Flâneur

22Flâneur is a French noun which means something along the lines of strolling.  It is probably my aunt Linda’s favorite French word.  The Italians have a similar word that applies to the evening stroll: Passeggiata.  There is something inviting about walking without a specific destination in mind.  Here you can see my captures from being a flâneur.  I started at my home in the Marais and followed the Seine to the Eiffel Tower.  As you can see, my photos are backwards…

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  1. lindaloder says:

    When we travel and are not planning a hike, we say we “potter around”. Same idea – pottering is having no fixed agenda and enjoying the moments as they pass by.

    1. Thanks for the new word! I like it.

  2. Linda says:

    Love the pictures of the Eiffel Tower. Close up or at a distance, it is an amazing structure. Glad they didn’t tear it down as planned.

    1. I enjoy it too. I love when it peaks through buildings.

  3. I really like your picture of the bookstore! For me, a good wander in a new city always involves stopping in bookstores and getting lost–something that is fitting given you have no particular destination in mind. Lovely pictures as always!

    1. Thank you! This was taken at one of the bouquinistes along the Seine.

  4. Heyjude says:

    Love the top image of the Eiffel Tower. Pottering or tramping around a city with no real purpose in mind is always fun.

    1. Thank you. I think this is one of the best cities to just walk around.

  5. jayantadeepa says:

    Loved your thought process LT..and the photos too!!

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