Some stencil graffiti on the street. This is fun. It translates to 'Do you want some bread?' but the meaning of the phrase is totally different. It is a rhetorical question used when someone is around you, staring curiously, creepily, hoveringly, whatever, something that isn't reciprocated by you and/or the person isn't welcome.
So you say 'Do you want some bread?' 'Tu veux du pain?'
In English it is like saying 'Can I help you?' or 'do you want something?' in a way that clearly means 'piss off.'
There, that is your french lesson of the day, lol. I even researched it for you, I had no idea what it was :P I hope french people will correct me if this is off or totally not a modern meaning for it or whatever.
Weeeeeee! Spring! Such bright, happy colours. And about 2/3 of the way up on the left side you can see a massive, fat, adorable bumble bee :) Taken at Butte Chaumont where I spent half the day reading. Life is so hard.
And really, it is truely amazing how lost I can get when I know exactly where I am going, have been there many times before, and it is only like, a 10 minute walk. I got horribly, horribly lost. I swear, I had to be like 1 street away from it for the entire 30-45 minutes that I was walking in circles around it. Up, down, over, back, everywhere but the park.
Oh god, then I was thirsty from all my walking in circles and I went to try and buy a bottle of water. Got to the check out. And realised I didn't have a single euro on me. FML. It was so embarassing. I was fumbling around trying to find some no-existent change and finally just said 'I don't have it.' So she asked, 'What do you have?' 50 cents and some .02's and .01's, (the water was a euro, I thought it was less, I would have bought something else if I knew!) so she took it and gave me the water! Who says Parisians can't be nice?
That's right. Tacos. And American Billiards. I wish this place still existed and wasn't some creepy shell of a place where hobos sleep.
I walked by earlier and I'm like, 'that would be a cool picture'. But I didn't want to stop because I get harassed a lot on that street. So on my way back I had my camera already on, in my pocket. I walked by, whipped out my camera, turned around, took a picture, and kept going. So no one had time to accost me, lol. Of course, I only had the one chance for a picture. So...this is how it turned out.
A building as we were walking away from the picnic in the Tuileries. Completely enveloped in this metal. So weird to have the Louvre on one side and this on the other O_o C'est Paris.
Is it weird to say that there is something that makes me uncomfortable about this picture? Maybe too gray for the beautiful day, or maybe something bizarrely chaotic and menacing. I don't know. I almost didn't want to use it, lol. I'm such a freak.
I went on a fantastic photography tour (like, an actualy 'tour' tour! Cool!) around the Louvre, Pont des Arts, and Palais Royale....like....the most beautiful places in Paris...and for some reason decided to post a picture completely and totally unrelated :P Well, except for the fact that it was taken on the tour in front of the Louvre. We were meant to be shooting that Napoleon arc. I was like 'Oh! Shadows!' My mind works in myseterious ways. Or just different from tourists.
It's like a teaser picture since I'm not showing you the whole thing :) After splitting with my friend that day I decided to stroll on back home. And proceeded to get horribly lost, comme d'habitude. On purpose though ;) It was the first time I saw this sort-of-run-down-but-awesome art-deco building. It kind of just showed up in front of me. Very cool.
Then I got lost again. But I was wandering around hopelessly lost and see some familiar architecture. Thank god for my obsessive love of churches, it was the back of Église Saint Vincent-de-Paul and I knew exactly how to get home from there. So ended my hours and hours of walking. I saw some REALLY cool areas though :)