Paris Photos

December 08th, 2009  | Category: Travel

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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… See those granite paving stones above? I walked on those lovely stones day and night. 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!

You can navigate through the photos by clicking on the blue arrows under each photo.


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  1. 1 - Amanda on December 8th, 2009

    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!

  2. 2 - Sean on December 8th, 2009

    Stunning photos as always, Cenk. It makes me long for Paris.

  3. 3 - Gera @ SweetsFoods on December 8th, 2009

    What a wonderful trip and outstanding photos!! Paris is always so beautiful 🙂



  4. 4 - Thanh on December 9th, 2009

    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.

  5. 5 - Nesrin on December 9th, 2009

    These pictures are amazing. I wish I had been there with you !

  6. 6 - Nevra Sezer on December 9th, 2009

    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,

  7. 7 - Cenk on December 9th, 2009

    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 🙂

  8. 8 - Sarah Alaoui on December 9th, 2009

    This post makes me even more excited to go to France (2 more weeks!!). have to try those caramels : )

  9. 9 - caffettiera on December 10th, 2009

    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!

  10. 10 - Natalia on December 10th, 2009

    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!:)

  11. 11 - Heidi from Savory Tv on December 13th, 2009

    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.

  12. 12 - Cenk on December 13th, 2009

    Heidi – I haven’t been there, but the hot chocolate recipe is very tempting. I’ll give it a try next week.

  13. 13 - Grigri on December 15th, 2009

    I used to live in Paris and now, I miss Paris a lot. Thanks for all the great photos.

  14. 14 - Enigin on December 22nd, 2009

    Great photo, such a pretty walkway…

  15. 15 - Charlene eze on January 4th, 2010

    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?

  16. 16 - Cenk on January 5th, 2010

    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.

  17. 17 - Kelly James on February 23rd, 2010

    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.

  18. 18 - Cenk on February 24th, 2010

    Kelly James – Thanks a lot! Glad to hear you enjoyed.

  19. 19 - mm on June 27th, 2015

    love your site…..please go back to paris [before october2015] i know that your insites will make my visit there quite fab…..thank you

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