Travel theme: Gaudy

Is it possible to be classically gaudy? Or tastefully gaudy? That is the question I will explore for this week’s theme at Where’s my backpack?! If there’s any city that can pull off gaudy in a stylish way, it would be Paris! A city full of beauty and gorgeous architecture, it also has its fair share of over-the-top extravagances. I mean, they even have a crazy ornate decorating style named after them – French Rococo! Even the word sounds gaudy. Look it up on wikipedia if you don’t believe just how gaudy it could be. Add to that, you have the Eiffel Tower – an elegant icon of the city by day, but at night it turns into a sparkling disco ball version of itself. I rest my case!

Still, Paris can make even the tacky look good – like a supermodel who can pull off an outlandish outfit that would look frightful on any normal human being. So here’s to the beautifully garish side of Paris!

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