Paris is… in photos and a poem

Paris skyline,

Paris skyline,

Paris is a city that inspires.

It inspires artists and authors, photographers, philosophers and poets.

It also inspired Solo Traveler reader Judy Tate. She wrote this poem and has kindly shared it with us.

Here is her poem – following it are 10 photos of Paris.

Saint-Germain-en-Laye

so here i am by a château on a plateau

from the edge of the grounds past phalanxes of box trees you can see Paris

cobble-stones lure me to centre-ville where i know

of a store that sells everything from baguettes to scarves

too late for the marché and i am craving an orange or a mango

inside i slow zig-zag a path through the women’s fashion and there is

at the foodmarket’s entrance a sudden samba and it seems à propos

to dance the small man in all white behind the fromages and saucisses

laughs steps out to join me with “Elle danse bien, elle danse bien, non?”

and i move toward the colours of sweetness

i have one afternoon to roam

and i haven’t seen the birthplace of Debussy

10/13 j tate barlow

Paris is cheese.

Paris is fine cheese.

Paris is The Louvre.

Paris is The Louvre.

Paris is the Shoah Memorial.

Paris is the Shoah Memorial.

Paris is the Champs-Élysées.

Paris is the Champs-Élysées.

Paris is lining up at a patisserie.

Paris is lining up at a patisserie.

Paris is Notre Dame de Paris.

Paris is Notre Dame de Paris.

Paris is the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris is the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris is shopping at the market.

Paris is buying fresh food at the market.

Paris is the Egyptian obelisk Place de la Concorde

Paris is the Egyptian obelisk at the Place de la Concorde

Paris is, of course, the Eiffel Tower

Paris is, of course, the Eiffel Tower

  • Bradleydanielelliot

    leisure foods.

  • Trisha Andrus

    I can’t wait! Thanks Janice!