My Feet At ..

Check out my full post about this impressive monument, showcasing contributions made by French citizens throughout history.

Bonne journée!

Marla


I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a more in-depth post I’ve previously published.

My Feet At ..

Check out my full post about this lovely mosque here. I hope you fall in love just as I did.

Bonne journée!

Marla


I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each photo to a more in-depth post I’ve previously published.

Street of the Fishing Cat

Welcome to what is often referred to as the narrowest street in Paris. Rue du Chat-qui-Peche has been around since 1540 and runs 95′ long (and only 5’11” wide).

Here my model demonstrates just how narrow this street truly is.

Bonne journée!

Marla

La Foule

One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′.

It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed in the park in 2000.

As you can see, the sculpture takes the form of a number of human figures clumped together in a tight pattern.

I wonder what this guy would say if he could speak. With the way he’s crammed in tight next to his neighbours, it reminds me of my daily commute home on the train surrounded by people with questionable hygiene. Poor guy, I feel your pain.

Bonne journée!

Marla

Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais

Oh look, another church!

You’ve probably gathered by now that if I’m in Europe and see a church, it’s difficult for me to resist the urge to dip inside to take a closer look. My belief system doesn’t align with what these buildings represent – but I do enjoy nice architecture, history, and pretty or interesting decor.

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Remembering

Early January is always a struggle for me. I cross from one year to the next full of positivity and excitement for what the months ahead will bring. But then the holiday chocolate runs out and the weather turns disgusting. My mind tends to wander and I imagine where I’d prefer to be.

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Palais Garnier – Looking Down

Yesterday I shared photos taken while looking up. Today we’ll, you guessed it, focus on the ground. Whether it’s a cobblestone pathway or an intricately patterned tile mosaic floor, I often appreciate the ground upon which I walk as much as the decor around me. The flooring at Palais Garnier was another example of the fine craftsmanship that went into such a beautiful space.

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