Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Perfect Picture Book

The perfect picture book, I think we'd all agree, is one about a trip to Paris - because isn't that why we're all sharing this space in blogland, because we love going to Paris and experiencing all of its wonders? The perfect picture book would depict all of the delights in the City of Light, by day and night ... the liveliness and romance, the history and now-ness, from Bonaparte to Techno, and everything in between. The perfect picture book would preferably be all about YOUR own personal trip to Paris. Well, here is my perfect picture book. If you recall, the photo on the cover is the first macaron I ever had in Paris. And inside are pages filled with photos from my trip - where we went to dinner the first night I was there ... me standing in front of the hotel's large, green door ...
 ... at the market, a view to the Eiffel Tower ...
 ... enjoying gelato in the Latin Quarter ...
 ... taking a walking tour along the Champs-Elysees ...
And it dawns on me that I have so many more memories and photos to share with YOU from my trip. And that is why this blog continues. So I need to hop on that! But for now, just wanted to share with you this neat picture book I put together in iPhoto, which arrived earlier this week.
Remember all the complaining I did about not having time to shop for suitable souvenirs? Well, this makes up for that, big time! It cost a little over $35 and is well worth it. The Apple Store/iPhoto folks do a great job with the production of this "print on demand" book. Imagine what you can do with one! I wanted to put more writing into my book, but instead kept it to just photos and a little wordage here and there. What spurred it on was a little computer mishap where I was worried about losing my photos which I haven't yet transferred to a back up storage unit/disk. What if I lost my Paris photos? I think this is a better way to "back up" my Paris photos - in a book. A good old fashioned book, made a new way via my Mac and iPhoto. Isn't that just perfect?

PS The perfect picture book would not have a typo - and mine does! I was showing the book to my brother and he pointed out "Lourve" was misspelled. I could just kick myself in the butt!!!

5 comments:

parisapartment said...

Wonderful about the book! Darn about the typo but don't certain cultures add a mistake so that nothing is perfect?

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Right you are, Claudia! : ) Thanks for reminding me.

annawithlove said...

I've been wanting to do a photobook from all my visits to Paris...I think you just sold me! (found you from Paris apartment)
http://www.annawithlove.com

M-T said...

What a wonderful momento of a very special time in your life. We only turn 50 once. I spent mine in France with friends and family having parties for me wherever I stopped from Paris to the Vendée region to the Alps.

The best was a beautiful dinner à deux w/my husband on the day of my B-day at Le Grand Véfour in Paris. Not to be forgotten.

Hang on to those memories, Claudia. They last a lifetime.

Linda Carswell said...

Hello, I have just discovered your blog and I plan to spent some time reading it....but I just had to tell you that we have something in commom. No, not just our love of Paris.....I too was in Paris last year (for 10 weeks) and I also celebrated my 50th b'day in Paris!!! It was a day I shall NEVER forget. I also have a blog and yes...there are heaps of photos of Paris and Italy if you would like to call by.
http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com
Regards, Linda
p.s...you & I were there at the same time by the way!!

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