Tag Archives: Seine

The most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen on the Seine

The Manors arrived at the tail end of a string of rainy days and gorgeous nights. It was strange. One of the things Beth, my mother-in-law, wanted to do was get pictures of the Paris bridges at sunset. Well, the … Continue reading

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Sunset walk through the Latin Quarter

It rained nearly the entire month we had all of our lovely visitors. They were all troopers and didn’t really complain at all. Very impressive. We did have a couple of times when the weather was clear and generally took … Continue reading

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Stormy Sunshine on the Seine

Earlier in my mom and sisters’ visit we decided to hop on a Batobus and ride along the Seine. I had never done this and it was such a wonderful experience to see Paris from the water. It’s a completely … Continue reading

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A taste of summer

Last Friday was gorgeous. While we were walking to class there was still a nip in the air but it carried the promise of warmth. When class was over we lugged our books and packed lunches (yes, we are over … Continue reading

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Quiet in Luxembourg

On my last day of class, I took my time walking home, meandering through the Luxembourg Gardens. I love this little patch of calm in the middle of Paris. In the summer it’s packed with people, every chair turned toward … Continue reading

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Russ and Rea in Paris

My parents arrived about a week ago and we had a wonderful time together. They are now back in California and it’s back to work for Scotty and me. I will be posting about their visit over the next few … Continue reading

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Île St. Louis this morning…

Once upon a time I was a morning person. I am still the type who wakes up with my mind full of thoughts and ideas but later nights have pushed my waking back a bit more than I’d like. Paris … Continue reading

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Paris slows down

There is definitely a change in the air here in Paris. The weather has shifted, signaling the end of the heatwave. Along with the warmth, it seems many of the tourists have left. The banks of the Seine are mostly … Continue reading

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Vélib and Cupcakes

This Saturday, Scotty signed us up for Vélib. After two days of using it, I love biking around Paris. We discovered a coffee shop that actually serves good coffee, La Caféotheque, rode up to Pretemps to enjoy the rooftop views … Continue reading

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Sights, Sounds, Smells

Well, I survived my first day of class. My teacher is tres gentille and the students in my class are at a variety of levels. It’s going to be hard work but I did enjoy my first class – something that … Continue reading

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