London and Paris {A View Through My Eyes}

If you’ve been following me on social media, then you’ll have seen some of the pictures from my London and Paris trip that I’ve posted so far.  You might have noticed that I almost never show an unobstructed picture of anything.  Instead, I prefer to photograph things as I first see them, which usually means that they are slightly obstructed by an object or at a strange angle.  How often do you ever first see something and have a postcard perfect, unobstructed view of it?  Never!

My photos are my eyes and they show exactly how I see the city, whether it’s from the ground looking straight up, a close-up view of the details, or a glimpse through the trees.  These may not represent typical tourist photos, but they are an accurate view through my eyes.  So, as my incredible journey winds down, here’s a last look at what I’ve seen and done.


We managed to squeeze in a whirlwind trip of Paris…


{Rue Princesse in Paris}



{The Eiffel Tower on a rainy day}



{A view from Jardin des Tuileries}



{I never actually rode the Metro in Paris….I just loved the sign!}



{The grounds of Hotels des Invalides}



{In awe of Notre Dame}



{Inside Notre Dame….too pretty to resist a photo!}


On a rainy and blustery Monday, I made my way to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford!


{The queen was in residence the day I visited!!!}



{I had no idea that Stonehenge was in the middle of a beautiful green and yellow field filled with sheep!}



{I’m sure this isn’t a typical photo from Stonehenge, but I was in awe of the endless fields of rapeseed in this part of the country!}



{The architecture and history of Oxford is astounding}


Now, here’s something you might not know about me….I am an utterly obsessed fan of BBC television shows!  If it’s a murder mystery or period piece, you name it, I’ve seen it!  I love shows like Morse, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Rosemary & Thyme, Endeavor, Vera, DCI Banks, etc.  Many of these shows are filmed in an area of England known as the Cotswolds, so of course, I *had* to visit!  The Cotswolds is an area of picturesque villages surrounded by trees and fields.  The houses are made of stone and the roof is either slate, or in some cases, thatched!


{A view out the window of my moving bus. The countryside was really this green and vibrant!}



{Slate roof tiles with wisteria growing wild in Burford}



{The beautiful town of Bibury}



{A lovely home in full bloom in Bourton-on-the-Water}


You might have noticed that I never include people in my photos, but these two friends were just too cute to pass up.  :)





I travel home this weekend and will resume my usual posting about decorating and home decor next week!


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7 comments on London and Paris {A View Through My Eyes}

  1. Garden, Home and Party
    May 20, 2015 at 11:23 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the armchair travel you’ve taken us on. While London is my favorite big city in the whole world, the Cotswolds stole my heart. I even found a cottage I could be very comfortable in!
    Mr. B. and I love all the series you’ve listed—we watch them all new episodes or rerun, doesn’t matter to us.

  2. Susan
    May 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM (2 years ago)

    Loved your pictures. Totally agree, take photos how you actually see things. I got a chuckle, you wrote udderly impressed, I think you wanted to say utterly but those darn typing fingers messed you up.

    Keep on traveling and enjoy.

    • Tidbits&Twine
      May 20, 2015 at 3:11 PM (2 years ago)

      Lol! That is too funny {and embarrassing}! I can’t believe I did that….apparently, I spent too much time in the countryside yesterday and have cows on the brain! :) Kim

  3. Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms
    May 21, 2015 at 7:53 AM (2 years ago)

    i just loved seeing all of these pretty photos you took on your trip. I can’t believe you didn’t ride the metro in Paris… That’s the only way we got around except by foot! Did you get to see the Queen at Windsor Castle? I always wonder where the royals really live in that castle as I doubt they are sleeping in the rooms that are on the public tour. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nancy Brantley
    May 21, 2015 at 7:25 PM (2 years ago)

    I loved going on this trip with you. LOL……Great pictures and I think you should capture it the way you see it with your eye…..

    • Tidbits&Twine
      May 28, 2015 at 7:19 AM (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Nancy!

  5. Susanne
    June 2, 2015 at 12:52 PM (2 years ago)

    I just LOVE the way you take you photos. Would you please blog about your pictures one time :-) What camera you use, what lens you like to take on vacation…I just love them all!


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