Chasing birds in Paris
Posted in guest quarters April 20th, 2009 by piablog

I was in Paris last week with family,which is why I was not able to post here. Pia was kind enough to make excuses for me two weeks in a row! I did consider bringing my computer and posting while there, which makes me laugh now, thinking about how exhausted I was chasing a two year old around the city of lights.

I have lived in Paris before but I have never experienced it with – or like – a child. It was really special to see everything through fresh eyes: Chasing birds around Notre Dame crying “I’m gonna catch you birds”; the “tower” up in the sky; salted butter on “bread toast”; coconut ice cream on Ile Saint. Louis….lovely, all of it. The weather was my favorite kind – warm enough to wear a dress and cool enough to wear a light jacket with your sleeves rolled up. The trees were in full bloom and aside from getting hit very hard in the head with a soccer ball at the bottom of Sacre Coeur I had a delightful trip full of inspiration, food and great company.

This week I will be posting several little stories sketching a moment or a place that I loved….there were so many I would rather show you over several days then edit it down to one post. I hope you enjoy!
I would also like to echo Pia’s sentiments from earlier this week, “I love Amsterdam Too!!!!” The weather has been so perfect and I returned from Paris to a garden that has exploded into bloom…more of that to come next week.

Happy Spring.

Written by Riley Salyards.
Photographs by Riley Salyards.

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8 Comments

  1. cricket says

    divine…..absolutely divine…..
    the blownout exposure is so emotive in telling the visual story from a childs perspective…!!

    the changing of the seasons hot on everyones lips…it is such a glorious time isnt it?

    April 20th, 2009 | #

  2. Anita Dawoodi says

    I will be travelling to Paris in 2 weeks with my 3 kids (7,5 & 3 years). Loved your post about Paris with a toddler – looking forward to the pictures to come.

    April 20th, 2009 | #

  3. brendon says

    love the photos riley!! looks like you guys had a great trip!

    April 21st, 2009 | #

  4. nadia says

    how lovely! your photo’s are a country of there very own! excited about the post to come!

    April 21st, 2009 | #

  5. Liza says

    Oh! So beautiful. Thank you so much.

    April 21st, 2009 | #

  6. Jessica says

    I love you guys!!!

    April 21st, 2009 | #

  7. Anne says

    Riley, you brought Paris to us – through the photo’s and a child’s eyes. A sweet ending (a prince asleep in his iron bed). Thank you for words that inspire images and images that inspire love.

    April 21st, 2009 | #

  8. Juliette says

    How lovely to see the angel in my bed!!!!…makes me think about this story of the bears coming back home and finding there bed have been all visited to finally find the little girl with curls a sleep in the ”littelest” bed of them…merci Riley

    April 27th, 2009 | #


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