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March 22, 2016

Welcoming Spring

Musée de l'Orangerie by Dear Laura Jardin des Tuileries by Dear Laura Jardin du Palais-Royal by Dear Laura Jardin des Tuileries by Dear LauraJardin des Tuileries by Dear Laura Musée de l'Orangerie by Dear Laura
After weeks of wind, rain and hail (and just a bit of snow), it started feeling like spring in Paris and I couldn't be more excited. Still a bit cold, but oh-so-sunny! A couple of friends and I went for a walk around the first arrondissement to enjoy the sun for a bit and then visited the Musée de l'Orangerie. It's located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens near the Place de la Concorde and is home to 8 Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet (Les Nymphéas). The museum recently lifted its ban on photography after the french minister posted photos of paintings she took at the museum on Instagram, so I made sure to take my camera with me and share some photos with you on the blog! If you're coming to Paris soon, make sure to check-out this museum. Definitely worth the visit.

The museum is open from 9am to 6pm everyday except for Tuesdays. For more information, please visit www.musee-orangerie.fr

March 10, 2016

Clearest Blue

Passerelle Debilly by Dear LauraPasserelle Debilly by Dear Laura
I was looking through the photos I took these past two months, and found these from an afternoon walk on the Passerelle Debilly. It's a footbridge in the 7th arrondissement near the Eiffel Tower and I remember it was so cold that day, I could barely feel my fingers. It's still pretty cold in Paris, but flowers are starting to blossom all around the city and it's making me so excited for spring and warm weather!

March 7, 2016

Bordeaux Photo Diary

Bordeaux by Dear Laura Bordeaux by Dear Laura
I know, I know, I did it again. I promised more blogging, and then disappeared for a whole month. The truth is, it’s hard to run a blog, manage social media, retouch and edit photos, all while working on your master's degree in artificial intelligence. It can get overwhelming at times, so please excuse the hiatuses and irregular posting. In my last post, I promised to share my photos from Bordeaux, so here they are!

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