Cole Porter loved Paris for all of its seasons. Maybe it’s because he knew that each transformed the French capital into an entirely new landscape. When the lively bloom of colorful flowers gave way to the bright yellows and oranges of fallen leaves, the whole character of the city changed. The starkness of winter casts the city in a shroud of mystery. Even though the trees stand naked along the parks and boulevards, the clear view only adds to the drama.
Meredith Mullins, the winner of our July Paris in Pictures Photo Contest, found that drama in her winning photograph, taken atop the Arc de Triomphe.
Congratulations to Meredith, who will receive a tote bag and gift certificate for a free September Paris experience from P.S. Privé.
Our judges also loved Meredith’s photograph of the Ile de St-Louis taken during a snow storm, so we’re sharing that, as well.