September 11, 2013

Ten on Ten: September

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I can’t believe it’s been an entire month since my first Ten on Ten in August! This month’s version is pretty special to me since it shows just how my daily life has changed in such a short period of time. Last month, I started my Ten on Ten on a hot summer morning (ok, it was almost noon by the time I got up) in Grenoble. I took a leisurely stroll to the market, had lunch, hung out with my cat, took another walk in my neighbourhood and finished the day off with my tripod in the city center.

Yesterday, I woke up bright and early in my new apartment. I had a squishy metro ride on my way to work and after a very long day, I took a walk through the 2nd arrondissement to finally take some photos. I work on a really lively street where the restaurants and bars were full even on a Tuesday evening. The weather in Paris turned crisp (aka pretty cold) in a matter of days, so I was hoping that my stubborn commitment to the Ten on Ten wouldn’t result in a cold on the 11th.

9:15 am

Yes, I was a bit late getting out the door in the morning, but the nice thing about working a lot is that you can come in a bit late as well, when you realize that most of your clothes need extreme ironing.

I finally live in the city with the most iconic metro signs!

Paris France Metro

8:03 pm

See? I told you I work late. On my way back home, the cafés were still full with happy-go-lucky people who probably get to work earlier and can therefore enjoy more of their evenings. Pf! I prefer extra sleep.

Paris France cafe Sentier

8:05 pm

Could this be the chandelier of a 5 star restaurant? Nope, it’s the chandelier of a hair salon (also probably 5 stars).

Paris France coiffure Sentier chandelier

8:07 pm

This street has everything, even a good old-fashioned candy store.

Paris France Sentier

8:09 pm

Ever since I moved to Paris, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the sky (probably because I have an apartment where I can actually see the sky from my terrace, and not just a small glimpse between buildings).

Paris France Sentier

8:11 pm

I’m still walking down the same street and every time that I pass this giant snail, I have to smile.

Paris France Paris France

8:14 pm

That’s the photo at the very top of the post. It’s just in front of the Pompidou Center. I normally don’t take this scenic route back home, but that’s what the Ten on Ten is for – to snap you out of your daily routine and start noticing all the beautiful things around you.

8:28 pm

A few blocks away from the Pompidou Center is the Hotel de Ville, which is quite majestic, especially when lit up (which I found out happens at 8:30 pm).

Ten on Ten Paris France Hotel de Ville

8:29 pm

Ten on Ten Paris France Hotel de Ville

8:32 pm

Ten on Ten Paris France Hotel de Ville

As a reminder, the Ten on Ten project was started by French Lily and the rules are simple: just take 10 photos on the 10th of every month.

Rendez-vous sur Hellocoton !


  1. Marie-Charlotte

    September 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    joli Ten on Ten Eliz, ton premier à Paris ;)

    • admin

      September 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm — Reply

      Merci ! C’est dommage que je n’avais pas plus de temps à le faire, mais je vais essayer pour le mois prochain.

  2. fromside2side

    September 12, 2013 at 5:41 am — Reply

    superbe .. et la confiserie trop belle

    • admin

      September 12, 2013 at 8:02 am — Reply

      Merci :)

  3. grenobloise

    September 12, 2013 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Great captures Lisa! So majestic and serene (I love how you show Paris sans crowds). I love that I can get a glimpse of your new daily life in Paris. I just want to see more and more! (I hope I remember to try 10 on 10 next month.)

    • admin

      September 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      Thanks! Glad you like the photos :) You should definitely try the Ten on Ten. I actually almost forgot and had to run back up to my apartment to get my camera, but I’m very happy that I did.

  4. Anastasiia

    September 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    Yeah, these metro signs are just amazing!

  5. Kate Hall

    September 13, 2013 at 10:39 am — Reply

    I love this! I recognise a few of the places in your pictures too and it made me feel a little home sick. It’s surprising how homesick I feel for somewhere I only lived for 9 months of my life.

    Gosh, you are just going to have the best time living in Paris.

    • admin

      September 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm — Reply

      I get that feeling for all the places where I’ve lived. Oh nostalgia!

  6. voyageur33

    September 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm — Reply

    Superbe, ça fait plaisir de revoir Paris, j’ai habité 3 ans rue du Bourg Tibourg, à 100 mètres de l’Hôtel de Ville

    • admin

      September 18, 2013 at 12:14 am — Reply

      Merci :) Wow, tu habitais vraiment au centre. Chanseuse ! Moi, j’habite un peu plus loin, mais j’essaie de me promener souvent dans le centre ville pour prendre des photos.

  7. Laulinea ☺ (@Laulinea)

    September 26, 2013 at 7:57 am — Reply

    Bravo ! Ton Ten on Ten est superbe !

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