Der Wind zieht durch die offenen Fenster in die Metro. Es ist April und trotzdem macht sich bereits eine ungewohnte Wärme im Untergrund der französischen Hauptstadt breit. Außen hui, innen pfui – ein Sprichwort, welches wohl beim Gedanken an die Pariser U-bahn entstanden ist. Generell ist die Stadt der Liebe und Mode eine, deren Äußeres und Inneres getrennte Wege gehen. Paris – Die Stadt des guten Geschmacks.
Sometimes you just do things – Das Zitat von Scott Jureks Vater ist seit zehn Kilometern mein ständiger Begleiter. Zusammen mit meinen Gel Aktiv 3 Tuben und der Sonne. Wenn ich es nicht besser wüsste, würde ich mich gerade im Juli in Biarritz, statt aktuell in Paris, verorten. Glücklich gescheitert – Marathon Sightseeing in Paris.
In 2012 the three founders of Holstee tried to sum up what success really means to them. Shortly after they published their manifesto it was a real zinger and meanwhile inspired millions of people all around the world to put more effort into their life.
Just a few days after my 28th birthday I was by a fortunate coincidence able to spend two days at my grandma and uncle near Luxembourg. Due by an even more fortunate coincidence Woodkid played a concert that evening at Abbaye de Neumünster.
I expected it to be good but what Yoann Lemoine did has just been awesome. The love and energy he puts into every line and detail of his show gains my respect. The next day I picked up my girlfriend and we spent two days near Cologne and some days near Mannheim before we headed for a day trip to Basel. I’ve never been to that city before but the perfect weather and a spontaneous treasure hunt for Invader’s art works answered for a wonderful day and I hope to be able to visit it again soon.
The next day we headed to the main part of our trip and the fourth and last country – france.
Although maybe not all of you have been to paris everyone knows paris. Wine, friendly people, baguette, croissant, Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, Musée du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and and and… To cut a long story short, it was a blast. I’ve been for the first time on the top of the Eiffel Tower and it’s definitely worth it. If you have the chance to than just go to the top of it. Musée du Louvre is very cool although I more prefer the National Gallery London.
After about three days of art, sightseeing, mussels with cream and enjoying life we left Paris to head back home. During our return journey we also had a short stay at Verdun and Ossuaire de Douaumont. The area has been an important theatre of war during the 1st World War and still reminds you why you should be against war.
Throughout our about 3.300km lasting trip have been so much impressions that it’s still hard to write everything down. Fortunately you’re able to put it all together by recently published stuff on my tumblr, some windows and pictures taken with my by now beloved Minolta CLE.
As I quoted in the beginning travel often therefore I’m already looking for a camping trip to Denmark next week. Booyaka.
Backyard windows inconsiderable like water.
Intransparent like thoughts.
Mirrors of your own fantasies.
Amongst other things I was gifted a short trip to Paris for my 28th birthday. Although it wouldn’t have been my first trip to the city of love I was really looking forward to it.