I must be the only person who visited Paris for a week, ate insane amounts of caramel au beurre salé , smeared salted butter on everything imaginable and still lost 5 pounds. Where did all that caramel go? I’ve spent a small fortune on those caramels and I’ve got nothing to show. I melted just like the mango passion fruit caramels at Denise Acabo’s shop did in my mouth. Maybe I should move to Paris, too.
Actually, I know why. I walked from 9 am to 9 pm, everyday for 7 days, almost always on a sugar high with a 10-pound backpack (camera, lenses, caramels au beurre salé, chocolate, more caramel au beurre salé…). And you know what else? I still couldn’t finish visiting all the places on my list.
I’ll tell you all about my delicious adventures later in the week. Until then, here are some photos I took during my trip – after the jump. Enjoy!
I did the same thing!! I ate nutella crepes every day,and downed a baguette with cheese for lunch yet still managed to drop a couple of pounds. It’s the European way!
Stunning photos as always, Cenk. It makes me long for Paris.
Gera @ SweetsFoods
What a wonderful trip and outstanding photos!! Paris is always so beautiful 🙂
So that’s the secret to why French woman don’t get fat, they eat caramels.
Great photos. I dream of one day going to Paris, looks so nice.
Did you eat any macarons from Laduree, I can’t wait to try those.
These pictures are amazing. I wish I had been there with you !
My Dear, I simply wish that you get to travel to all the cities I’ve been to, I want to go to, and to ones I don’t even know they exist; take photos the way you do, so that you can share and continue to awe, inspire us all. You are amazing. Big kiss,
Nevra – That is such a sweet comment. Thank you!
Thanh – The line at Laduree was unbelievable. I hate waiting in lines, so I didn’t get to taste their macarons. But I did taste Pierre Herme’s macarons and they were out of this world.
Nesrin, Gera, Sean – Thank you.
Amanda – I guess it is 🙂
This post makes me even more excited to go to France (2 more weeks!!). have to try those caramels : )
Wow! I was planning as well a trip to Paris in this time, but I had to postpone it: can’t wait for it. Paris is the only town I felt in love with at first sight, as soon as I got off the train at la gare the Lyon for the first time.
I almost felt like I was there through your pictures. Thanks!
I’ve just discovered your blog a few days ago, and I’m reading every post you ever made, such is the way your photography and cooking draws me.Greetings from Argentina!:)
Heidi from Savory Tv
Absolutely stunning. Photos 5 and 7 taken at night are my favorites! We most recently were given a hot chocolate recipe from an employee of Angelina’s Cafe, next to the Louvre, have you been there? It’s a famous tea house and bakery, just a stones throw away from the museum. http://www.savory.tv/2009/12/12/paris-hot-chocolate-recipe/
Heidi – I haven’t been there, but the hot chocolate recipe is very tempting. I’ll give it a try next week.
I used to live in Paris and now, I miss Paris a lot. Thanks for all the great photos.
Great photo, such a pretty walkway…
I stumbled upon your site when I was researching Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream. I am a fan of David Lebovitz too.
I’ve visited Paris thrice before but have never seen it captured in pictures as gorgeous and artistic as yours. Keep posting!
You are a talented photographer with a great eye for detail. What camera did you use?
Charlene – Many thanks for your kind words! I took the photos with Canon 5D mark 2. I had two lenses with me: 50 mm f1.4 and 24-70 mm f2.8.
You just transported me from my job as a pastry chef in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Paris! Thank you for the photos, they made my day. You are a brilliant photographer.
Kelly James – Thanks a lot! Glad to hear you enjoyed.
love your site…..please go back to paris [before october2015] i know that your insites will make my visit there quite fab…..thank you