Canvas-Worthy Paris

A classic chicken and egg quandary. What came first, the idea or the Canvas on Demand Groupon? Either way, the result is what matters. My husband had the idea a few years ago to select a picture from each destination we travel to and have it made into a canvas to hang in our home. We were still newlyweds, were starting to experience symptoms of being bitten by the European travel bug, and had lots of bare space on the walls of our apartment in New Jersey. 

We breathed life into our decorating project and a set of full guidelines emerged after some thought. The photos are taken by either of us, cannot have us in the picture, and traditionally have been all been scenic outdoor shots.

We both love to take pictures and snap lots of them each year. But we know that a stroke of exceptional inspiration has occurred when one of us exclaims, "This may be canvas-worthy!" when behind the lens. 

Paris is quite a photogenic model who is not camera-shy in the least. After going through countless pictures from this incredible year here, I have selected 10 pictures that I think have that "canvas-worthy" potential. So without further ado, I present to you the best of 2013:

Sunset from the top floor of Centre Pompidou, one of my favorite museums and views of Paris

A winter night on Île Saint-Louis

Another of my favorite views, from the tower of Notre Dame

So many fond memories of picnicking with this view of the Seine with friends

Couples proclaim their love with these locks over the Seine

After two vacation to Paris and living here for over a year, we finally made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower...twice in 2013.

The Louvre at night

At Musée d'Orsay, looking across the river at Musée du Louvre

This picture of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel also brings back memories of the walk back to our apartment where my surprise birthday party was about to begin. Michael had to try to spur me along despite all the pictures I wanted to take on the walk back!

View from Tour Montparnasse while eating dinner at Ciel de Paris

So if we had to pick only one photo of Paris from 2013, what is your vote?