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{Paris, France}

August 20th, 2009

Paris is defiantly the city of love. Everything I caught with my camera lens showed how romantic it is there. It was one of the most fun places I’ve ever been to take photos. I was lucky enough to go on this trip because my Thai brother, Cake, was living in Paris for while. It […]

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Paris is defiantly the city of love. Everything I caught with my camera lens showed how romantic it is there. It was one of the most fun places I’ve ever been to take photos. I was lucky enough to go on this trip because my Thai brother, Cake, was living in Paris for while. It was really interesting getting to see the city through his eyes. Cake has a great love for good food and we ate very very well. Or at least the kind of well that I like. Healthy with a lot of flavor. There are dishes I ate in Paris that I can still instantly remember how they tasted when I think of them they were so amazing. One fun thing about this trip is that Cake likes to take pictures too! So that meant he gave me lots of opportunities to photograph things and encouraged us to do activities souly based on their photographic awesomeness factor. Very beneficial for me and very rarely happens.
I think the one thing I will remember most about Paris is the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower. We were taking the subway escalator up and as we stepped off I looked to my left and right there in front of me was one of the most enormous yet beautiful structures I have ever seen in my entire life. I was in aww of it. I could have stood there for hours and have not gotten bored. I’d be willing to stop back in Paris for a day just to spend another hour in front of her one last time.
One of the mornings, Cake and I stood in line for a few hours so that we could climb to the bell towers of Notre Dame and be in the presence of the gargoyles. They were beautiful creatures. However, 400 steps up a very windy staircase were you can’t stop and rest and 400 steps back down. I was so afraid of tripping on my way down I was stressing my muscles and by the time we got to the bottle my legs were so shaky they practically gave way. Afterwards I was able to catch the Sunday morning Catholic mass at Notre Dame. (which is one of my favorite things, I know of the words by memory.) I was in the second row! Why? Parisians apparently don’t seem to go to church so the place was empty! What an opportunity. I will never forget it. One more thing we did was tour the catacombs which are now closed off to the public. They were very cool! And I did make sure to touch a few human skulls along the way! 🙂
Down side to Paris? The people, yeah, they are just as rude as everyone says they are. But what really got to me was the smell. It was the smelliest place I have EVER been in my life. I won’t go into detail but it was weird walking by a woman who looked like she just stepped out of the cover of Voge magazine and then having her smell like BO mixed with the scent of what I would consider the epitome of French whore strength perfume. Just not right!
I do think that someday I’d like to visit this city again, but only with a man I love. I think it truly would seem like a different place when you aren’t wandering the streets of epic romance by yourself.











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{Como Conservatory}

October 19th, 2008

When I was little, every Easter my family would all visit the Como Conservatory. I remember being mesmerized by the rows upon rows of colorful and wonderfully scented flowers. We don’t have this tradition any longer but some times when the mood strikes I pack up my camera and head out to the conservatory for […]


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When I was little, every Easter my family would all visit the Como Conservatory. I remember being mesmerized by the rows upon rows of colorful and wonderfully scented flowers. We don’t have this tradition any longer but some times when the mood strikes I pack up my camera and head out to the conservatory for the afternoon to be once again awed by its wondrous beauty. A few times a year they allow you to bring in a tripod for a small fee early in the morning and here are a few shots I took one morning this fall.




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Arizona and the {Grand Canyon}

May 22nd, 2008

The Grand Canyon is pretty much… indescribable. There pretty much isn’t a photo that could really capture how beautiful of a place it true is. This visit was a very quick one of only a few hours. I was in Arizona visiting a friend of mine and we made the drive of a few hours […]

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The Grand Canyon is pretty much… indescribable. There pretty much isn’t a photo that could really capture how beautiful of a place it true is. This visit was a very quick one of only a few hours. I was in Arizona visiting a friend of mine and we made the drive of a few hours to visit the great hole in the ground. One of my favorite things about the Canyon were the Death Trees. Ok, I don’t think they are really called that, actually I have no idea what they are called but they are trees that are alive but look dead so I thought it an appropriate name. I found them quite fascinating. We hiked a short distance down the side of the cliff which was a little scary. I’m very afraid of heights. Some day I hope to come back here again and spend more time, visit the water falls and see the sun set. I bet it is quite a sight!

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