I was doing research two Saturdays ago for a project I am working on about the Palais Royal. As you know from many past blog posts, the Palais Royal is one of my favorite places in Paris. I always bring my camera and usually find something interesting to photograph. As I was searching around I couldn’t find anything new to photograph that I hadn’t captured before. I was patient with myself and lingered in the gardens a little while longer hoping inspiration would strike. Lo and behold inspiration struck when I noticed the back of a man sitting on a bench wearing brightly colored orange sweater. Something about the color of the sweater against the green bench and the greenery in the background and the form it created appealed to me. I went around to other benches and captured two sets of young lovers, a long married mature couple, two friends chatting, and a single woman having a picnic lunch among others. I imagined a story about each person, making up an elaborate personal history and how and why they were sitting on that bench at that particular day and time.
Do you want to share a made up story about any of the people in the photos?
Come experience Eye Prefer Paris live with Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I personally lead. Eye Prefer Paris Tours include many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes, food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks and gardens and much more. In addition to my specialty Marais Tour, I also lead tours of Montmartre, St. Germain, Latin Quarter, in addition to Shopping Tours, Gay Tours, Girlfriend Tours, Food Tours, Flea Market Tours, Paris Highlights Tours, and Chocolate & Pastry tours.
Tours start at 225 euros for up to 3 people, and 75 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
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New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 195 euros per person (about $210)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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