Paris: Calling All Instagram Buffs

L'acteur grec by Baron Charles-Arthur Bourgeois, 1868, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by Theadora Brack)

L’acteur grec by Baron Charles-Arthur Bourgeois, 1868, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by Theadora Brack)

Allo! C'est Moi! (Elle Magazine, 1955, T. Brack's archives)

Allo! C’est Moi! (Elle Magazine, 1955, T. Brack’s archives)

By Theadora Brack

Juggling social media platforms like a smooth operator (if I squint), I’ve recently added Instagram to my grapevine repertoire.

That’s right. During the month of November, I created a short stack of photographs of Paris—a baker’s dozen, to be exact! Pirouetting straight to the point: I am hooked. So stay tuned for more images.

In the meantime, if you are a fellow Instagram fan or fanatic, please leave a link to your Instagram portfolio below.

Always keeping my peepers peeled for inspiration, I’d love to pay a visit.

As Henry Miller once penned, “The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

I completely agree.

In advance, thanks for sharing your own indescribably magnificent world, too—through your art!

So carpe the diem, folks! Keep on snapping!

Twin Talk: A cat's meow of a backdrop for a photo-op, 1905 (Our Lion pal was commissioned by architect architect Pierre-Thomas Baraguay in 1813) 

Twin Talk: A cat’s meow of a backdrop for a photo-op, 1905 (Our Lion pal was commissioned by architect architect Pierre-Thomas Baraguay in 1813)

Puff the Magic Lion, 1813, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Puff the Magic Lion, 1813, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Turn around bright eyes: Lion, 1913, Jardin du Luxembourg (Photo by T. Brack)

Turn around bright eyes: Lion, 1913, Jardin du Luxembourg (Photo by T. Brack)

Hear me soar: Lion, 1913, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Hear me soar: Lion, 1913, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Stay tuned for future tales and dispatches from the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Stay tuned for future tales and dispatches from the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Paris Je t'aime: Red Balloon at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

Paris Je t’aime: Red Balloon at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris (Photo by T. Brack)

There is a season (turn, turn, turn): Jardin du Luxembourg

There is a season (turn, turn, turn): Jardin du Luxembourg

 

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69 thoughts on “Paris: Calling All Instagram Buffs

    • Thank you, Rob! Your shots are gorgeous, of course. Your words, too! I’m not at all surprised.

      I especially loved your nod to the fallen leaves. Lovely . . .

      “Golden hour and every one of the fallen flowers turns into a lantern for a few minutes.”

      T.

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    • Well, if you change your mind about Instagram, do let us know. I’m thoroughly enjoying visiting the sites today. I already feel energized.

      The lions. I’m still tracking down the name of the sculptor. I agree. They are beauties.

      Enjoy the day!
      T.

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  1. Very unusual angles of the Luxmebourg, Theadora. Well done.
    Nice blades of grass…
    (Et bon week-end!)
    PS. Haven’t ventured into Instagram yet. Maybe I shoud. What say you?

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    • Oh, I think you should join the Instagram world. Again, it’s super easy to create an account. I have my sister to thank for giving me a push. I don’t know why I resisted for so long. Slowly, I’m connecting with our fellow WordPress friends.

      Again, keep me in the loop. Do it. Just do it!
      T.

      (And thanks for your kind words, as always!)

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      • Avec plaisir cher amie. Toujours. I will prob’ly make the Instagram move. ‘will let you know. Bonne semaine. (Not too cold yet? December can have glorious days and awful ones)

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    • I love, love your photographs, along with the quotes. Beautiful pairings.

      Favorite: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
      A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

      YES. See you on Instagram!
      T.

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  2. @susiebdesigns on IG. Looking forward to a trip to Paris before long – your post reminded me to search your previous posts for shopping tips 😊

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    • Well, feel free to ask questions! As you know, I love to shop and window shop.

      And thanks for sharing your I.G. world, Sue. A wonderful combination of your watercolors and calligraphy. It’s also great fun and interesting to see your sketches. It’s all about the process!

      T.

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    • Good. Golly. Dear Corey, it was difficult to stop strolling through your fantastical portraits of Paris.

