Ten on Ten: September

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Ten on Ten September

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.

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