In the summer, I took my whole family on a road trip across Europe. Five of us in one car for miles and miles. Sure, there were moments I wished I had my earplugs on because three children in a confined space for a long duration of time can be quite noisy, nevertheless, those moments were never enough to steal the joy I felt throughout the entire trip. We came home with hearts full, dreaming of the next time we can be on the road again. One of the most memorable cities we visited during the trip was Paris. Even though I have been there a couple of times before, this city seem to exude a different kind of feel that time around. It felt warmer and friendlier. As I explored the city and saw it through the eyes of my children, I had found a new side to the most romantic city of the world. Paris really did have lots of secrets just waiting to be discovered.
A few weeks later, I came back to Paris again. This time, I came alone on a work assignment. There I met Harsono and Vinna, the sweet and easy going couple from Batam island. They loved the romantic feel of Paris and chose the city as the backdrop to their pre-wedding portraits. Great choice, I must say. However, during that trip, as a continuation to the experience I had before it, I felt like I had to discover what else Paris had in store for us. I wanted to explore and capture Paris from a different angle. Lucky for me, Harsono and Vinna agreed with me.
At the end of that trip, I found that Paris is truly magnificent from every angle. There’s always beauty waiting to be discovered in that romantic city. Just when you think you’ve seen everything to see in Paris, you’ll find something new. Every street corner, every brick wall, every bridge… there’s beauty to be found if you look for it. I always find myself being pleasantly surprised by this city. And I’ll be back again… no doubt about it!