Category Archives: architecture

The Manors take Paris

Yesterday we said goodbye to Scotty’s family. They arrived about ten days ago and we had a full week of museum visits, tours, chatting, and walking! We went to Normandy, climbed up Mont St. Michel, spent hours looking at art, … Continue reading

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A Rainy Night on the Eiffel

I have SO much to get caught up on! The past month has been a blur. We’ve had my mom and sister, Katie in town along with an ever-changing rota of guests. First Mom had several of her friends staying … Continue reading

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The Paris Opera House

On Monday evening all the girls dressed up and made our way to the Paris Opera House to see the ballet L’histoire de Manon. This was one of the things on my mom’s “Must Do” list for her month in … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s because I read a lot of history or as a child I thought that being an archeologist would be the most amazing job ever, but I like ruins. Lots of people like ruins so I know that doesn’t … Continue reading

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On Wednesday Scotty picked up our passports and we have both been granted tourist visas to visit St. Petersburg.  I cannot tell you how excited I am!  Russia is a place I have wanted to visit since I was a … Continue reading

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Fettes College

On Sunday a group of us went to “Fettes Open Day” to see the inside of the school that inspired J. K. Rowling in her depiction of Hogwarts.  Now, just to be clear, an “Open Day” at Fettes is intended … Continue reading

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Open Doors Sunday

Sunday was the second Doors Open day and we took advantage of the opportunity to visit Lauriston Castle – a combination 16th century tower and 18th century country home.  It is situated on the Firth of Forth with gorgeous views … Continue reading

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Doors Open Day

Saturday was gorgeous!  The weather could not have been more perfect and we took full advantage of it!  We got together with some friends, headed to the Farmer’s Market and then hit the streets making our way to the Drumsheugh … 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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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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