May 26, 2009

High Paris Views ~ Montmartre

Let me invite you along to to Paris again today, in sharing some photos that I took in one of my very favorite areas of the city, Montmartre. Perched over Paris on it's tallest hill, with my favorite church in the city, Sacre Coeur at it's summit...

May 21, 2009

One Word ~ Paris

We arrived in Paris to a rainy mist and cold (by our Miami standard) temperatures, but our hearts were eager to wander and explore after an all night flight. A city where I have spent much time in my life, I needed to get reacquainted like an old friend and get my bearings after a hiatus of several years left me twisted around. It all comes back, and my forgotten parlez slowly returned enough to get us by on our wanderings. As it was morning, we dropped off our luggage at the hotel but could not check in and decided to just spend the day walking. We stayed at the elegant and quiet Hotel Sofitel in the 8th arrondissement, which is a favorite area of mine...a five minute walk to the Champs Elysee shopping and the Arc de Triomphe, that offers the most sweeping vista of the city of Paris from it's roof deck. Despite the inclement weather, we walked for miles on our first day, and these photos are just a few that I have to share with you...more than 400 taken! We brought my smaller Canon Elph camera instead of my big guns Rebel XTI with all of the lenses and equipment, as we wanted to be less encumbered, but I think that the photos came out well. I will write several posts over the next week or so and let you know about the sights, the food, fashion and what probably most of my blog readers want to know about ~ the Flea Markets! We experienced and saw a bit of everything during our week's stay, from the sublime to the outright silly, so join along....I will keep the commentary brief and the photos flowing: That's it for today, I am in need of answering many emails and getting caught up with the packing and shipping that has piled up while I was away. If you are waiting for a package, it will be going out asap.....and hopefully next week I will start to post some of what was purchased for the website ~ some fabulous treasures!