Stay Strong, Paris
Aisle’s Travel Theme this week is Feet, so here we go…
For Day III of the Quotes challenge, for which I was nominated by catalan blogger and photographer Cosmo, from bCL Photography, I’ve chosen a witty quote from the greatest writer in the English language.
“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” William Shakespeare
The photos below are of the Parisian bookstore “Shakespeare and Company”, in the 5th arrondissement. I took them when I was in Paris this past May. “Shakespeare and Company” is not only a regular bookstore and second-hand books store specializing in English-language literature, but also a reading library. It has become a tourist attraction since it was featured in two popular movies: Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunset” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” It’s small and cramped, and a bit chaotic with tourists walking through it, but it’s worth a visit.
This is also going to count as the 170th post for my 365 project. And, again, I am refraining from nominating other bloggers and hope anyone who likes the challenge feels free join in the fun!
Fellow blogger Cosme, from bCLPhotography, an awesome photographer from Barcelona, with a beautiful photography blog, nominated me for a challenge to post my three favorite quotes, one each for three consecutive days. With each post I must nominate three bloggers for the challenge. I have accepted this fun challenge and will start with a quote from the guru of all street photographers.
“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for this challenge:
Tina Schell, from Travels and Trifles, who delights us with beautiful photography and wonderful quotes on every one of her posts.
Cee Neuner, from Cee’s Photography Blog, a masterful photographer and a lover of challenges. She hosts some four of five fun weekly challenges on her blog.
Susan Judd, from Words Visual, who is both a photographer and a poet. I figure she might enjoy the quotes challenge!
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Leaving Lyon to Paris (late posting for June 1 – Day 152 of 365 Project)~~
We left Lyon in the morning of June 1 and headed by train to Paris for a final half-day in the city. This post shows some of the countryside between Lyon and Paris and some of our afternoon meanderings in Paris. We went back to the Left Bank for a walk around the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Latin Quarter.