would love to do an urban hike of the city. Your post just makes me want to go all the more. Awesome awesome pics!

  16. fantastic series of such a beautiful place to visit!

  17. Seems Like All of those above photos are enough to make us agreed to the real beauty of the Paris. By the way I have heard from my colleague that the visits to the Louvre Museum is free in weekends.. Is it true?

  18. Mskb says:

    Thank you for posting your beautiful photos of Paris. Your comments about the world and your search for “home” delighted me. I, too, had that wanderlust urged on by Judy Collins: “My father always promised us/ that we would live in France/ We’d go boating on the Seine/ And I would learn to dance…” I lived in Paris for two and a half happy years.

    1) The Marcel Amyé sculpture of le passe-muraille: Amyé was such a good storyteller and I love that his character became a sculpture.
    2) Your picture of the Louvre visitors could be part of a series of people barely attentive to that which they claim to be important. The rise of the ubiquitous cell phone camera means not having an authentic in-the-moment experience, in this case with Mona Lisa. What might she think after all those years of pilgrims with eyes only for her?

  19. Shiv Sharma says:

    Its a very lovely trip to Paris….great attractions to visit and spend our weekend time with worthy sightseeings like Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame de Paris and etc.,. For food lovers, Paris is will offer a lot local cuisines that lures your taste buds……

  20. Leslie says:

    Great photos Juno!

  21. Gorgeous photos! The night view from the Eiffel Tower is amazing. Paris is such a beautiful city.

  22. Alex says:

    Great pictures. I am French and really appreaciate when visitors enjoy our country. Thanks!,, imlive in Mexico though so great to see this for me….

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