Hello, yes, I’m back to France/Paris topic again, and here you are the promised second throwback of my Paris trip (first throwback is here). Today’s photos were all taken in the same morning when I was about to leave for Barcelona straight from Paris by train (It’s 6-7 hours train journey which includes a short “horrible” story personally, you can read from here). I always plan a big direction or a zone to be checked out with those landmarks and of course, with the basic transportation solution between those points if I am traveling solo. That day, my planned check points were Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris, the bank of Seine and Musee d’Orsay.
It was raining a bit in the early morning when I arrived and well, perfect chance to hide myself into Notre-Dame and enjoyed those beautiful glasses when I almost broke my neck. There was a moment that I fell in love with the huge and high ceiling especially when those warm eggy light lighted up those details. It was nice when I was back to the blue sky again, even it was a bit cloudy still. The sky was just washed and the weather was perfectly fresh and cool. I followed Seine for a causal walk and even recognised it was still too early that most of the street shops were not open yet. I felt really great to have this early moment so that I could have the special memory of Paris without tourists (not counting myself) and yes, I was just that like a child and happy to go through Pont des Art back and forth (back to that time, the love sign was still there and there are a lot!). Walk till I almost saw the huge building around Luvre, here I met Musee d’Orsay which was absolutely a big impression to my Paris memory and I even love it more than Luvre, because it’s much smaller, more compact and more paintings from Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir, you name it. The rooftop of the museum was my favourite part not only because of the collection there but the Musee d’Orsay Clock. From the inside and in the shadow, I’ve got another infancy angle for this big clock which the old topic about Time.
Guys, I hope you enjoy today’s reading and my photos to bring you a very small corner of Paris. If you are going there soon, try to check them out and it won’t take you more than half day. Do leave your comments if you have more Paris suggestion for me, I would very like to mark them down and follow your footprints 😀
那天早晨雨滴不断，出了地铁我就一溜烟钻进大教堂。缤纷色彩的琉璃玻璃让外面的白光透进来，教堂拱顶的细节部分被柔和的暖光打亮，各种美丽和炫丽，看得我差点没把脖子给扭断了。出教堂的时候天气已经放晴，尽管还有大片的白云但水洗过的清澈蓝天已经露出头来，空气闻起来也异常清爽，带着一点雨水的湿气和凉意。我跟着塞纳河走了一段，路上没什么人，沿河的小铺也因为太早的缘故全都灰蒙蒙的收着，这算是巴黎给我的一份小礼物吧，让我看到扑捉到一个清静而没有游客的法式画面（不把我这个游客算进去）。经过著名的爱锁桥（Pont des Art）的时候，我也忍不住来来回回的多走几次，像个没长大的孩子一样。走的尽头便可以看到对岸卢浮宫的巨大建筑群了，左手边就是奥赛美术馆，也是巴黎给我留下的美丽记忆中重要的一部分，我喜欢奥赛美术馆的程度甚至远过于卢浮宫，也许是因为她更小、更紧凑、有更多画作的关系，美术馆的馆藏画作从莫奈、马奈、梵高到雷诺阿的，尽管把名字叫出来。美术馆的顶层是我最喜欢的部分，喜欢的理由不止是顶层的馆藏，还有正中间的大钟Musee d’Orsay Clock。当然从美术馆里面看大钟的背面不算是绝佳角度，但黑色的阴影和窗外的光线所组合成的境界让人不经意思考时间这个话题。
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Pont des Art