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A better conscience
For christmas I got my husband a nespresso coffee maker. We love its coffee and the huge variety but it produces also a lot of waste.Some time ago a friend of mine visited us and saw the nespresso machine. She was like “Oh, you have a nespresso?!”. I directly felt bad because she is one of the most eco-friendly acting person I know. She wrote her thesis about how to be more eco-friendly in daily life. Since then she focused her work on this topic and writes a blog about this.
After she found out about our nespresso she was kind of happy and explained me directly why: She’s teaching kids how to recycle stuff and she has planned to make jewelry out of nespresso capsules with them. Her problem was she didn’t know anybody with a nespresso machine so she had to buy empty capsules on ebay.  We made a deal: I clean out our used capsules and she uses them in her course. With this solution she doesn’t have to buy the capsules and we produce less waste. Additionally I save the coffee grounds to fertilize our plants.

A better conscience

For christmas I got my husband a nespresso coffee maker. We love its coffee and the huge variety but it produces also a lot of waste.

Some time ago a friend of mine visited us and saw the nespresso machine. She was like “Oh, you have a nespresso?!”. I directly felt bad because she is one of the most eco-friendly acting person I know. She wrote her thesis about how to be more eco-friendly in daily life. Since then she focused her work on this topic and writes a blog about this.

After she found out about our nespresso she was kind of happy and explained me directly why: She’s teaching kids how to recycle stuff and she has planned to make jewelry out of nespresso capsules with them. Her problem was she didn’t know anybody with a nespresso machine so she had to buy empty capsules on ebay.  We made a deal: I clean out our used capsules and she uses them in her course. With this solution she doesn’t have to buy the capsules and we produce less waste. Additionally I save the coffee grounds to fertilize our plants.

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Paris - The Medici Fountain- Jardin du Luxembourg 
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Paris is a heady rush: the feeling you get when the earth drops out from under you when eyes meet and lips turn upwards in unison.
There is a heaviness that is etched in its architecture, a solemnity of the inevitable without any consequence because history lingers like trailed off sentences in tones reserved for late night confessions.
Paris sweeps you off of your feet: a lover so tragically beautiful on the outside while teeming on the inside with fleeting nostalgia-laced promises of a distant, yet familiar infinite.
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This is the Medici Fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It was built by Marie de’ Medici in the 1630s. Marie de’ Medici was the second wife of King Henry the IV of France and the mother of King Louis the XIII of France. She was embroiled in quite a bit of mistress drama with one of Henry’s mistresses, Catherine Henriette de Balzac d’Entragues, Marquise de Verneuil and ended up with a not-so-favorable view in the public eye due to various political intrigue.
This particular incarnation of the fountain came into being during the 1800s after it underwent a restoration after spending many years in disrepair. The statues in the center represent Polyphemus discovering the lovers Acis and Galatea which was a popular story represented in art throughout the centuries. It’s a tale of love and jealousy.
I came across this fountain on the last day I was in Paris. It took my breath away as so much did during my 9 day visit but I was already completely in love with Paris at that point. I fell hard within the first few days and it was a never-ending blush on the skin and butterflies in the stomach after that.
I had an interesting conversation on my Twitter earlier today about the differences between Paris and NYC when it comes to initial visual and emotional impact. One of my open-ended conclusions was: “NYC is harder to fall in love with at first sight. Paris sweeps off the feet. NYC woos.” And while I think I need to think about this some more on subsequent returns to Paris, there is some truth there.
Paris does sweep you off of your feet.
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nythroughthelens:

Paris - The Medici Fountain- Jardin du Luxembourg

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Paris is a heady rush: the feeling you get when the earth drops out from under you when eyes meet and lips turn upwards in unison.

There is a heaviness that is etched in its architecture, a solemnity of the inevitable without any consequence because history lingers like trailed off sentences in tones reserved for late night confessions.

Paris sweeps you off of your feet: a lover so tragically beautiful on the outside while teeming on the inside with fleeting nostalgia-laced promises of a distant, yet familiar infinite.

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This is the Medici Fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg. It was built by Marie de’ Medici in the 1630s. Marie de’ Medici was the second wife of King Henry the IV of France and the mother of King Louis the XIII of France. She was embroiled in quite a bit of mistress drama with one of Henry’s mistresses, Catherine Henriette de Balzac d’Entragues, Marquise de Verneuil and ended up with a not-so-favorable view in the public eye due to various political intrigue.

This particular incarnation of the fountain came into being during the 1800s after it underwent a restoration after spending many years in disrepair. The statues in the center represent Polyphemus discovering the lovers Acis and Galatea which was a popular story represented in art throughout the centuries. It’s a tale of love and jealousy.

I came across this fountain on the last day I was in Paris. It took my breath away as so much did during my 9 day visit but I was already completely in love with Paris at that point. I fell hard within the first few days and it was a never-ending blush on the skin and butterflies in the stomach after that.

I had an interesting conversation on my Twitter earlier today about the differences between Paris and NYC when it comes to initial visual and emotional impact. One of my open-ended conclusions was: “NYC is harder to fall in love with at first sight. Paris sweeps off the feet. NYC woos.” And while I think I need to think about this some more on subsequent returns to Paris, there is some truth there.

Paris does sweep you off of your feet.

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View: My photography portfolio, My Gear List, My Travel Blog, On G+,email me, or ask for help.

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