If you are following my blog for a few posts, you probably find my huge passion to fashion. I’m following my favourite top fashion bloggers’ updates about their Fashion Week journeys since few weeks ago, from New York, London, Milano and finally Pairs now. I haven’t been to NY nor London, but about Paris, I do have something to share with you. Here from now, I will have two posts (at least) to talk about what I like in Pairs.
First memorable moment happened right after my “exhausted” exploration in Louvre (Louvre Museum), getting out from the main entrance and walked till the greenland next door, I found this French-style relaxation on a personal square of grassland in Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden). The grass was still a bit wet and it was not an absolutely “quiet” space, because those pigeons were even busier than the people there. I’ve got my kind of French latte from the museum, and actually the latte was together with the warm almond croissant, however, unfortunately, I was too kind to make my first Europe give-away (to those pigeons). Believe or not! The communication with those pigeons made you imagine it’s a Alice Wonderland and all the animals can talk and will do something! Half an hour to be there was more than enough otherwise I felt either to become the victim of those pigeons or to be turned to a piece of dried meat under the sun.
难忘记忆之一发生在卢浮宫的精疲力尽之后。我从卢浮宫出来，随意的走向一大片绿色，不知不觉便已经身处著名的公众花园Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden)。坐在带着点露珠的草坪上，手里拿着从卢浮宫里带出来的“法式”拿铁和牛角包，沐浴在阳光下，是一种享受生活的简单方法。只不过，在花园里休息的除了人群之外，麻雀也是一大主体，这些小家伙估计是习惯了这里的人来人往，硬是“抢”我的牛角包，异国他乡的，“被抢劫”的故事就这样顺理成章的发生了。在这里坐上半小时，我便需要起身离开，带着点逃离雀群和免被晒伤的目的。
Hang out around Eiffel Tower was absolutely a half-day thing and the comprehensive journey with what you can see, what you can make effort and what you can eat! I didn’t feel clear like or dislike towards this architecture even it’s talked about a lot by others, until I climbed up with three stops (there are three platform for a break and for a good view), I have a clear feeling in my mind and it’s, for sure, a LIKE. I started my climbing from late afternoon (around 4pm) and got to the top level in maybe 2 hours including some photo-shooting time. The climbing turned out to be an unexpectedly easy and enjoyable job, which extended my views and thoughts by different Paris looks, under different heights, different sunlights and different angles (believe me, I have got thousands of photos there). Why I mentioned “comprehensive” in the beginning? Answer is the “satisfaction” version of crepe (see those ham, cheese and French fries!!!) and the long hours at the foot of Eiffel Tower from sunset to dark night.
去巴黎怎么能不去看一看、爬一爬Eiffel Tower！这段旅程大概需要半天的时间，换来的绝对是能看、能花力气、能吃的全方位经历。记得有读过一些关于讨论Eiffel Tower建筑风格的文章，有贬有褒，不懂建筑学的我当时没什么特别见解，直到亲身跨上铁塔的三层瞭望平台，我找到了属于自己的见解，答案是清楚的，我喜欢这个建筑。我从下午4点左右踏上第一个台阶，到顶层也就花了大概两个小时，外加中间休息和照相的时间。我是极其享受这个攀爬过程，也极力推荐大家这样做，我可以随着自己的性子在任何阶梯或平台停留，在不同的高度和不同的角度，看出去的景色完全不同（相信我，铁塔上的美景绝对是相机杀手）。之前有提到“全方位”这个字眼，说的其实是铁塔下卖薄饼的小铺，我抓着这份10欧的“罪恶”薄饼（里面有好多火腿、芝士和法式炸薯条）在铁塔脚下的草坪上一坐就是几小时，从日落做到夜深。
Montmartre gave my richest memory in Paris. The short journey started with an unexpected thunderstorm which came in the late afternoon, washed off Moulin Rouge first, then brought the amazing rainbow! Wandering in the after-rain street which leads the way into artisan area in Montmartre, I met a French friend who’s interested to show his city to a tourist. I followed him to the super quiet street where he told me the famous artists and celebrities were living here, right in these most flat-looking white houses (eye and mouth open). We’ve passed Au Lapin Agile where the name came from the artist and the fame was accumulated by the unknown artists at that time. People, nowadays, visit it and try to appreciate the tough life of those artists in the old time. Walk up to the hill, there residents the famous Sacre-Coeur and Saint Pierre de Montmartre, and also another stunning viewpoint to enjoy Pairs look.
Montmartre（蒙马特）是给我最丰富记忆的巴黎景点。我的这段短暂旅程从午后不期而遇的一场雷暴雨开始，威力不小的雨水先是给Moulin Rouge彻底冲了个凉，之后在天上挂起两条小小的彩虹带。我在雨后的石板街上交了个热心的法国朋友，他带我去看静悄悄的Montmartre住宅区，告诉我那些不起眼的白色小屋是明星和艺术家的房子（掉眼睛和下巴了），去了Au Lapin Agile 一睹这个孕育艺术家和诗人的小屋，走上斜坡之后便是著名的Sacre-Coeur和Saint Pierre de Montmartre，这里是把巴黎的美景尽收眼底的另一个好地方。
Next post would be something about a quick Paris walk which happened in my last morning there before jumping onto the train towards Barcelona. See you soon guys.