Tuesday, October 5, 2010

An early start

6 a.m. Can’t sleep (thanks, Milo). What do you do?

Walk the dark, sleepy streets of Paris.

Admire the rosy streets lights.

Again and again.

Wonder about all the guests sleeping inside the Crillon.

Pause for a moment to dream about the jewels in Place Vendome.

Go window shopping.

Stop for a croissant.

Hmmmm... or a pain au chocolat?

And watch everyone else start their days.

(Morning, world.)


  1. Walk in a sleepy Paris listening to "Il est 5 heures Paris s'éveille", the best morning ever !

    Enjoy your day (even if it's raining today, again !)


  2. What a lovely way to spend part of a sleepless night:)

    Say, how long are you planning to stay in Paris?


  3. What a fabulous post. Thanks so much.

  4. I never like having to get up early, when it is still dark ! but for a walk in Paris, I think I would be happy to do it.
    Buen dia, mi amiga !

  5. I always love being up early before anyone else and having the streets all to myself. It's a very magical time of day. Especially when the morning is dark and you get those lovely warm pools of light to punctuate the gloom. But good gloom!

  6. Glad you guys enjoyed my early morning tour! At least my thwarted sleeping attempts weren't for naught. Flore, next time, j'ecoute de Jacques!

    Duchesse, I'm here until the New Year. So now it's a matter of duking it out with the shorter, colder days.

  7. Milo has enhanced ms hills lovely works of art

  8. Wow, you are so cool. I do not have the energy to get out of bed at 6 AM and wander the streets - even if I am awake! But these dreamy photos make me wonder why I don't. Thanks, Amy. Lovely post!

  9. Hope you get some sleep my dear!! xo Erica

  10. Wonderful shots!
    I love Paris at night when it's just you and the lights...
    Dreamy post.

  11. Great pics!:) Lovely to see in early morning.I share your love for Paris!! (£all things French!) xx