24 May 2011

Paris Proper

last night we had our first outing to Paris city (or as I will now call it "Paris Proper") - you know, the beautiful riverside parts of Paris with all the buildings that have geranium laden windowsills and people busking on the streets and the smell chocolate crepes...

we are living about 25 minutes from the city, we're still technically in "Paris" but we live in a wonderful culturally diverse neighbourhood, some would likely call it "rough", it certainly doesn't come close to the wealth and expense of the grand city but it has so much charm (to me anyway) because it is unapologetically human, and well because of the absence of tourists, it is unapologetically french (and turkish, haitian, algerian, italian)

that said, it did feel so special to be able to take a short train trip into the city,

and of course we had snails and brulee and sorbet,
marveled at the old buildings (with geranium laden window sills)
listened to the conversations of tourists passing by,
planned return trips with with bicycles and a picnic,
romanced about what we're yet to discover -
and watched the dusk sky...
turn into night.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a delicious outing!
    SO glad you are where you are -- marriage is meant to be an adventure!
    x

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  2. I'm so excited to visit Paris! Looks like you're having a grand time so far!

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  3. Newly swooning at this fresh chapter in your engrossing and beautifully embossed story.

    We HAVE to visit.

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  4. Beautiful. Just beautiful ;-)

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  5. Yum yum yum. If only we could find a way to package and post those lovely looking sweets back home to Aus.

    I will be visitng as soon as I can!

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  6. love, love, lovely!

    and i love that your living in the multicultural side of Paris, that is real.

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  7. Oh the brulee makes me think of Amelie! Sigh.

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  8. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful evening! Too bad it was my last evening spent with you.

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