After departing Barcelona, the next stop on our May 2013 around-the-world adventure took Jon and me back to one of our favorite European cities: Paris. We'll pretty much take any opportunity to go to Paris so it was only natural that we'd include it on our itinerary given that Barcelona is so close by.
This visit was a bit different from our previous times in Paris. The weather was cool and rainy and having already seen many of the typical tourist destinations, we were content with a more relaxing, live-like-a-local experience this time around. As always, we had a number of restaurants on our to-do list, and of course sought out fresh macarons and some tasty ice cream once again. Whenever there was a break in the rain we went exploring. We toured the 1st and 4th arrondissements, traveled to Montmartre one afternoon, and even ventured out to La Défense to see a different side of the city.
These aren't your typical "travel photos from Paris," but instead are depictions of how I experienced Paris for a week roaming the streets. As I did in Barcelona, I walked around the French capital with my D600 and a number of lenses. During the day, my 16-35mm f/4 and 24-120mm f/4 proved to be very capable. At night, the 24mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 were my lenses of choice in lieu of carrying a tripod.