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Paris - Le Marais

Dream home 🌱😍

Seen with Mon Beau Paris randomly. It's a private courtyard and we asked someone who had opened the gate as we passed if we could take photos and she said yes (so kind!).

THIS is what is behind some of those giant doors in Le Marais. Amazing.

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Paris - Notre Dame at Sunset

Sunset in Paris overlooking Notre Dame at dinner in an apartment that dates to 1648!

Such an incredible night! Big thanks to Bianca my EatWith host who cooked dishes from her native Genova in Italy while we watched the sun set over Paris.



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Passy - Paris (16th Arrondissement)

Summertime in Paris is ❤️.



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The Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, France. In the 10th Arrondissement. 

Currently staying in an AirBNB apartment near Canal Saint Martin and decided to put some of the footage I have taken over the last few days with my camera to music. 

Camera: Sony RX100 III edited on my phone using the new Vee video app (so fun!). 

Just having some fun with video. :)

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New York City


Imagine if this was your view?

Taken from the penthouse at Le Parker Meridien.

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Paris street art in Le Marais

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Paris - 16th Arrondissement (Passy ).  Watch to the end for spectacular views!! 

This is shot from the Airbnb apartment I am in located in the 16eme in Paris in a neighborhood called Passy.

This is maybe one of the most relaxing and beautiful apartments I have stayed in here in Paris. The views are breath-taking. 

Used the iOS app call Vee to shoot and edit this video on my phone and it is  edited with a song I am feeling attached to at the moment by Devotchka. (used the Vee filter Capetown )


I will post photos and more video of the area and apartment with links eventually this week.

This is just a musical teaser! Hope you enjoy!!!

Music:  Devotchka - Sunshine





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Where to find me online:

Periscope: travelinglens

My Travel photography blog (on Tumblr): http://travelinglens.me/

My NYC photography blog (on Tumblr): http://nythroughthelens.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelinglens

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/travelinglens

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NYThroughTheLens

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Contact me:  photos@nythroughthelens.com
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Paris

Earlier this evening 🌅

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Woke up to this view over the rooftops of Paris and felt inspired to do a video with my phone using the new video app Vee (all phone!!). Celebrating a moody first day of summer here in Paris.

My first using the app and edited with a song I am feeling attached to at the moment by Beirut. (used the Vee filter Florence...for Paris wink emoticon )

I used my phone for this since I wanted to try it out (with the pro-stabilizer!). Love it! I think you can import though so I am thinking of doing little vignettes while here in Paris with my RX100 III (my fav for daytime video due to the built-in ND filter!) and then using Vee to edit since it's so easy and fun.

This is shot from the Airbnb apartment I am in located in the Canal Saint Martin neighborhood.

I will post photos and more video of the area and apartment with links eventually this week.

This is just a musical teaser! Hope you enjoy!!!

Music: Beirut - The Akara





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View my New York City photography in a video!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkBVx_wXKzk

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Where to find me online:

Periscope: travelinglens

My Travel photography blog (on Tumblr): http://travelinglens.me/

My NYC photography blog (on Tumblr): http://nythroughthelens.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/travelinglens

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/travelinglens

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NYThroughTheLens

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Contact me:  photos@nythroughthelens.com
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Feel so honored to have this profile done on me by G+ ! 

Humbled and grateful. 

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Collector Profile: +Vivienne Gucwa  

The way in which Manhattan-based travel photographer and writer Vivienne Gucwa discovered her love for photography was something of a fluke. Six years ago, armed with only an amateur point-and-shoot digital camera, she set off on walks from her Lower East Side apartment to relieve the stress of pre-med classes. As she explored the city, she began to capture the moments and post them on her new blog, “NY Through The Lens.”

As time passed and as her online following began to swell, Vivienne realized that her newfound passion for photography could become more than just stress relief.

In 2011, she joined a budding photography community on Google+, which she credits as one of the sources of inspiration to add writing and stories to her photos. And in 2014, some of those same stories and photos took the shape of a coffee table book titled, “NY Through The Lens,” which is available for purchase online and at most major book retailers. 

Fast forward to today and Vivienne now has over 1.75 million G+ followers. She continues to document her travels to cities all over the world (including Paris, England and Tokyo) in her “Through The Lens” collections. You can view her collections here: https://goo.gl/NZrRLZ

So what’s next for Vivienne?

“I’d love to do a cohesive around-the-world trip and just capture all the places I’d still love to see,” she said. “Cuba, Patagonia and Scandinavia are at the top of my list, but there’s also a lot of places in the US I’d like to visit as well.” However, she won’t just be taking pictures. Vivienne tells us that video has become a new passion that she is excited to explore.

No matter where her passions take her, the moments she captures will be right at your fingertips in her collections.
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Photography found me a few years ago and I found, in turn, that photography and writing are two of my biggest passions in this world. 

I now spend an inordinate amount of time photographing the world and writing about it.

I couldn't be happier.

