Archive for the ‘travel’ Category
This weekend I went to New Orleans for the first time. My awesome friend Kathy had her bachelorette party weekend there, so a bunch of us took a road trip out there and ate delicious food, met both crazy and nice people, and got a great impression of the city.
I have so many photos from my SLR to load up and edit, but for now, here’s a few iphone photos I took…
A few years ago, I spent a week in Los Angeles, walking around downtown, visiting Olvera Street, the Getty, Santa Monica, and some other random places. This year, if I can swing it, I’d love to take a trip back and spend time visiting some smaller shops and less touristy places. But thinking about all of this made me nostalgic for the city, so I went through some of my old photos and had some fun reprocessing them using VSCO Film.
Photos from a trip to Barcelona, Spain this past June. Filled with eating outdoors, hanging out at the beach, checking out Gaudi, and a bunch of walking.
On our trip to Paris, we stayed in the 14th Arrondissement, close to the Porte d’Orléans metro stop. It wound up working out really well. There were restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores nearby. We wound up stopping by the Carrefour market many times to get bottles of wine, cheese, sandwiches, and these cookies I LOVED that were covered on one side in chocolate. One evening we took a bottle of wine and sandwiches to the nearby park and ate and drank while watching French children play. We also walked to the Boulevard Périphérique, which fascinates me. It’s basically the highway that surrounds the central part of Paris, drawing a line between the central city and the suburbs. It was built over the old Thiers city walls that used to surround Paris that were demolished in the 1920s.
Below are some photos taken around the area we stayed in:
One of my favorite nights in Paris, we wound up heading up to the area of Montmartre (where a lot of Amelie was filmed)! We went up the steps of Sacre Coeur and sat down on the steps with a crowd of people, looking out over Paris, and were pleasantly surprised to find a band playing from Mexico City. We sat for awhile, enjoying the night as the sun dipped lower in the sky, drinking Heinekens that we got for cheap after haggling with the vendor.