Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday Travels

I adore travelling. When I was the only child of 'gypsie' parents, I was inducted into a lifestyle of adventure. One where learning about different cultures, discovering different histories, and connecting with people was an integral part of those adventures. When my sisters arrived, I guess it got a little more difficult for my parents, no longer could they put us to bed in suitcases, and so we returned to Australia. Those early years of travel have formed me into who I am today. I love to connect with other people.

When I cant be travelling, I find other ways to connect... blogging is an excellent source of virtual adventure. The Internet transports us, virtually, to amazing places. Music, Plays, Theatre... all takes on great journeys. Books too, transport us to alternate era's and epochs. Here's a trip I did recently.... transported to another place through words and photos.
This exhilarating diary of a day in the City of Light combines 17 journal entries with over 140 color photos that bring the city, its people, and apparently its former kings to life.

Have you been to Paris? If so, I'm absolutely certain this book will  bring back every memory - smells, tastes, sounds and experiences... If you have never been to Paris, this story will confirm your intentions, and transport you there in an instant.

An anonymous traveller arrives in Paris by Metro in the early hours of the morning, and from there on we travel with her on a walking tour of some famous and some not so famous corners of Paris. By Midnight we've been on a personal discovery of all the sensual experiences Paris has to offer. Icecream, secret squares, Cafes, bridges, and markets....

One of my favourite quotes:
The light drips like white paint down the stone facade, reaching the second flood, where a man opens his window to let it in. He peeks out from behind an impressive  gray moustache to assess the weather. He squints down-river, then towards the street below where a petite woman sees him and waves good morning.. Wife? Neighbour?             Definitely mistress.
 About the Authors: this is what they say about themselves....
We tell stories with words and pictures. 
Hi there. We’re Evan and Nichole.
 Evan is a writer and illustrator. Nichole is a writer and photographer. We’ve been collaborating since 2009.


We have a cross-disciplinary approach to our projects, because we enjoy working in different mediums and don’t enjoy rules
I got this as a ebook and read it in a flash, and since then I've revisited different journal entries to see what I missed in the first read. You too, could be transported to Paris for the day..... here. Or if you prefer the hard copy...here

Nichole is a co-host in this years Paris in July, so pop in and visit her tomorrow when she's taking us on a virtual tour through the streets of Paris on a summers day - where the pace is slow, and there are splashes of red in very corner - geraniums, sweets and scooters!
Summer in Paris - Photo from Nichole


6 comments:

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Thank you for the lovely invitation
[and insights to your fascinating history!]
I'm enjoying the travels...

nichole said...

Thank you so much for sharing The Paris Journal. It was such a pleasure to write and shoot.

Nadia A said...

This book sounds fantastic! I am definitely getting a hardcover copy of it, as I love the idea of photos incorporated into the story. So glad you posted about it ;)

Quixotic Magpie said...

This book sounds lyrical and enchanting! I have never been to Paris, but this book sounds like it could transport me.

Molly said...

LOVE it! It is on my wish list, but I am not sure I can wait until Christmas to read it. The preview photos were amazing!!

Adria J. Cimino said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to discover and re-discover Paris! I can't wait to read it...