I am not a morning person, however when I travel for work I seem to turn into one, especially when I find a good cafe in Paris. There is something magical about mornings in a place that is not home. On a beach the birds are active as the sun rises and there is a powerful energy in the air. In a forest the morning mist slowly dissipates as the sun beams pierce through the tree tops. In the big city there is the metaphoric calm before the storm as slowly people head on in to their jobs. At first there is just the odd sound of a passing car and slowly, almost imperceptibly the music of the city’s sounds all come together for another day’s symphony of urban noise.
One Particular Cafe in Paris
It was raining in Paris this early morning as I was wandering around in an un-caffeinated state in search of 2 things. Some great photo opportunities and coffee! There are so many of these typical Parisian cafes that I couldn’t stop to photograph all of them. Le Cafe Rive Droite in particular was one cafe in Paris that made me stop and take notice though. I just loved the way the colours danced on the reflective surface of wet cobblestone. Being that it was Christmas time the added tones of blue in the decorative trees on the awning made for a nice touch too. While I could have done with out the rain the rest of the day, I’m happy to have had the chance to get this shot. I could have used a few more coffees as well.
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