I realize I hadn’t posted pictures of my last trip to paris (besides these photos of taxidermy and these photos from pitchfork paris with bon iver). I didn’t shoot a lot, mainly places and moments that are familiar to me; have meaning for me for how invisible they can seem. These places normally live halfway around the world from me and my life in Los Angeles, but when I’m back in Paris, they feel so familiar and real and timeless that I wonder how I live without them so much of the time.

Images, more or less:
The crumbling stairwell and details and views around the apartment where I have my earliest memories and a place that has not changed in 3o years.
The fantastic blue ish light.
Fantastic real butter.
The Jardins des Plantes where I visit my favorite greenhouse, a lalanne sculpture and is also where I like to walk and people watch.
Palais Royale where my grandmother has the smallest shop in Paris–she sells music boxes and the shop makes a special cameo appearance in this local natives video.
My grandfather.
Walking with my family after a long lunch through the arcade of trees in Palais Royale
A plant-filled window I always loved in place des vosges.


8 Responses to “paris”

  1. Jaque says:

    Your photos are amazing!
    I will come back to see all of them!

  2. Natasha says:

    These photos are so beautiful, I could cry!

  3. Linda says:

    Hello Laure
    I have found your blog through a photo on Pinterest. Your photos are beautiful.

    I have identical twin little girls who are 8.
    I am redoing their bedrooms to make them more individual and more big girl in style. At the moment they each have a bedroom side by side but identical in all aspects.

    One of my daughters loves everything Parisian. After I returned from a trip to Paris two years ago she fell in love.
    When I asked her how she wanted her room she said,” I want Paris!”

    She wants something similar in style to what a little girl in Paris might have.

    Any ideas that you might share with me would be greatly appreciated.

    (Here is a link to a nursery I belie e you photographed and featured on Pinterest )

    Thank you again,

  4. Natalie says:

    Hey Laure,

    I just stumbled across your blog and think that your photos are beautiful. You capture the mundane so well! I have really good memories of Paris too… I love noticing all the details and intricacies of the city, the stuff beyond the flashy exterior, and it seems like you’ve done just that.

  5. Munya says:

    Hi Laure,

    I’ve been a fan of your blog for awhile. These pictures are lovely- I had no idea it was your grandmother who has the music box shop behind the Palais Royale. I used to live in Paris and I stumbled on that shop one day-I love that tiny shop. If there is more than one or two people in the store, it is nearly impossible to open the door but that’s what makes it unique! My mother bought a beautiful wooden (wind-up) “merry-go-round” that she keeps on the kitchen table to entertain guests.

    Thank you for sharing these pictures and bringing back some memories to me.

  6. BON+JOUR says:

    Oh, this just made me daydreaming about Paris…

  7. Rebecca says:

    I just found your blog through Kate Miss, I love your photography!
    I live and Paris and I very well know your grandmother’s lovely shop (I used to live about 5 minutes from the Palais Royal), it’s so random and funny to link you two!

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