Travel isn’t always pretty.

It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. — Anthony Bourdain

Rue de Bièvre
Rue Jean du Bellay
Palais Garnier
view from Galeries Lafayette
Galeries Lafayette Paris
Sacré-Coeur from Galeries Lafayette

34 thoughts on “Travel isn’t always pretty.

  1. Great quote from a good man (RIP) – it moves me. That and your photographs make for such a thought- provoking post that I’ve shared it. Thank you. A lot.

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  2. Oh, and so you know what I’m saying about you to others, here’s my text to accompany my share of your post: ‘From a blogger whose street photography I admire and who, more times than not, finds a banging quote to ice that delicious visual cake.’

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  3. So much to find to love in Paris and you’ve done justice to it with your captures of both grandeur set aloft in stone and grandeur acting as the sparkle behind a couple’s quiet moment lost within themselves. Really well done, Tom! A lot of feeling in these 😊 But then, Paris is my fav 😊


  4. Paris HAS broken my heart, but that’s precisely why I love her. Just as I love your images, Tom. Next time you’re on the rue de Bièvre, I highly recommend La Soummam. I spent my last evening in Paris there in May, and everything about it was exquisite. Just like your images. (Have I mentioned how much I love your photography? :))

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