Paris is always a place that inspires. I’ve only just returned from my 8th trip — this time with my sister. The strange thing about Paris is that as familiar as it feels, it somehow manages to always be new. Like most tourists returning home from a great holiday, I’m just bursting to show off my photos, so I’m going to share just a few of the shots of the places that inspired me most this time.
Paris in the snow is just another one of the ways that the city was new and breathtaking to me this time.
The Latin Quarter near the Cluny
The Louvre is always a place that inspires by bringing the myths I love to life in exquisite ways. Most of you know that The Initiation of Ms Holly was based on the story of Psyche and Eros, and to some degree so was The Pet Shop. And this sculpture of Psyche and Eros never stops inspiring me. It’s always one of the works I seek out in the Louvre.
Then there’s The Captive, which I don’t know why I don’t remember seeing last time I was at the Louvre, but it’s the sculpture I can’t get out of my head from this trip.
Somehow I always migrate to the Three Graces on every visit to the Louvre. No visit is complete without my inspiring ladies.
And for a few minutes, the Three Graces becomes the Four Graces.
Colour and light at Sainte Chapelle inspiring even in the bitter cold.
Who can resist a Phantom fix? I’ve been a fan of Phantom of the Opera long before I saw the stage production multiple times. Gaston Leroux’s book still terrifies and intrigues and moves me, so the Opera Garnier, which inspired the book couldn’t help but be one of the highlights of my trip.
Paris on a winter night, an unforgettable first for me:
Parting shots always inspire the longing for the next visit: