Monday, November 26, 2018

Au Revoir, Paris

All good things come to an end.


And what saved me from being completely morose at leaving Paris was knowing that in a few hours, I would be in England, my soul country. But oh, I do love Paris. and here are a few of my favorite photos I didn't include in the other posts. Some of the reasons I love Paris.


The flowers...



The metro signs old...


...and new...


...Inside and out.


The boulangeries. This one was across from our hotel.


Honestly, how can one resist?


The glorious architecture.


The cafes.


The markets.


The Seine.


Ah, the Seine!


The spirit.


The doors and windows...


...and fountains.


Walking the narrow streets.


 The wine.


The bouquinistes.


The bicycles.


The elegance and history.


The unabashed glitziness. But elegant glitz.


The gardens and palaces.


The macarons.


The street signs.


The way they just do it right.


Time to head to Gare du Nord. I do love train stations!


And catch a ride...


...through the beautiful French countryside as the sun goes down on our time in France.


Until next time...

39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lovely collection of Paris scenes. You have me wanting to visit Paris now.
The Eiffel Tower at night is gorgeous. So many pretty photos, thanks for sharing your trip! Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What a truly beautiful city and you sure captured its spirit in your photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had such a good time in Paris, it is a place that captures you with heart and soul. Hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Hehe, well, honestly.. I can ;-)
Very, very, very seldom my sweet tooth wakes up (but pizza etc have calories, too).
What a beautiful window!
And all those styles, wonderful. When I was in Paris I was only 14 years old and sure had no eyes for such beauties.
Oh, you would not love trains if you came to Germany. Funny, that the French, who are known as come si come sa are on time there and the always punctual German looses so big time-wise when it comes to trains...

Jenny Woolf said...

Such wonderfully Parisian pictures! I can spend hours looking into cake shop windows there. They manage to make their food into a work of art. I do love those tall ornate windows too. And the photos of Gare du Nord are to me very atmospheric too. There is something so exciting about train stations, specially ones where you can catch a train to *several* other countries! I am thinking of you taking those photos just a few short hours before we met you coming out of the gate at St. Pancras!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, that metro sign! Old windows and doors always take my breath away, as well as the gardens. So glad you had such a good time!
hugs,
Jann

William Kendall said...

Wonderful captures! I'd love to see Paris someday.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It all looks like it's from a movie set. I can't imagine what it must be like to live in such a place. I love that bright, turquoise shop . . . it's all just breath taking!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You may have saved the best post till last. It was breathtaking and heartwarming all rolled into one great view from your camera!

Joyful said...

I love this post, especially how you ended by going to catch the train to London. So many wonderful memories for you and Rick on your beautiful trip to Paris.

Mae Travels said...

Like you, I just got back and I'm ready for another week there! We saw many of the same things, also many that were different. Such a richly endowed city!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your trip was a photographers dream! A photo op no matter where you look...or where you go! I'm so glad you took the time to do these posts to share them with us. I'll probably never get to travel there so I'm enjoying seeing what YOU saw! Hugs, Diane

Kitty said...

Another absolutely beautiful post. I think I could love Paris too!

Joanne Huffman said...

Lovely!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh how I love Paris and the memories you share here. Each one is awesome.

Lynne said...

Wonderful post . . .
Best of the best . . .
Can’t forget the macaroons . ..

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Gorgeous photos! Makes me want to count the days to our trip. How wonderful that you get to explore England now. I look forward to seeing your photos from that adventure.
Thanks for visiting me today!

Pamela said...

What a fabulous trip!

BeachGypsy said...

So MANY wonderful things to see and enjoy, you surely brought the life and the color and the spirit of this grand old city right to life for us. I loved all the beautiful scenes, many of them I could almost hear the music in the background or smell the breads and pastries baking! Hope your week is going good so far, and how is your foot? Definetly some frosty winter weather swooping across some states now!

My name is Erika. said...

What's not to love about Paris? These are gorgeous photos Jeanie. And then the Eurostar to London. That is an exciting trip, but I thought the Chunnel crossing would be more exciting than it ended up being. But it is still fantastic to fly across the countryside. I can't wait to see London. hugs-Erika

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am sure that it was bittersweet to leave, Jeanie, but the visions stored in your memory bank will keep it alive forever, and after all you were moving on to England, hardly a consolation prize. I know that among the sights and sounds, a corner is reserved in Rick’s mind for the odour of bread, and he will think of all the boulangeries, big and small, renowned and unheralded, where his taste receptors were activated and his love of kneading dough and watching it rise was validated. You had a wonderful trip, met old friends, wined and dined, slurped and burped, promenaded and rode the M├ętro, watched Parisians old and young, big and small, sat on benches, smelled the Seine. All in all not a bad way to spend a week I would say!

Linda d said...

You captured it in such a lovely way.

La Table De Nana said...

Great pics!! So much inspiration for your pains and brushes during the long winter months:) It is a fun place to take pics:):)

Sami said...

Great memories of the wonderful city of Paris Jeanie.
I also love old doors and windows and the macaroons of course!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think you touched on everything I love about Paris also!

Art and Sand said...

It is a magical city.

I need orange said...

Et le pain. :-)

The last time I was there, my daughter and I were filling a bottle at one of those green fountain things. An older woman came up to us, and told us that was the best water in Paris. :-)

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Jeanie... I so enjoyed "traveling" with you to Paris. Your photos are stunning as always. My fave is the "Me too" pic. Have a wonderful week.

Pam Richardson said...

Your list includes so much of what I love about Paris. I enjoyed every post and can’t wait for England and thanks for sharing Jeanie!

Bonnie said...

Great reasons to like Paris. I have enjoyed all your Paris posts and look forward to England.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You would make a great tour guide of all the places to go and see in Paris!

The Liberty Belle said...

Your photographs made me really miss Paris. I especially loved spending time in Montmartre.

Tracy said...

"England, my soul country... " My heart cries yes to the sentiment loudly, Jeanie! England has always been my heartland... But other places, surely charm, France, among them. ;) LOVE this last look, this last taste, of Paris and these extra out-takes... I should have told you about La Bien Aimee yarn boutique in Paris--hand-dyed yarn made by an American woman in Paris!! https://www.labienaimee.com/ The Paris is shop looks fab!! So much beauty in Paris... *swoon* ... ((HUGS))

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Such beautiful photos! It's been far too long since I've been in Paris - you've made me want to go back now!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Gah, I love this post! Paris is just such a beautiful and special city. No other city compares for me. There's just something so special about Paris. Thanks for sharing all these photos! :)

Danielle L Zecher said...

Great pictures! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Those macarons look amazing. If I ever get to Paris I might be tempted to spend the entire time eating macarons.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh Gosh so gorgeous,I'll never be there however your pictures sure took me to Paris
Love the windows and doors and the fountain,thanks for sharing
Oh I liked seeing the trains also, bullet trains LOL

Katie Mansfield said...

You make me miss it, My Friend. I love Paris. Gorgeous photos.

Olka said...

We were so close to the Paris during our trip to Scotland (we've been driving from Poland to UK). We wanted to hang Paris but we realized that they have strange ecozones system. We couldn't get the sticker to put it on the car's front window on time. After ordering you have to wait for few days to get it. Fine, it's easy to get it online, but this time... We didn't have it.
So maybe next time we'll organize it properly ;)

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