Two commuters wait in silence for the train at the Metro Station.
An elderly Parisian walks his dog outside the Musée du Louvre, part of which is undergoing renovation works.
Children on a field trip sit outside the Musée du Louvre having a snack and not paying attention to a talking teacher.
An artist does a quick sketch of the Musée du Louvre while his girlfriend looks on.
A self-service bicycle rental area. A woman readies her rented bicycle as she waits for her mate to process his rental at the kiosk.
Parisians walking their dogs are a common sight in the streets of Paris. In many cases, the dogs are not bound by leashes.
A street hooker (right) gazes after the men who did not stop for her.
Two pretty French girls.
Two policemen on horseback patrol the busy Avenue des Champs-Élysées on a Saturday afternoon.
Birds and people enjoy the afternoon sun in a public square.
Parisians sunbathe next to the River Seine on a beautiful Sunday afternoon after a few days of cold, gloomy weather.
A crowd gathers to watch a group of young male skaters show off their skills atop a pedestrian bridge across the River Seine, with the Notre Dame de Paris as a backdrop.
Thousands of lover padlocks adorn the railings of the Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge across the River Seine. For years now, couples have been engraving their names on padlocks of all shapes and sizes, fastening them onto the railings and tossing the keys into the river to symbolise their eternal love.
A closeup on one of the lover padlocks.
Puffy cottony clouds watch over the Île Saint-Louis, a small island on the River Seine, as Sunday revellers mill about the wide bridge connecting the island to the main land.
A man watches a street performer on the bridge to Île Saint-Louis while his two girls seem distracted by other sights.
The same street performer manages to gather a growing crowd on the bridge with his schmoozing and physical tricks.
Still the same street performer. It appears that children do not find him fascinating enough to give him their full attention.
As dusk approaches, two girls pose for photos at the Place Contrescarpe, located in the centre of Rue Mouffetard, a lovely area of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Sun-loving people enjoy a leisurely ferry ride on the River Seine.
A little French girl clears her shoe of sand at the playground.
A little French girl eats her pastry while her father reads a book at the park.
Late afternoon shadows on a lovely day in Paris.
A couple locked in embrace at the River Seine.
Two tourists camwhoring.
Well, I suppose Paris is the City of Love, after all.
15 thoughts on “Snapshots of life and love in Paris”
You hv posted some lovely photos of Paris. Reminds me of the trip i had some years back with my family.
Thanks for your comment! Hope you had a nice time when you were in Paris! :)
“Two tourists camwhoring.” i LOL-ed at that. :D
Erm……. glad you found that funny. :P
OMG When i saw the photo of you guys’ shadows I squealed! So lucky to be you right now :)
me too! :P
Whats the joke?
So it’s official then? :D
heh, somehow I guessed that you guys were more than friends :)
Yup. +1 to naiveguy
Love the photos!
@Belly B: Squealed? Erm… not quite the reaction I expected for my photos! :P
@Piers: What, you squealed too??
@Lx: I have no idea!
@ionStorm: Mmmmm. :)
@Naiveguy: Mmmmmmmmm. :)
@Sophie: Thanks! :)
How do you travel inside city? Do they speak English?
Wow, these photos are artistic, aesthetic, amazing! You have a fantastic eye!!
@Yu: You take the Metro, or you walk. :P Metro stations are everywhere and very near each other. And some of them do speak English, but not a lot. Most service staff can speak enough to serve you.
@Sharon: Thanks for the compliment! :)