Monthly Archives: July 2009

Last evening in Paris

Today was really low-key – packing, cleaning, laundry.  The usual sorts of things you have to do before you leave somewhere.  It was good to have all the sightseeing that we wanted to get in done, with the full realization … Continue reading

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Paris Plages and Notre Dame

As we’re wrapping up our time here, I’m feeling a little more relaxed about getting to see all the sights.  It’s funny because last week we were rushing around everywhere to get in another neighborhood, museum, experience.  This week I … Continue reading

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Lunch on a river boat

Today we had the pleasure of meeting up again with my friend Clemence.  We were going to be given a tour of the caves where she and her boyfriend have started a unique company called Wine Sitting and then have … Continue reading

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Oh no!

Spotted while walking around Paris. I know that these aren’t the sort of photos you’ve come to expect from this month’s collection of perfection but these were the only pictures I took today.  Scotty and I mostly spent today running … Continue reading

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I just won this…

This is an original painting that I’m really excited to have won.  I entered a give-away on Diahn’s blog and my number was picked.  As Scotty and I are putting together quite the eclectic collection of original art, antique prints, … Continue reading

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Tour de France!

Well we’ve been going, going, going and would have probably taken a break today if it wasn’t the Tour de France.  My brother-in-law Jimmy love biking and racing and we knew we needed to get some pictures of the iconic … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo, Marais, and more…

Waking up after our marathon day yesterday we decided to do the same thing again!  I think we’re starting to feel some urgency as this is our last week here and there is still so much to see.  The past … Continue reading

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I think this may have been my favorite day…(Part III)

So we’d explored St. Denis, seen the basilica, marveled at the Rodin and arrived home exhausted.  We decided to just take it easy this evening and rent a movie.  Well we were home for less than an hour before Paris … Continue reading

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I think this may have been my favorite day…(Part II)

Following our explorations of St. Denis we hopped on the metro and made our way to Musée Rodin.  A friend of Clemence’s had recommended it at her dinner party and I was anxious to visit.  Rodin was the sculptor of … Continue reading

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I think this may have been my favorite day…

Today we had a plan.  An actual plan…not strict, more like an outline.  I’d been hankering to go up to St. Denis to see Abbot Suger’s famous Cathedral: the first Gothic cathedral ever built.  I was intrigued and had been … Continue reading

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