as i sit here typing, more snow is falling in paris! given that this is a bit of a rarity here, i’ve decided to share some of my favorite images from the week. (all shot by me!)
according to my parisian family, there hasn’t been significant snow in paris in 3 years! i am truly lucky that the sky decided this was the year.
to celebrate the occasion, i took to the streets wednesday morning and started photographing. the city was the quietest i’ve ever heard it, reminding me of new york city in the snow.
already, paris is beautiful. topped with a fluffy cushion of white, it’s just enchanting.
since i live close(ish) to the eiffel tower, i headed over to champ de mars, the huge green space in front of the tower, to get some images of the snow-crusted landmark.
the snow had just stopped and it was early enough that the white blanket was still intact!
one of the best parts of this snowfall was watching other people experience it. i have classmates at school who walked through snow for the first time this week. as we butchered a chicken on wednesday in class, my friend saw his first snowflakes! talk about ideal 😜.
the toddlers from the preschool next to my house excitedly played in the snow all wednesday, most of them seeing snow for the first time! i dodged snowballs on the way home from school tuesday night.
the whole event has made me feel like a true kid, the way only snow can.
and i couldn’t resist a foodie pic in the snow. are we surprised??
to end: the less glamorous side of parisian snow. somehow, i still think it’s beautiful!
i’m currently working on a valentine’s day post that features many of the chocolates i’ve been making in pastry this trimester. tune into the blog this sunday for the feature!
happy weekend everyone. xx
all photography by catherine o’donnell/foodstuffs.