I am only a traveller who rests under the shade of a tree and leaves and departs...As I walk, I take photos,read and write whenever I can.
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Monday, 27 April 2015
The last time I was in Paris with Awang Goneng
Paris is a city that I love to visit but some how I always go to London first and Amsterdam second whenever I am in Europe.It is a city that made feel like I am a real foreigner because of the language barrier.It is my weakness of not being able to speak French.If I wish to learn a new language,it would be Arabic.By the way,the last time I was here was in 2003.Awang Goneng was my travelling partner.The photo above was taken by him
Lately I am a regular follower of photography podcast by a French Street Photographer,Ms Valerie Jardin.Her great photos made me look back to my photos I took when I was in Paris.Had I know about Street Photography then,I would be clicking hundreds of photos from the streets of Paris.At that time,I was on sight-seeing.Below is another photo when I was exploring the city.
I love to read books.Awang Goneng took me to visit the famous English Bookshop next to Notredam.I met George the bookshop owner.As usual,he offered me a free accommodation but I declined.Here is my photo with him.He passed away some years back.
Along the road by the River Seine,I saw roadside stalls selling posters/cards.
At that time,there were no apps like waze or Google map to show directions.We had to resort to the old ways of using paper maps.Below is a photo of my walking partner looking at the map to find our way to some destination where I forgot.