Paris insight: ‘Splendor in the grass’

Paris is a city of so many stories: historic, red-letter events and intimate personal occasions. They’re woven together in the fabric of the city of light. In this new series, you’re invited to indulge your curiosity with a spot of virtual people-watching and creative insight into the lives of Parisians.

Join us to discover the candid, quiet and sometimes comedic moments of everyday humanity in Paris.
See how the daily grind takes on an intriguingly beautiful quality against the backdrop of the beloved capital.

Thanks to our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts.

MyFrenchLife™ – – Paris Insight – Splendor in the Grass – MidlifeinParis – Kevin Doolan – street photography

 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris

Paris Insight – ‘Splendor in the Grass’

On the edge of Paris’ Marais district lies the beautiful
Place des Vosges – one of the oldest, smallest and
most charming plazas in the city.

An equilateral square with fountains on its corners and
a royal statue in the middle, PdV is surrounded by imposing
identical architecture and lined by vaulted arcades,
all of which supply the space a sense of
symmetrical austerity…yet the
energy of its frolicking
crowds is anything but.

The atmosphere is vibrant as children splash through fountains,
teens flirt awkwardly, Bobo’s pass wine bottles and
strum guitars, business women sunbathe
in bras on their lunch breaks, and
young lovers share passionate
pique-niques. The park may
comprise a perfect quadrangle,
but it felt heart-shaped on this day…


Splendor in the Grass – Meet Kevin Doolan from @midlifeinparis Instagram – merci mille fois!

Parisian insights:
Street photography from our favourite Parisian Instagram accounts accompanied by observations of people & places in the city of light.

Do you relate to this fusion of image & insight in the city of light? In what way? Let us know in the comments!

 Image credits:
1. Splendor in the Grass by Kevin Doolan. Via Instagram.

About the Contributor

Judy MacMahon

Experience FRANCE beyond the CLICHÉ with MyFrenchLife is for Curious Savvy Francophiles wherever you are. Meet Francophiles in France, online, and/or wherever you live. You’re very welcome to join us - Judy MacMahon -

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