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Day 314: Postcards from a Brocante.

When I first came to Paris, I had a scorching case of camera shyness where I never wanted to take pictures in fear of being outed as a foreigner...or worst..a <gasp> tourist! I don't know why I cared so much. I guess I just wanted to fit in and give the impression that I was a busy Parisienne, out and about and didn't take into account that the second I opened my mouth, the jig would be up. My accent reveals all.

Now that those days are over and I have grown into myself here, I can always be found with a huge camera around my neck, getting into nooks and crannies to get a shot of something that caught my eye. While cleaning out my apartment the other day, I came across a memory card from last year full of forgotten photos, including these pictures taken at one of my favorite Brocantes (flea market) on rue de Bretagne.

Now that spring has arrived and being outside is preferable to holing up inside, I look forward to all of the outdoor treats that the city will have to offer! Now get off the computer and get out of the house! Il fait trop beau!

Bon week-end à tous!











10 comments:

  1. I always felt the same way living in Spain. I love to take pictures of everything and I always have my big camera with me, but then I never want people to think that I am a tourist. I am finally getting over it now!

    That flea market looks great!

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    1. Aren't you glad that your camera shyness is gone? I am because I love your photos! Keep snapping Miss Liz!

      Glad that I was able to help you in the e-mail. I look forward to your blog posts a Paris!

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  2. So, here I am ignoring your advice - my husband and our visitors are at the flea market and I'm inside on the computer on this gorgeous day!

    I'm glad that you had your camera with you when you went to the market because you got some great shots of some funky finds.

    And it's so true - Paris has so many treats to offer outdoors. We're headed over to the Parc Monceau later this afternoon. I hope that you're having a great weekend. We missed you while hunting for treasure at the Louvre on Friday night!

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    1. It's tempting to stay in, especially when a huge portion of our lives are on line with this blogging thing. The warm weather has been forcing me to get out...that and my apartment is really hot!

      I missed you guys on Friday night too! It looks like you all really bonded and that you all had a blast! I can't wait to read your posts about THATLou! #nopressure : )

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  3. Hi Ella, I only recentlt found your blog,your FB page and your Pinterestpage, and I love them all, they are very inspiring...Thanks for sharing your thougths and your pictures...
    Have a nice Sunday..
    Hug from Amsterdam
    Erna

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    1. Hi Erna! Welcome and thank you!

      I'm glad you like the blog and that I offer some form of inspiration. That means so much to me.

      I hope you too have a nice weekend. : )

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  4. it's crazy how winter disappeared so fast in Paris this year. It's weird to see everyone running around in t-shirts when a week ago it was jacket and scarves.

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    1. Seriously!! It's summer already! And I love that it's getting dark at like 8:30!

      Spring is amazing here but I have experienced two summers and have yet to be impressed. I was so cold last year and the year before! I'm crossing my fingers that we have a warmer summer.

      How are you, Miss?

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  5. I have experienced those same "summers" and I agree that the weather here is horrible and that is why Paris is famous for it's spring, even though "springtime in paris" weather is nothing special compared to other places. I think you have to suffer through winter (and summer apparently) to appreciate a nice day. I haven't gone swimming once here without being freezing cold and miserable.

    I am in the middle of moving so I have two trashed apartments I should be sorting out but I'm lacking motivation.

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  6. Those flea market finds look soo amazing! Except that first matryoshka, she looks annoyed... haha.
    I love bringing my camera with me everywhere, but I did experience some shutterbug shyness when I was in Czech because my friends had told me that everyone wants money and I didn't want to pay someone on a public street because they were in my shot...#Imacrazyamericanlikethat

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