FRANCE. Paris. 2014.
Fourth day in Paris = about time I put up a post! I’ve been experimenting with geometry lately, so no real spur-of-the-moment or movement-oriented shots here. The place I’m staying is around 20 minutes by public transport to where I have class, but day two onward I’ve taken to walking instead (it’s a nice distance and not at all too complicated). In general Paris seems pretty navigable on foot. And thanks to the secondhand compact camera I managed to pick up just before I left, I’m no longer lugging around a heavy SLR on lighter walks. Photos 1, 3, 4, and 6 were taken with the compact.
Upon arrival I’ve adjusted into an unfortunate sleep schedule due to a few impending deadlines, but otherwise, all is good. The only problem I have thus far is that the grocery store and bakery are a 15-minute walk from the dorms, and in the time it takes me to get back I manage to nibble through half of my baguette. In general life I’m getting by in everyday interactions with the abysmal French I have; in terms of coursework, the shift from philosophy to a more facts-based history has been an interesting one. But above all I appreciate that I don’t feel harried here. It’s okay to take my time (as long as I’m respectful of yours), chill a little, sit on the banks of the Seine without feeling as if I should always be on the move. A nice break from what’s been the most hectic six months in a long, long time. Life is interesting again, so I guess I’m settling in.