4.14.2009

If Paris Was A Color, It Would Be Purple.





These photos make my heart ache a bit. They are the most dear to me, and sum up the whole reason I made that 16 hour (each way) journey. To see the sunrise over the city was magic, feeling peacefully alone, yet part of something so big.

26 comments:

Char said...

passionate, sensual purple....so gorgeous. thank you for sharing these.

Missy P said...

I think it would be pruple too... or maybe with a dash of pale blue.. these are gorgeous pictures.

Anonymous said...

very beautiful im headed that way later this month! thanks for sharing. by the way, do they still sell 600 polaroid instant film? didnt know if you happen to see any at the drugstores?
thanks, Valeria

Alicia said...

Hi Valeria-

Sometimes I still see 600 film in stores... It is getting harder to find.
Otherwise, try e-bay but, make sure you ask what the expiration date is before you buy. A little expired can be ok, but I just bought some from 2004/05? by mistake. It is terrible.
Have a wonderful trip!

Micaela said...

my heart aches with yours... but i have yet to go. sigh.

Photos by Rosie said...

these are wonderful, especially the one of the lone bird soaring above the rooftops! i must go to Paris, it looks beautiful. hope you had a lovely time.

Amy said...

I have been to Paris twice, both times in the winter. I would love to see it in spring. And summer. And fall. Good for you for making the trek back. I hope your birthday was fantastic.

Kasey said...

beautiful.

CheshireCatsGrin said...

Lovely and melancholic.

mariana said...

thanks for this lovely moments! I just miss paris very much. Your images are always lovely.

Katy said...

Aaaaah, Paris. Tres belle!

Lin said...

Those pics make my heart ache too! Paris is my favourite city - hope to return one day.

evon♥ said...

aww I love your photos. They're amazing!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

Beautiful!!! Can't go wrong with purple. I LOVE your photos! Love your etsy shop...and your style!!! Just amazing!

Anonymous said...

oh thank you so much Alicia for the info. i guess i wasnt clear in my question but i meant the drug stores in Paris! oops sorry! well, i will take a good supply from here! thanks again:) luv your blog!

Valeria

Alicia said...

V-
Oh, I never even looked in Paris.
I brought so much with me from the U.S.
It didn't even occur to me to check. I try to keep well stocked.
I will say I had no trouble passing through the airport with so much film. I thought my camera bag would have gotten searched more than it did.

Anna said...

so so so soooooo beautiful! i can't get enough and i've been showing my boyfriend your rooftop series in your shop to try to hint at us getting one for our house! we'll see...

Rachel Marsden said...

I just discovered your blog, website and etsy shop (Etsy first). Your images, words and everthing around them are just beautiful, peaceful, meditative and wonderful. I'm glad I found you.

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I haven't been to Paris in almost 5 years... my heart longs for it.

Kamana said...

I wanna go to Paris!!! Been there years ago, in the middle of winter when it was under a thick blanket of snow. I imagine it would be beautiful in spring.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Peace is meditation.

getting stuff done said...

Just found your blog. LOVE your photos. Are they all polaroids? I like making super 8 films, and that is getting harder to buy and process.

I too, love Paris. I lived there for a year when I was a student. Too long ago. We are hoping to go again this year. My favourite areas are Montmartre, and up by Pere Lachaise cemetery. Have you been there? its amazing.

xMo

le monde de zuza said...

j'aime paris, j'y ai vécu 20 ans, maintenant nous sommes á lisbonne, mais paris me manque toujours ...

holly - uk said...

mmm your photography is absoluetly stunningly beautiful as always!!! your my favourite photographer!!!
I had written you a very long email - but you never replied - maybe you didnt get it???

pamela said...

stunning images! i really enjoy your photography. happy shooting!

Hayley Egan said...

Yes. Purple and warmish soft grey.