Paris is just such an unfathomable mix of the very classique and the very moderne. Glass pyramids meet French Renaissance Palaces, modern art museums lie next to two-hundred-year old buildings, young boys skateboard on the steps of the Musée D'Orsay. These contrasts can be found all over the city. They are not only seen in the well known tourist hot-spots, but you can see these contrasts in the local fashion, the streets and metro configurations, of course in the cuisine, in the little perfect spiderwebs that dot the city, in the new Islamic Art exhibition at the Louvre, in the silly Kung Fu cats of Place de Vosges and in all of the other shops that line the city. Some might say that these modern installations are an abomination on such a historic city. But I think these bits of old-meets-new are what makes Paris such a fabulous and interesting destination. There are a million adventures on every block.
Five days was a laughably short amount of time to take it all in. Sense overload. As you can see from the month + that it has taken me to compile all of the photos and stories, and I am still trying to process it all. The only thing that I know for sure, though, is that, I must return.