Damn Tourists!

I say that tongue-in-cheek, of course.

Especially considering the fact that as a visitor to Paris, or anywhere else for that matter, I’m one of those damn tourists myself.

When I share photos, you’ve probably noticed that I rarely include people in my shots. It’s more personal preference than anything.

But I thought it would be fun to show what happens while I wait until I can get close enough to take an unobstructed photo.

Here we are at the Louvre back in 2013 trying to get within 20 feet of Mona Lisa. Not an easy feat.

And here we are at Versailles in 2016, having just come off a quiet and civilised private tour , to find ourselves in the midst of chaos. GAH.

Last week I struggled to get anywhere near Starry Night at d’Orsay. I particularly enjoyed everyone running in front to take selfies, blocking everyone else’s attempt at a clear shot.

Paris is popular with tourists for many reasons. Tens of millions of visitors pass through the city each year, and this isn’t expected to change any time soon. I love it and will continue to return for years to come. So I’ll continue to hold my ground and wait my turn until I can get my perfect shot.

– Marla

8 thoughts on “Damn Tourists!

  1. well UN WTO France 88 million visitor No 1, Paris 32M No 1 etc etc my Versailles top 10; so yes crowded but there are better times than others and we welcome the tourists big industry here, salut

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    1. For the most part, I feel like we do too. But there are some places and things that are justifiably popular and warrant a visit. At the risk of being tarred and feathered though, I felt pretty ‘meh’ about that one. 🤷

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