Five Favorites

Every week I’ll be sharing my five favorite things from this week. Prepare yourselves emotionally, mentally, and physically for what’s about to come. ūüėÄ

 

Champs-√Člys√©es –

When Mama Baker got here a few weeks ago, we took a taxi to our hotel and apparently the fastest way to get there was by going around¬†the¬†Arc de Triomphe. If you’re not familiar with the Arc de Triomphe, it’s along the¬†Champs-√Člys√©es, and is essentially a roundabout for twelve streets. That’s right, twelve. No lanes, no rhyme or reason. Thus far, it’s been one of the coolest things I’ve been able to do! I didn’t get any pictures because we were all so enthralled. It’s hard to describe the experience, but¬†I say it’s a must-do in Paris!

 

Work –

Thus far, work has been a blast! I get to choose my hours (within reason), and every day I work on something different. I work at the oldest business school in the world which has a department that helps start ups take their projects to the next level in the business world. It’s really pretty neat. Even though I don’t know a whole lot about business, I’ve been able to put my advertising skills to use. I’ve already been sent to a few of the school’s events as their photographer, and this past week I did research¬†about expansion opportunities for the startups in the United States. This upcoming week will be exciting too because I’ll be working on planning a social media¬†campaign for one of the school’s upcoming events.

 

man looking at pamphlet about virtual reality startup

mac laptop

 

Views –

It seems to me that if you find yourself above the fifth floor of any building, you’ll have a beautiful, unique view of the city. I live on the seventh floor, and we can see the top third of the Eiffel Tower from our terrace!

 

view of the Sacre Coeur

View of the Sacre Coeur from Centre Pompidou

view of Paris

View from one of the university’s buildings

 

Food –

I just had to. The food here is incredible. If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram you would know. My host family jokes around with me and they’re like, “You only eat bread and cheese!” I mean … I just … yeah. I’ll just leave this year for you to drool at.

 

Croque Italien

 

Night –

Even at night, the city doesn’t stop moving. Most shops close around eight or nine, but bars almost never close. Obviously.¬†Cars, bikes, and buses are always en route no matter how late, and I’ve had a fun time playing around with nighttime photography.

 

stream of light coming from a car

the French flag waving in the wind at dusk

La Rotonde restaurant

 

I’ll hopefully be writing and photographic more than once a week, but my hope is to share my five favorites every week.

Until then!

-Katie