Photo Gallery: A Tribute to Paris

The world watched in horror as the tragedy unfolded on the streets of Paris on Friday evening. It is unimaginable and incomprehensible that something of this magnitude could happen to Paris. For many of us, Paris is – and will always be – a city of timeless beauty, charm, elegance, romance, culture and arts. Violent bloodshed, senseless massacre, fears, angers, sadness have nothing to do with Paris. Never.

The photos in this gallery remind us of the true Paris, not the Paris that has been shown on the news lately. Taken this past summer (August 2015), these photos show the City of Light during daytime, and in the evening when the city comes to life and is full of joie de vivre. The Paris that we all love.

Paris Plages - sandy beaches along the Seine - first opened in 2002.  The beaches are extremely popular with Parisians and visitors during the summer months.
Paris Plages - sandy beaches along the Seine - first opened in 2002. The beaches are extremely popular with Parisians and visitors during the summer months. | Source
Bubbles maker on a public square.
Bubbles maker on a public square. | Source
Paris street scene through the glass window of a café.
Paris street scene through the glass window of a café. | Source
Cruise boats on the left bank of the river.
Cruise boats on the left bank of the river. | Source
Paris at sunset.
Paris at sunset. | Source
Under the Arc de Triomphe.
Under the Arc de Triomphe. | Source
Beach volleyball in front of Hotel de Ville.
Beach volleyball in front of Hotel de Ville. | Source
Sitting in a sidewalk café.
Sitting in a sidewalk café. | Source
Traffic time on Pont Saint-Michel.
Traffic time on Pont Saint-Michel. | Source
Paris by night: Rue de la Huchette near Gibert Jeune bookstore.
Paris by night: Rue de la Huchette near Gibert Jeune bookstore. | Source
Restaurant Le Depart Saint Michel across from Saint Michel Metro.
Restaurant Le Depart Saint Michel across from Saint Michel Metro. | Source
After the sunset.
After the sunset. | Source
Paris' most iconic structure Eiffel Tower glows at night.
Paris' most iconic structure Eiffel Tower glows at night. | Source

ABOUT THIS HUB

The author lived in Paris on-and-off between 1987 and 1992. He recently came back to visit this wonderful city in summer of 2015.

All photos were taken by the author with an Olympus Stylus TG-630 iHS digital camera.

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Copyright © 2015 Viet Doan (punacoast)

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Gina Welds-Hulse 12 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

Beautiful! Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and may we continue to pray for the people of Paris, and the world, in general.


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bdegiulio 12 months ago from Massachusetts

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.


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sujaya venkatesh 12 months ago

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