Saturday, August 29, 2015

Legends of Our Lady

Come, let us go to a heavenly place
A place ancient, hallowed and wise


Where one can hear the whispered stories of times long past


And marvel at miracles divine.


Where one can witness the colour of foliage and fashion
and perhaps hear a Gothic Romance,











Listen to the wisdom of the beasts of stone


And watch the saintly trio dance.


Let us talk of Kings, Queens and Emperors
Of revolution, hunchbacks and a gypsy girl's charm







Come, let us sit on the banks of the River Seine





 and hear the bells of Notre Dame.




For Di xxxx

Notre Dame de Paris - Paris, June 2015

First 3 photos taken by hubby, flower shots by daughter, naff poem by Debs.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Memories of a Montmartre apartment


Follow the narrow cobbled street to a modest black door







Through a hall and a courtyard
and up rickety stairs 
leading to an equally shy red door







Odd locks and fixtures




Reveals a charming kitchen







And the smallest shower in existence.




However it does boast a teenage retreat / loft




And we shared the local grocer with Amélie 




The views won't make it on any tourist brochure,







But one hears music and laughter.
One smells amazing cooking
and witnesses Paris life
through these windows




Is it the most luxurious place I've ever stayed?

No

Is it the place where I've felt truly part of the community, however briefly,
and the one I have the fondest memories of?

Oui!


Montmartre, Paris - June 2015
Image of the building facade from Google Street View.









Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eiffel Tower

Need I say more?













Again - apologies for the hideous bright yellow date.

Eiffel Tower, Paris - June 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lost in the Louvre


It's a beautiful day
Lets go to the Louvre!!


 It's a bit crowded but the view is nice.


Daughter wants to see the Egyptian Antiquities




And I want to see Napoleon's apartments.



Playing around with the settings on my brand new camera,
we inadvertently activated the date display. 

As a result, some of my carefully lined up this-will-be-great-for-my-blog-shots
has an annoying date on it
that is not only incorrect (the photos were taken on the 19th)
but bright yellow.

Photoshop hints anyone?




Time for a walk in the Tuilleries Garden,
Did you know there are goats?



And Smiley Faced Super Hero Digits?


Louvre and Tuilleries Garden, Paris - June 2015

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