Noticing the Obvious

Travels through France started well. Julie and I met at the airport and spent the next four days exploring Paris. Our travel styles match well. Julie likes to find interesting, off the beaten path, non-touristy activities and I like to keep costs down as much as possible — the two go together well!

Or goal everyday in France is to enjoy things we sometimes take for granted or might ot notice at all. This reminded me of an experince I had at the Vipassana Centre that was surrounded by several large wind turbines. Everyday we saw the huge blade spinning with the wind creating energy. However, it was not until the last day that I noticed not only do the blades move, but the top of the turbine also spins depending on the direction of the wind! It’s  interesting what we miss even when we think we are completely aware.

Sometimes the obvious goes unnoticed. Here are a few photos of how we stayed busy in Paris, appreciating the ordinary without spending more than a few Euro on a new baguette for the day.

Triangle pose at the Louvre

Triangle pose at the Louvre

 

Sidewalk art with a seated twist.  " what would you do for love?"

Sidewalk art with a seated twist. ” what would you do for love?”

 

Warrior Two in front of beautiful red door of Notre Dame. It was on a busy street with many people passing by, we were the only ones who stopped to appreciated the bold door!

Warrior Two in front of beautiful red door of Notre Dame. It was on a busy street with many people passing by, we were the only ones who stopped to appreciated the bold door!

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