How Dagmara Chwalowska Captured The Soul Of Paris

Photo of Laetitia Collier
14 November 2015

Dagmara moved to Paris from the UK, quite reluctantly, over a year ago. Macarons and the Eiffel Tower are precisely the clichés she’s religiously trying to avoid – however, after a few days here, she fell for the city, truly, madly and in a very real way. She fell for the people, the places and the ambiance which are so different and more thrilling than the sugar-coated Paris which is usually represented on (social) media. The best thing about Instagram she says, is that it allows her to share the city she sees with people who inspire her daily. Along with her, we’d like to welcome you to her gallery and hope you enjoy every bit of it.

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole

This stunning lilac-covered little bistrot is an architectural gem, niched in the heart of the Ile-Saint-Louis

Vue From Le Centre Georges Pompidou | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Vue From Le Centre Georges Pompidou

It’s a famous fact that the panoramic view from the roof of Beaubourg is a stunner but few have captured the symmetrical separation between the concrete jungle and the famous Square Pompidou like this

Sacré Coeur in Bloom | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Sacré Coeur in Bloom

Le Sacré Coeur as seen from one of its more secret, blossoming angles

Boot Café | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Boot Café

Shoe menders or coffee shop ?

Dream Days | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Dream Days

How often do you stop and stare at the perfectly intricate angelic statues whilst crossing the Alexandre III bridge?

Montmartre PM | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Montmartre PM

On the other side of the Butte Montmartre, these narrow, picturesque streets are particularly magical at dusk

Watching People Watch Paris | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Watching People Watch Paris

The Musée d’Orsay used to be one of Paris’ busiest stations and this beautiful clock is one of its most treasured legacies

Hi Montmartre | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Hi Montmartre

Dagmara‘s defining feature : a unique ability to fit two facets of the parisian cityscape into one frame

No Better Place For a Rainy Sunday | © Dagmara Chwalowska

No Better Place For a Rainy Sunday

Le Palais de Tokyo and Le Musée d’Art Moderne, two of Paris’ major museums, pictured from behind on a rainy day

Absolutely Not Impressed | © Dagmara Chwalowska

Absolutely Not Impressed

Les Chats de Paris! It’s quite common to come across one’s doppelgänger in the backstreets of the capital

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