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Photo Essay: Autumn in Paris in Black and White, Part Two

Tomorrow is the start of my spring holidays in Australia and I’m so excited. I can’t stop smiling at the thought of sleeping in and indulging in random creative projects that I don’t have time for during the work week. Yay!!!

So things will be quiet around here until the second week of October while I get some much needed rest.

Until then I will leave you with one more series of black and white photos from an Autumn stroll through Paris.

Like this splendid bicycle that begs to be unlocked and driven to the nearest market, its basket filled to overflowing with fresh flowers, crusty bread, and an array of perfectly ripe fruits and veggies.


I love Parisian parks in Autumn, their broad pathways carpeted with crunchy leaves and lined with benches perfect for writing, musing and people-watching.



One of my favorite places to walk is along the Seine, watching artists of every imaginable race and background capturing the beauties of Paris with brushes and pencils.



I like wandering through old churches, around old buildings, admiring the exquisitely beautiful statues standing serenely in parks and alcoves.

And is there anything more inspiring that scouring the numerous bookstalls along the Seine, fingering old tomes, leafing through art books, music scores, and French novels looking for treasures.

Wishing you a beautiful Spring or Autumn, wherever you are. xo

“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning,
a painful sweetness,
a longing that makes him stand motionless,
looking at the leaves or grass,
and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
John Galsworthy

Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.”
George Eliot

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  • Andrea and John

    Such an amazing city! Enjoy your rest =)

    • Krista

      It sure is, Andrea, and I sure will!!! :-)

  • Andi Perullo, L.Ac.

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

    • Krista

      Thank you, dear Andi. :-) I’m so glad you like them. :-)

  • thefisherlady

    lovely artist’s painting!

    • Krista

      Isn’t she good, Susan? :-) I really enjoyed watching her work. :-)

  • Sommer J


    • Krista

      Thank you, Sommer. :-)

  • Mary@One Perfect Bite

    What wonderful pictures! I loved this post and hope you get that much needed rest. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, Mary. :-) It’s been two days thus far and I am enjoying every minute of it. :-)

  • Jeanne Horak

    Oh I adore those booksellers on the riverbank…

    • Krista

      Aren’t they wonderful, @google-76b7f5617f998f38e3daf83409eb82fb:disqus :-) One of my very favorite spots. :-)

  • Faith

    You have done a wonderful job of really capturing the essence of autumn in your lovely photos, Krista! I would love to see Paris this time of year!

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, dear Faith! :-) I hope to return for Autumn one day too. Perhaps next year? :-)

  • Breanne Mosher

    So beautiful! Enjoy your rest and your refreshment…they are so good for the soul. XO

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, Breanne! I am loving every moment of it. :-)

  • TuulaR

    Oh, I really love this series Krista…you captured the spirit of the city, and the season, so well. My absolute favorite is of the women painting Notre Dame, just beautiful!

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, dear Tuula. That’s my favorite photo too. :-)

  • LindyLou Mac

    Lovely reminders of how much I enjoyed Paris, many years ago now.

    • Krista

      I’m so glad the photos brought back good memories for you, Linda. :-) xo

  • Jamie

    Beautiful! I always love seeing Paris through other people’s eyes as mine are always so jaded. Your photos make me want to go back and slowly stroll through the streets. ANd they also make me want to shoot more in black and white.

    • Krista

      I’m so glad to hear that, Jamie. :-) If I’d been there as many times as you, no doubt I’d feel rather jaded as well! I’d love to see your black and white pics. :-)

  • Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine

    I love Paris! Like New York City there is no other place like it in the world.

    Enjoy your down time.

    • Krista

      Thank you so much, Velva. :-) I would love to explore NYC one day. :-)

  • SpicieFoodie

    Ah Paris! I lived there for a year and it just wasn’t long enough. Your photos are beautiful and truly capture the spirit. I hope you are enjoying your holidays.

    • Krista

      What a fantastic experience, SpicieFoodie! :-) Thank you so much. :-)

  • Ayngelina

    I always love your black and white series, the photos are gorgeous.

    • Krista

      Thank you, Ayngelina! I love them too. I think European cities are so beautiful in black and white. :-)

  • Margo Millure

    stunning! Makes me want to go right NOW.

    • Krista

      Thank you, @google-2a9dde44113d4c20ffe43b4a6977074a:disqus :-) I want to go too!!! xo

  • Jacqueline_at_Bliss

    Oh YES. Right now. Let’s go!
    ps Glad to hear that your vacation on the home front has been filled with all things wonderful and productive. Happy re-planting … sigh … but abundance will surely follow this time!

    • Krista

      I just went to check on my recovering garden today and you’re right, dear @Jacqueline_at_Bliss:disqus , it is ABUNDANT!!! :-) I’m so happy. :-)

  • Ayelet – All Colores

    I want to sit on this bench to write!

    • Krista

      It is perfect for that, @0fc123c6eec7f205cb5913bb6aee9b4f:disqus :-)

  • Mia Persephone

    Ouch!!!That is gorgeous…My next trip 2 France will be in the FAll,which,by the way,is my favorite season …You,ROCK,Krista !!!