Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bonjour from France


Just a quick note to say bonjour from Paris!  I have been walking my legs off, and taking pictures of course.  There is never a lack of photogenic subjects in this beautiful city...just look at the exquisite carvings on the Louvre!



And you can't come to Paris without doing a little shopping right?!  I popped by Merci today and picked up a little something.




It has been very cold and sometimes rainy while we've been here, but I had to brave the freezing temps tonight to get some pictures of the Eiffel Tower.  And I have to say that it was well worth not being able to feel my feet for about a 1/2 hour after we got back home.

We are having a wonderful time and I am seeing parts of the city I have never seen before, so it's like a new adventure each day.  I can't wait to get back home and process some of the images I have taken since I have taken quite a few HDR shots of the city.

The French have been so warm and welcoming, and last night I had a lovely conversation with an elderly French woman who was out walking her dog.  Between her broken English and my broken French we managed to tell each other all about our families, our pets, and our shared love of Paris.  She then told me that this was the city of her birth, and you could tell how much that meant to her...it was very touching to see her still in love with this beautiful place.

I have much more to tell (and show) you all when we get back...including the chance meeting we had tonight with another artist and her husband who were seated next to us at dinner.  I feel so very lucky to have had this opportunity to travel once again.  The only thing that could make this better would be if our kids were here with us...next time I hope!

Until next time...




19 comments:

  1. How sweet of you to treat us to the City of Light! I hope you continue to enjoy every instant of this wonderful holiday.

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  2. Oh, how wonderful! All of it, Kat. Can't wait to see more. Loving this ~

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  3. It sounds lovely, cold or not. Have a wonderful time - looking forward to more photos.
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  4. Kat, Have a wonderful trip and enjoy every minute! Hugs, Sherry

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  5. Can't wait to hear and
    SEE all about it! Sending
    heaps of love to you,
    my friend....safe travels!

    xo Suzanne

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  6. What fun! You are the best

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
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  7. Looks like you are having a wonderful time, Kat! Enjoy your getaway! XO

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  8. What fun!!! And that is a great shot of the Eiffel Tower! Wishing you safe travels! donna :)

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  9. I hear so much excitement in your voice!! This trip was a very, very good thing.

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  10. Kat-- how wonderful for you to be in Paris at this festive time of year! Cold or not-- I'd be taking those great photos!! Can't wait to see your other Paris photos-- you are so lucky!!
    Vicki

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  11. There is nothing, nothing like seeing the Eiffel tower at night, I love that shot! I can't wait to see what other fabulous photos you have taken !!

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  12. I can tell by the tone of your writing that you are having the time of your life. I love hearing about the chance encounter that you had with the woman walking her dog. It's things like that that bring the enchantment into our days! I am sure that she felt the same meeting you.
    sending hugs...

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  13. I miss Paris! Your Eiffel shot is fantastic and I love the RED Christmas gift! :) You are traveling as one should - seeing the life and not just the landmarks. Enjoy!

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  14. I love that I can send my blog comment around the world to you in France. Great photos - I hope it is relaxing for you not feeling like work. Too funny that the "put-a-tree-on-it" craze has hit Paris too! Enjoy your time there.

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  15. Kat!!!! How fun for you...so jealous! Take lots of great photos ; 0 )

    kelley xxx's

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  16. The older I get the more I appreciate meeting people that love where they live. I don't care where it is. To have a sense of peace and contentment is a wonderful thing. It may not BE Paris to others but to them it is. Beautiful photos. I was there this summer walking the streets when it was very hot!! Hard to imagine it chilly like your experiencing.

    Kathy

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  17. Nice to know you are enjoying my birth place! Beautiful pictures. Makes me homesick! Have fun and eat a croissant (or 2) for me and, of course, have some good red wine to keep you warm and glowing!
    xoxoxo fifi

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  18. The Eiffel Tower shot...be still my heart! This is all so dreamy and romantic already and I am so enjoying getting caught up on this block of posts of yours right now. xoxo

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