Paris is for Lovers

Paris is for Lovers

Paris - City of Love Photo

Long thought of as the city of love, Paris certainly has magical qualities. It seems as though everything you do is shrouded in the glow of romance.

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love

Kissing and cuddling unabashedly, lovers from around the world descend on Paris to get married or perhaps attach a padlock to bridge railings to be ” locked in love forever,” the key is then thrown into the Seine to seal the deal.

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love Photo

The Seine is like a magnet for lovers, drawing them to her and bidding they stay.

Paris - City of Love Photo

And you thought the benches in cemeteries were for the grieving

Paris - City of Love Photo

It’s midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

___the movie Ninotchka

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love Photo

That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.

___Adriana in Midnight in Paris

Paris - City of Love Photo

Paris - City of Love Photo

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.

___Honoré de Balzac

Paris - City of Love Photo

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast

___Ernest Hemingway

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. A terrific post! The first photo is especially striking.

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  2. Great set of this wonderful town (I live nearby) but I hope love is everywhere 😉
    (my favorites are the last one, the one at the cemetery and the one on Louvre )
    Have a nice sunday

    1. Thanks Sophie. Ia am happy you enjoyed the post.

  3. Wow Ron, I may nominate you for a Voyeur award on this one LOL. You sure caught lots of action on your visit. So sad to see what Paris looked like this past week versus the lovely shots you captured during your visit. Nicely done.

    1. Thanks, I think. When we were there in September everyone, it seemed, was in love, and unbasadily so. The post had been scheduled for some time and a almost pulled it because of recent events. But then thought all the more reason to post it. As always, thanks Tuma.

  4. Wonderful photos. After all that’s been happening in Paris the last few days, its a nice reminder of what a wonderful city it is.

    1. A thought a reminder of the paris we love and will love again may be apropos.

  5. Wonderful captures, Ron. Thanks for this amazing photo collection, reminding me of the Paris we all love.

    1. Certainly a Paris of a happier time. And I believe it will be again. Thanks Sylvia.

  6. This is a beautiful theme ~ and with this series of photos I could not help but smile and feel great… As you perfectly state: “everything you do is shrouded in the glow of romance” and any place in the world that can do that is some place special. This series will have me smiling for a while ~ great shots Ron and such a perfect look at this city.

    1. After recent events I thought a reminder of what Paris is to many of us would be timely. Thanks for your kind words Randall.

  7. Another beautiful series Ron! The couple in the gallery and the last shot of the old couple are standouts for me 🙂

    1. Thanks, Madhu. I included the older couple as a reminder for Lynne and me one of these days.

  8. Gorgeous pictures of the city I live in right now. Magnificent quotes, much needed today. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. Those images take on a new meaning since recent events. Thank you for reminding me, too.

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