      My favorite: Your recent shot of the desk and typewriter at the Shakespeare & Co. Bookshop. A heartbreaker!

      I also love how you play with light and texture. The line of café chairs is a beauty. YES. Yay for Instagram!

      Bravo!
      T.

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      • Thank you Theadora! I truly appreciate your praise considering you have one of the BEST Paris blogs out there. It’s so nice to hear that I’ve inspired someone who inspires me too! I look forward to being Instagram buddies, and maybe someday down the line we can meet up for coffee. (I love chatting with other Paris lovers). 😀 Take care and Merry Christmas!

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      • Oh, No! You, dear Corey have one of BEST Paris blogs out there. It’s true. Your Paris portraits and thoughtful words always inspire me. I especially love your dreamy strolls through the city. Hands-down, the snow post is still a favorite. (And yes, we should meet for a coffee sometime.)

        Happy New Year!
        Theadora

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    • Hello, Mary! Stay tuned for another stroll or two around the gardens. Just remember to stay off the grass. The whistle-blowing gents always catch me tip toeing on the grass to get a detail shot of a favorite statue. Always! Oh, la la.

      Enjoy the weekend!
      T.

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    • Great to hear from you, Kerry! Your photography is beautiful. I’m not at all surprised. I especially loved the “frosty morning” shot. How’s the little baby hedgehog doing?

      Enjoy the week,
      T.

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  3. My Instagram account is: @frankphardy . It is a collection of my photography, my father’s photographs, miscellaneous images from negatives, transparencies and prints that I have acquired from people and Ebay. Please go and view, I have a lot of posts for using Instagram for just a year and a half. Also, leave a comment that you are a reader / fan of Theadora’s great blog. Thanks …. Frank

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    • I found you on I.G., Frank! As you know, I’ve been a long time admirer of your photography, along with your father’s work. I just spotted the portrait of John Wayne and Edith Head at the TownHouse Motor Lodge on Cervantes Street in Pensacola Florida. Absolutely Fabulous! (I love E.’s skirt.)
      T.

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  4. T, you should be on instagram with all your awesome pics and tales. I am @brigittesure and I look forward to following you. Hope you and yours are good, my friend.

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    • I found you, Brigitte. Fabulous shots of your doggies. I especially loved the Edith Wharton quote: “My little dog(s) — a heartbeat at my feet.”

      Have a productive writing week!
      Theadora
      (And thanks for your kind words!)

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    • Hello, Bonjour! I am beyond pleased as punch to see you and your photographs again. I just found you in the I.G. world: velofolie. And Oh. My. You shoot sweets like no other. Marie Antoinette would have totally lost her head. I’m still dreaming about the Gateau Reine de Saba. Sigh.

      Happy New Year!
      Theadora

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  5. WordPress is having some email issues so getting your post ups is not always making it. Hopefully all will return to normal soon.

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  6. Great shots. I signed up to Instagram a while back, but was put off by the fact that I can only really upload stuff directly through my phone. Plus the camera on my phone is pretty poor!

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    • I hear you! I think there’s a way of hacking the system, but I haven’t figured it out yet. Do you still have an account? I’d love to see your photographs. As you know, I am a fan.

      Happy New Year. Happy New Year.
      Theadora

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      • Happy New Year! Yeah, there is a work around, but it’s seems more hassle than it’s worth and involves signing up to a service that’s not quite free.

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  7. Ill always remember walking through the Jardin Du Luxembourg with my wife watching people at peace, doing yoga, martial arts and painting. We sat there for ages taking it all in! Your photo of the bench reminded me of this memory.

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  8. Fun post again Theadora!! Love the Henry Miller quote– giving close attention. Like you circled that Lion for us– You are amazing in the ways you present/write… And we have fond memories of Luxembourg Gardens– and the pony rides there–and sitting watching the world go by… thanks for the reminder. xox

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  9. I started a page an IG page a couple years ago and I was never very active with social media.. Once I moved to Paris, a little over year ago, I started posting my favorite photos I’ve taken in the city, and now I’m hooked as well. I would love to follow you! I will not be able to live in Paris forever, so these will be my memories of when I missing this incredible city @alyson_rocmeout

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