I had one free day in Paris without any motorshow activities and used that wisely – I walked around for almost 7 hours. Took the metro from Vanves where I stayed (nice area) to Louvre and then walked, walked, walked… The funny thing was that I did not take a single photo of the city. And the reason for that is that in a way I feel Paris ca not be described with photos – for those who have not been there need to see it for themselves, and no photo can do it justice, it is the atmosphere you should experience. First day I arrived I told people back home I am not even a huge fan of Paris, too crowded and traffic is insane. However when you relax, put your car in a parking garage and do not touch it for a few days, and just walk, it gets nicer.
Cappuccino in the morning sun in a nice café. Go to a bakery and take away a warm baguette and croissants. Sit down in the sun with a book in one of the many beautiful parks there. It is charming, after all. I would not want to live there though – I have realized with this car passion big cities will not work for me, it would drive me mad to sit in those traffic jams for hours and I want to live my dream and drive as much as possible – but it is a sweet city holiday destination.
I might not have the normal touristy photos of the city, but I have something. I went car shopping to Toyota showroom without enough credit, and of course a common sight in Paris – the supercars outside the expensive boutiques. Photography priorities I call it – this is my Paris. (And the interior stitching on the GT86 matched my pants… we would make a good team)