As far as I can remember, the first city I ever wanted to visit was Paris. I finally had the opportunity to travel to Paris in the fall of 2006 and it did not disappoint! Seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time was breathtaking, not to mention the beautiful architecture and the way Parisians showcase everything as if it’s a work of art. Whether it’s cheese, bread, pastries, tea, or chocolate, stepping into most shops is like stepping into an art gallery where each display is a feast for the eyes.
Unfortunately, I’ve never lived in Paris and probably will never get a chance to. Luckily, I found a city in the US that reminds me of Paris – Boston! I think it has many Parisian influences in its architecture, cobblestone streets, artists creating their works of art on the streets, delicious food, and hidden treasures like beautiful gardens, many of which you just might stumble across without expecting. Plus, Boston is just a six hour flight away from Paris!
I wanted to start a series on my blog that pays tribute to “Finding Paris in Boston” since not only can we travel by eating foods from different countries, we can also travel by finding aspects of everyday life that remind us of our favorite international cities.
In this first post, I wanted to provide an overall look at some of the Parisian influences I found in Boston. Back in 2010, I took a Digital Media course and one of our projects was to create a short video. Even back then, my inspiration was “Finding Boston in Paris”, and I found different places around Boston to highlight aspects of Paris.
The video is very amateurish, but I hope my inspiration shines through. Enjoy!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! Have you visited Boston before? Did you find any Parisian influences in the city? Let me know in the comments!