I believe that Paris, France is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I visited with my family several years ago and fell in love with every part of the culture – from the food to the language to the architecture and the art. Ever since, I have wanted to return, and become a part of the magical city that so captured me.
What happened to Paris last Friday night is devastating. Innocent people were killed, and many others were injured, yet the greatest damage is that the city’s residents now live among fear and grief. I hope for a safer world in the future, in which attacks such as the one on Paris are unthinkable, and religion is not used as an excuse to massacre.
For now, though, I will keep those affected in my thoughts and prayers, as well as the city of Beirut in Lebanon, which was also subject to attack.
Above are several of the photos I took while in Paris – they do little to capture the true beauty and charm of the city.