Seeing as I am an Aries, a Spring baby, a deep feeler of the seasons and especially the accompanying feeling of the rebirth right around my birthday, I am always joyously happy to be places where Spring is in full bloom. A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to experience three Springs because of my travels from the early-budding USA to Paris, and on to Amsterdam. It was absolutely wonderful to feel such freshness in the air. Once again, I’m back in Paris for Spring, having spent the bulk of the wintertime with my family in the U.S. I am so inspired by color and new life, that this is always an ideal time for me to be in Paris.

The above photo is from a few Springs ago when the magnolia trees were in full bloom all over the city. It was taken somewhere between the 16th arrondissement and the Jardin des Tuileries… I can’t quite remember.

The photo below was taken one day while I wandered around Les Halles (long before all of the current construction). If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s not exactly the ideal time to visit since they are currently redoing Les Halles. However, the beautiful Église Saint-Eustache is still open and magnificent even with trucks and scaffolding surrounding it. (Note the Vélib’ bikes in the foreground!)

Paris, France, Eustache