The first piece of art I remember buying for myself was a print of Brassai’s famous photograph of the steps of Montmartre. OK, so it was less of a print than it was a poster, but I was a freshman in college with no budget for wall hangings. Still, when I saw that poster for sale at one of the university library’s events, I knew I had to have it to feed my wanderlust.
I never dreamed that just just a few short years later, in 2005, during the summer before my senior year, I would find myself standing at the top of those very steps in Paris.
[Basilique du Sacre Coeur / Basilica of the Sacred Heart, via #]
[A view of Paris from Montmartre, via #]
[The fruit stand from the film Amelie, via #]
[The famous steps of Montmartre]
[Brassai’s photograph, which made me fall in love with Montmartre long before I’d ever even seen it.]
[Same fruit stand but with Christmas decorations. Doesn’t it look cute and festive?]
[Paris Metro entrance, via #]