3.04.2007

Sometimes....



....it takes a foreigner's eyes (and view through a camera lens) to get you (re)-excited about where you're living....

I had two friends from Scotland visit me last weekend and I had such a good time. As soon as they arrived, they were making lists of all the touristy spots they wanted to go and taking pictures of everything french! At first, it threw me off guard because I was not used to being a tourist...I had finally settled into my routine and enjoyed being an inconspicuous parisienne....but then the feelings that I first had when I arrived here came back and it really made me appreciate living here in a new way.

Many, many, MANY photographs, trips to monuments, and memorable moments later, they left and I was once again alone in my apartment thinking about which cafe to go to get some work done.

Once again, it was me and this big city....and I felt a new sense of familiarity and appreciation.

~n.

3 comments:

Monica said...

Oooh what a lovely photo! Everybody would love to be all touristy and take a picture there too! I did my share last year when I went to Paris et j´ai pris un photo au pied de le Tour Eiffel aussi! (pardon my french!)

Hang on there Nahal, spring is just around the corner...

How long are you going to be in Paris studying?

::nahal:: said...

thanks, Monica!

6 months...but i've been here for two months already! I can't believe how fast the time has gone by....

Michael said...

Bonjour! It looks like you are discovering a lot about Paris and a lot about yourself. I didn't see which university you were going to but that there's a campus in the 17th. Are you on an exchange programme?

Anyway, have a blast and enjoy each and every moment!