In fact, my book containing my photography of New York City along with my writing is being released this autumn. It's available for pre-sale on Amazon right now. All info and details about the book can be found here:


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I maintain two photography blogs. Here they are:




Here are some links of interest:

About me:  About Page 

Events, conferences, and published work: Media

Social media reach, goals, and information about brands: PR


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Where can you find my photography to view in one place and/or to purchase as prints? Thanks for asking! Here you go:



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    Literary Theory - Literature, Language & Criticism, 2009 - 2011
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I don't know what I could possibly say that hasn't been said already regarding this beloved late-night East Village establishment. The fries are potato perfection: slightly crispy and golden on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. Their wide array of sauces is unmatched and I am personally fond of the pesto, mango and wild mushroom sauces. Every time I am in Pommes Frites, a number of people are ordering the poutine which looks heavenly. The only negative I could possibly come up with regarding this spot is that the lines can get super long especially on the weekends. The East Village is home to many bars and fries seem to go well with a bit of inebriation making the wait a bit long at times.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This is a really low-key, understated Thai food restaurant. Their curries are incredible and they have curries I haven't seen listed in many other places like pumpkin curry. The prices are reasonable relative to the neighborhood and the vibe here is a relaxing one. The staff is also very attentive and they offer free-wifi which is always a plus.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Whoa! I found out about this place from Yelp. Living close to it, I have passed it quite a few times since reading about it but haven't had the time to try it out until this fine evening. Knowing that it frequently is full of NYC cabbies (and seeing this every time I pass it) looking to have a great meal added to it's appeal for sure. I just ordered a bowl of rice with 2 sides (I chose #4 and #7 sides today) and oh my.... this is *seriously* the best Indian food I have had in NYC, hands down. Not only that but everything is obscenely cheap! I cannot believe I just paid what I paid for this! Also, the rows and rows of Bollywood videos lining the walls are great to browse through while waiting for your tasty meal to be heated up. You would never, ever imagine such gastronomic delights existed within since it's a fairly tiny and definitely under-the-radar sort of place. Will be going back for more!
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Look, I think that anything I attempt to say about this place will never quite suffice because it's really *that* good. However, I will attempt to explain why I frequent this taco truck with wild abandon and why I have even told people on more than one occasion that their burrito is akin to a metaphorical food of the gods. This is authentic Mexican food at its finest. It's not laden with salt to make up for a lack of seasoning. It's not generic tex-mex. It's no frills, super tasty (they don't know the meaning of bland) and ultra fulfilling Mexican food done right. Let's talk about their burritos. For $7.50, you get a gargantuan burrito packed with cilantro, the tastiest rice of its kind around (if you opt for the vegetarian option which is *excellent*), your choice of meat, lettuce, queso fresco (fresh), onions, chopped tomatoes, guacamole and a nice tiny sprinkle of fresh grated cheese and sour cream. If you ask for it 'hot', they really pack a punch with the spice so unless you are ready to commit in that way, you may want to first try it without the super spicy stuff (which, by the way, brings the burrito to a whole other level of awesome if you love hot and spicy food). There was a 3 day period a few months ago when they weren't on their typical corner and I was in a serious panic. I can't imagine a world or the East Village without this beloved truck.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
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This definitely ranks in my top 10 New York experiences now. Yes, it was that good. I attended the two hour tour called Getting By- Past and Present and not only was the tour guide extremely personable and knowledgeable but it's such an incredible way to live through history. During my tour, we went through two different tenement apartments, learned all about the families who lived there and got to look at census records, photographs and keepsakes of the former tenants. We also listened to a short oratory recollection of an inhabitant of one of the apartments. She spoke about what it was like to live there when she was a little girl and described in detail parts of the kitchen where we were standing which had been lovingly restored to be exactly as she had explained. It was chilling and heart warming. The guide took us through a non-restored apartment to show how things were when the museum initially found the space which was harrowing since there was so much decay and history before us even down to the writing on the walls indicating the amount of garments that had been stored in the room by tenants. Since it was the two hour tour, there was much spirited discussion and lots of questions and it was just one of those perfect New York experiences where people discussed their own family migration histories. We even all had some cookies and iced tea together at the end! I am considering becoming a member now. What a great, great place and space. Highly recommended for those visiting NYC looking to piece together their own histories by viewing the early experiences of these former tenement families and also native NYers looking to learn more about their city.
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Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This definitely ranks in my top 10 New York experiences now. Yes, it was that good. I attended the two hour tour called Getting By- Past and Present and not only was the tour guide extremely personable and knowledgeable but it's such an incredible way to live through history. During my tour, we went through two different tenement apartments, learned all about the families who lived there and got to look at census records, photographs and keepsakes of the former tenants. We also listened to a short oratory recollection of an inhabitant of one of the apartments. She spoke about what it was like to live there when she was a little girl and described in detail parts of the kitchen where we were standing which had been lovingly restored to be exactly as she had explained. It was chilling and heart warming. The guide took us through a non-restored apartment to show how things were when the museum initially found the space which was harrowing since there was so much decay and history before us even down to the writing on the walls indicating the amount of garments that had been stored in the room by tenants. Since it was the two hour tour, there was much spirited discussion and lots of questions and it was just one of those perfect New York experiences where people discussed their own family migration histories. We even all had some cookies and iced tea together at the end! I am considering becoming a member now. What a great, great place and space. Highly recommended for those visiting NYC looking to piece together their own histories by viewing the early experiences of these former tenement families and also native NYers looking to learn more about their city.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago