France

Photography: Strangers in Parisian Parks

Let me give myself up entirely to the sweetness of conversing with my soul, since that is only thing men cannot take away from me.

-Jean-Jacques Rousseau, from The Reveries of the Solitary Walker

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Where Julia Child ate her first French meal,

It was an epiphany. In all the years since that succulent meal, I have yet to lose the feelings of wonder and excitement that it inspired in me. I can still almost taste it.

Claude Monet painted thirty emblematic images of the Cathedral of Notre Dame,

Everything changes, even stone.

and Saint Joan of Arc was executed. Continue reading