arc de triomphe

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Starting to feel a bit antsy. Almost 1 month away from our trip to Tokyo! Can’t wait! If you’ve been there and have recommendations, please let me know. I want to see some cool stuff and eat some good things 🙂

Three things I was grateful for this week:

1. Awesome Arcanum meetup at the National Cathedral. So fun taking pictures with friends.

2. Starting a new book this week but can’t forget about this one.

3. My excuse for sleeping in a little this past week.

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Guess what! Tomorrow is my birthday! August 29th 🙂

I’m one of those people who love celebrating birthdays and I always thought it was really cool that it’s also Michael Jackson’s birthday. Me and the king of pop.

But going through Facebook and things I’ve noticed quite a few of my photo friends also celebrate their birthdays this week. I think that’s so awesome! The way that I think of it, there must be some sort of correlation between creatives and being born around this time of the year. HAHA. Or am I taking this birthday thing a little too far?

Here are 3 things that made me super happy this past week:

1. Early birthday celebrating with the family at Lake Anna this past week. I had a blast just hanging out and soaking in the sun.

2. Wakeboarding! Never in my life had I thought I’d wakeboard but it was super fun. Can’t wait to do it again sometime soon

3. And then THIS!!!

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Pro tip: If you ever want to see the sunset on top of Arc De Triomphe with views of the Eiffel Tower, get your spot early! There were tons of people crowded in this little corner all trying to take pics of the Eiffel Tower. For some reason I didn’t expect the crowd.

As I was taking this image, there were some teenagers next to me. Two girls were taking pictures of their friend on their phones. I couldn’t understand what they were saying but they kept on going “ohhhh” after every phrase, picture and pose. Even if you can’t understand them, “ohhh’s” and “ahhh’s” are pretty funny in any language.

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Bonjour! Home after an amazing trip to Paris and Florence. It was hard to figure out where to start but I thought this image of the Arc de Triomphe would be appropriate.

When thinking of the trip, it’s hard to say which city I liked best. They were both so different and had great things about both. I loved how easy it was to get around Paris and the city is just so photogenic. I must of looked like the ultimate tourist with my camera around my neck the whole trip.