Montmartre— in light and dark

Montmartre— dans la lumière et l’obscurité

Sacre Coeur blackand white photo angle from belowThese are photos from our first afternoon in Paris. It stayed light til 8:30.

Now, you know, I’ve been dreaming of the trip— now that it’s over. As I did before it was born. Friday was two weeks since we left for farther shores. It went by fast and slow, as time does.

Felt like four days; felt like four weeks. Away –and three cities away– will have that effect.

streets of Montmartre, photos in black and white
streets of Montmartre, photos in black and whitestreets of Montmartre, photos in black and white

Life is different —and the same— when you return. That is to say, life is the same but you’re a little different.

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We had Springtime in Paris— a first for me, despite it being my fourth trip to that city. I found myself at times missing the Paris of Winter, but maybe, really, I was missing the Paris of a different time. It occurred to me even while there, enjoying the sunshine and warmth (not evident in these moody images— these are images of other times, perhaps.)

streets of Montmartre, photos in black and whitestreets of Montmartre, photos in black and whiteTime (through people and politics and other dark forces) has done a lot of damage of late. It ripples out. You can feel it, even on the first Springtime Friday canalside, when boozy picnics abound on the quays, all laughter.

streets of Montmartre, photos in black and whiteI’m still processing and unpacking a lot from this trip. It‘ll be awhile, as I find time here and there to think and write. It was a wonderful trip, though. It’s always good to get out of one’s day-to-day and have a shift of routine and perspective. In the meantime, Paris is a photogenic as ever.

streets of Montmartre, photos in black and white

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5 thoughts on “Montmartre— in light and dark

      1. It was absolutely lovely!! We enjoyed it a lot too – many greets from both of us!🤗 Hope you had a smooth flight back, looking so much fwd to your next visit to Berlin!! ❤ Lots of hugs!!

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