Morning in Paris with Travel Blogger Ainsley About the World

Morning in Paris with Travel Blogger Ainsley About the World

Weekday mornings in Paris are an odd mélange of city noises and stunning quiet.

It all depends on where you are, of course. Metro stations are a constant stream of people, few chatting as they mostly wear headphones or read a book. Packed trains empty for a second or two before filling again with a new crowd of people heading to put in a day’s work.

The Trocadéro (from which many Instagrammers seek to get the quintessential Parisian self-portrait) is filled with a different kind of hustle and bustle, one made up of tourists who’ve tried to beat the midday crowds. Photographers and their portrait clients cycle through the usual spots: the steps, the fountain, the second set of steps, and so on.

Just a few streets away, however, one can find themselves in a secret Paris – a quiet escape hidden in plain sight.

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Ainsley and I met virtually in a Facebook group for female travelers. We’re both photographers and decided it would be fun to exchange photos with one another. A native New Zealander, Ainsley now lives and works in Paris (jealousssssss), so she was privy to this spot just a stone’s throw away from the busy Trocadéro. Free of people and, for the most part, cars, we had a spectacular view all to ourselves. (Also: bloody hell, what I wouldn’t give to live in one of these apartments.)

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You see this tree? This wonderful bright pink flowering tree? Absolute perfection to a couple of photographers who love sunshine and color.

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Morning in Paris wouldn’t be complete without a bit of carbs and coffee. At Carette I ate a croissant the size of my fist and sipped un crème. Ainsley took her coffee black as I usually do, but this chilly overcast morning called for something a little bit creamier.

Sitting at a café and chatting with a new acquaintance makes me feel like I’m also an ex-pat living in Paris, until I come back to reality when Ainsley is off to run errands and I, the visitor, decide to take a stroll through the Musée d’Orsay. It’s easy to forget that living in Paris isn’t the same as visiting; I don’t have to do laundry or buy groceries or any other mundane task that I usually put off when I’m at home. Still, it doesn’t make me feel better about having to leave the next day. A week in Paris is just never enough.

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You can visit Ainsley’s travel blog at Ainsley About the World, or find her on Instagram at @ainsleyabouttheworld.

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