The wonderful city of Paris.
For as long as I can remember I have always dreamed of visiting the city of Paris and to finally have one of my greatest fantasies come to life has been, undoubtedly, magical. Paris is a place like no other. A kaleidoscope of culture, colour and vibrancy. France in general teems with an unexplainable passion for life. What a pleasure it has been for my family and I to be graced with the charm of the capital city of a truly phenomenal country.
From Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower, a boat trip down the River Seine, a walk up to the Arc de Triomphe, an exploration of The Louvre Musee all topped off with wine & fine dining at a quaint sidewalk café in the space of two days.
On the 14th of July France celebrated Bastille day.
A day of liberation, triumph and great joy.
“Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.” – Blaise Pascal
The Louvre Museum
The Eiffel Tower
The Notre Dame Cathedral
Boat trip down the River Seine
The hustle and bustle of the streets…
I still remember what the 13th of November 2015 looked like for me. A lazy morning, breakfast in bed and a movie marathon with my friends. However, to the world, the 13th of November 2015 was a day of great sadness and suffering. The evening before, a series of terrorist attacks took place in Paris claiming the lives of 130 innocent civilians. I remember hearing the news and turning on the television to see a country in mourning. We felt it only right, nearly two years on from the attacks to visit the place where the attacks unfolded and to pay our respects.
All in all, I feel my family’s time in Paris was a time to reconnect and relax from our day-to-day crazy lives and see the world in a new light.
It is safe to say Paris is one of my all time favourite cities. A city that stands with pride for all its accomplished, all it’s nation represents and for its refusal to bow to the fear of terror imposed on its people.
Thank you for the memories
consciously soak in moments. turn them into movies, into stills. don’t ever forget the seconds that make life soft and beautiful. collect them. review them in your dreams.
A Celebration of Imperfection: Isn’t it amazing how beautiful people are? Look at anyone and study them. Admire their features: how their lips tort and eyes glisten, how their hair falls or sticks or lays. How their eyebrows flex and the way their arms fold and how expressive their hands are. The way their body moves and how their chest rises and falls so subtly with their pulse. People are beautiful even if we don’t find them attractive. The fact that they’re a living being is unbelievably magnificent.
A Week In China: In Photographs
A week long adventure in one of the most exotic and wild places in all the world, China. This wonderful week was spent in the wild city of Chengdu with a group of students from my school in Dubai.
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On this trip we where able to explore the the city, volunteer at the Dujiangyan Panda Base, hike in the mountains of Yaoji, visit and help out at a local migrant school and well as take part in a Kung Fu lesson taught by our very own master.
A truly life changing experience
Dujiangyan Panda Base
The City at Night
Back to Chengdu…
Migrant School Volunteer Work
Karate Lesson in People’s Park
China: A week in a video
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