February 27, 2010

From Paris with XOXO

Day two in the most beautiful city in the world:  I woke up yesterday to rain and stormy skys and climed right back into my warm bed.  The time difference is a little hard to adjust to, but with no kids waking me up at night and a quiet house, I've had the best sleep of my life.  Our villa is beautiful.  It overlooks a golf course and even though we are still in winter, things seem so much greener than Utah, it feels like spring.  The storm passed and the sun came out.  We can open all the windows to a perfect cool breeze in the afternoon.  I've had a slew of really wild dreams.  I woke up in the middle of the night and forced myself not to go back to sleep, because I was scared I'd have the same dream.  If I explained to what my dream was, it wouldn't seem scray at all, but I was really scared when I woke up!
Paris is a lot like New York.  Once you figure out how to use the trains, buses and subways you can go anywhere.  It takes about 40 minutes to get to downtown Paris from our Villa.  Our first stop yesterday was just outside of the Moulin Rouge...we walked from our stop up to Sacre Coure.  We climbed up a massive set of stairs to overlook the whole city of Paris.  We ate our lunch on the steps of the cathedral with a mix of locals and tourists from all over the world,while being enertained with Bob Marley and Mana.  It was magical.  Teena was sitting on the other side of me and in trueTeena fashion was gone trying to commnicate with someone, a very cute local guy.  She spent a half an hour or so talking to him and knew no more about him at the end, than in the beginning.  So many people said that EVERYONE speaks english, I have found this TOTALLY UNTRUE.  I've tried English and Spanish and even a few French sentences and I get NO WHERE. It makes me laugh......people are so kind and try so hard to understand, but it's like talking "baby." 
We left to the Louvre and due to our schedule for the rest of the trip I had to litterally run through it. When I come back I vow to spend at LEAST one whole day just in the Louvre.  We got a glimps of the Eiffel Tower glittering and then headed home.
We are just now getting ready to head out to the shoot.  Our location has changed, so we will see how it goes.  I'm so excited.  I've been shooting constantly and still feel like I haven't even started to capture the slightest bit of how AMAZING this whole experience has been!  Wish me luck!!!  Bon Jour ALL!!!

9 comments:

Hi! My name is Janet. said...

the louvre is awesome, to be sure. but l'orangerie is the best! To best appreciate them both, take in the louvre first, then take in l'orangerie. It's a refreshing breath of fresh air (and it's on the grounds of the louvre, just a separate building).

Willy Happy Mama said...

Wishing you pleasant dreams tonight and a wonderful trip! Can't wait to see the pictures. Soak it all in and enjoy yourself!

Widiger Family said...

I wish I would have known you guys were in Paris because I would have loved to have meet up. W're in Brussels, belgium and it's only an hour by train. Let us know next time, I would love you to take our pics.

Niki O2afi said...

So glad to see you're havin' an awesome time Omi!! Love u

The Sweet Escape said...

I'm so glad you're having a great time there! Can I swing dinner by Wed night?? That way you or Nick don't have to worry about food the day you get home! Hugs to you!

Ikaika P. said...

Hey Naomi! Long time no see. I just learned something this week. Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is copyrighted for night photography? Kinda weird, but the lightng of the tower is considered art has been copyrighted. It's okay to take a panorama of the city with the tower included, but the tower cannot be photographed at night as a main subject. Jst a little FYI.

OMI said...

Ikaika! I just read all about that. How in the world does that work? That is bananas. Plain BANANAS. Can't wait to post my night pictures of the tower! LMBO!

OMI said...

Hiroko, Thanks sis! You're the best. I am back in the swing of things already. I came home a few days early so I could see Nick off. I had my brother move in with me so that I wouldn't be alone. He's the best cook in our family, so I'm well taken care of in that arena! xoxo

Anitra said...

Hi Omi,

Im so jealous. My best friend KeA and I are planning a trip to France. She served her mission in Marseilles ( i dont know if that's how you spell it). Your pictures are breathtaking and they make me want to be there!