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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tip-Toeing Back...

V i e w  o f  P a r i s  f r o m 
G a l e r i e s  L a y f a y e t te

I've wondered how I could ever come back to this blog after being away for 10 months.  But since my friend Anita has encouraged me, and since there will be a fabulous Fête in the French Countryside on her blog coming soon, [and there's no place I'd rather be than in the French countryside] I have tip-toed back into blogland with some photos from the two trips to Paris which I have made since my last post.

July 2012

I finally found this tiny, narrow street, 

and returned to this iconic place

Found this on l'Isle Saint-Louis in the middle of the Seine

as well as this

smiled at this...

and this.

Did not do this...[ and why not?, I ask myself in retrospect]

...but did a lot of this.[Oh. That's why.]

Went window shopping

but didn't buy a thing.

Photographed and emailed pix to strangers

Visited Jim's grave at Père Lachaise at the request of a former student

Saw lots of art...

But our favorite artist was this photographer, exhibiting in Bercy

who uses his 93 year old grandmother as a model

I love the trompe l'oeil on the sides of 
Parisian buildings

and the window boxes

we walked down rue Montorgueil

and I was shocked to see this!

I had mixed emotions... the last time I had photographed this building in 2011...

it was deliciously shabby chic!

 And speaking of buildings, we stayed in a marvelous apartment in the Marais, 

          with a huge private courtyard terrace

 and a library filled with books

            and with antiques...

and a salon filled with original art

and even a dancer's barre
[ DO NOT try this at home.
uh, that is to say, I nearly broke my neck]

If you care to watch this video, it will show you the kitchen down in the "cellar"

Since I cannot comment [ even to respond to comments on my own blog!] due to something weird between my server and Google, I have decided to disable commenting.  If you really want to reach me, I invite you to "like" my 
French at Heart page on Facebook. I can talk with you there! [I'm also adding the "follow by email "option.]

It's nice to be back, and I do so look forward to Anita's 3rd annual French Party!  It's Simply Irresistible!

à bientôt,

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