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.
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.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
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
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|