July 9, 2014

latin quarter

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This Paris state of mind is a wonderful hologram of beauty and cheap wine, dusty bookstores and literary classics, sunsets and the stench of pee on the sidewalks. The way of life here settles into its own unique pace: steps get slower, the sun feels closer, streets feel more fantastical and wine gets me drunker.

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For me as a visitor, Paris seems a paradise of romance and a hub of movements past. Even though the street corners smell of pee
(by the way it is absolutely impossible to find a bathroom in this city it is ridiculous!)
and the awful souvenir shops and tourist restaurants pollute the vicinity of landmarks, once you find a silent street or a bistro filled with locals it feels as if everything you imagined is a reality.

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We did our fair share of exploring the Latin quarter and with its art streets, bookshops and quiet rues, it quickly became one of my favourite spots of all.

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Reading Henry Miller in the Luxembourg Gardens

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unintentional outfit twins

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Old men reading became characters of a sort in my head. Lightly leafing through old opuses without a care in the world.

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outfit details:
skirt by mango
shirt by mango

purse by kate spade

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When I travel I try my best to feel the spirit of the city, to communicate with it. Due to the unreal beauty Paris has offered us it seems simply a delirious trip of la vie en rose. Illusion or not, I am up for believing it.


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p.s. my IB results arrived (more on them later) and I am now definitely moving to England! (insert shriek here)

4 comments:

  1. Yayyy congrats! So proud and inspired by you :-) what were your results?

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    1. Thank youu! I got over 40 points and made my 38 pt offer for Warwick PPE :)

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  2. Tulee ihan liian harvoin kommentoitua lempi blogeihin, joten saat nyt oikein kunnon kehumäärät niskaas. Rakastan kyllä sun blogiasi niin paljon, tää uusi blogi vaikuttaa niin hyvältä. Oli selvästi oikea valinta muuttaa :) Itse pääsin taidetta opiskelemaan uuteen kaupunkiin, joten on ihana seurata myös sun uusia seikkailuja täältä. Voi varmasti samastua paljon niihin uuden ja ihmeellisen pelkoihin ja ihanuuksiin. Tuleehan siitä kauhean pelottavaa, mutta ei kai mitään hienoa ja erilaista ikinä tapahdu ellei vähän pelota. Hirveesti onnea ja kaikkea kivaa sulle loppu kesäksi ja muutenkin :)

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    1. Kiitos todella paljon! On ihana saada palautetta tästä uudesta blogista!
      UU! Onneksi olkoon! Paras kaverini opiskelee taidetta ja sitä on ollut mielenkiintoista seurata sivulta!
      Pelätä saa vähän mutta innostua sitä enemmän! Meillä molemmilla on siis edessä jännä vuosi!
      Onnea myös sulle ja haleja :))
      xx

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