Paris: The Last Edition

36 thoughts on “Paris: The Last Edition”

    1. Merci Sheree! Thank you for indulging me. I have banged on and on about Paris. But it is a city that demands nothing less.

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  1. Once,again,Dotty, your pics and text bring everything in that beautiful city Alive .
    Good luck with putting the finishing touches on your new digs.

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    1. Thank you as always. 🙂 I have finished with it and reached India as well. Now the job is to battle some deadly jetlag.

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  2. Your photos bring back memory of my last trip to Paris! I did walk a similar route, starting from the Gare du Nord, crossing the Seine, through Latin Quarter and ended up in Jardin du Luxembourg 🙂 I think you can only see the true beauty of Paris when you walk through her streets.

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    1. Those walks are just unmissable…I miss them even now! Sometimes I have these moments when I remember random places and times, and it brings such a warm glow. It must be one of the rewards of travelling.

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      1. Specifically, it is the rewards of travelling “not in group”. I used to join tours, and I must say I barely remember anything after my trips. Just spending a lot of time on the bus 🙂

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      2. Of course! I have never travelled in groups — except for press junkets and I must say I hated them for the most part.

        Here’s to travelling your own way and bending to no one else’s whims.

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    1. Thank you Megala, I loved that moment too. A quiet stolen moment with the play of light and shadow, because soon after people started appearing on the scene.

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  3. I’m sitting on a train in northern Sri Lanka and can’t manage to download all your photos but the ones I can see are lovely. What wonderful reminiscence of your time in Paris. I couldn’t agree more with your parting words. Safe travels Dippy!

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    1. Oh well, in a manner of speaking, we are in the same continent. I am in India visiting my parents. Which places are you travelling through in Sri Lanka? It is so beautiful there, though searingly hot. Do have a safe trip and thank you for the generous words as always, Caroline. xx

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  4. Loved reading your impressions of the Luxembourg Gardens. I remember them as the location for pony rides and model yacht racing on the lake. Before that, sitting in deck chairs watching artists with my late mother. Great photos btw

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 You must be remembering it with particular fondness because of time spent there with your mum. It all sounds rather blissful. Those pony rides, model yacht racing and keeping an eye out for artists.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. Me too. I am as far away as possible, in India, and the heat is making me stir-crazy. Make it an extra large sigh for me.

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  5. I love Paris. Ever since going last October, I want to go back but I am currently trying to save money sooo… No Paris for me. That being said, I loved reliving Paris through your eyes. I feel like everyone has an opinion on the city – either you hate it or love it (at least that’s the only two opinions on it I have ever heard). Great post Dippy, and those black and white pictures enhance your writing so well!

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    1. Hey Fiona, how have you been? Apologies for the delayed reply. Am in Calcutta at my parents’ and the wifi is a bit wonky here. Anyway, Paris will happen for you. It might take time, but then the best things in life take time, ain’t it? Thank you for your kind words as always. xx

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      1. Oh, no problem! I’ve been doing great, thanks for asking Dippy, how about you? And true, and like I said, it’s not like I have never been to Paris before, it’s just now that I’ve been I desperately want to return and spend more than a weekend there. xx

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      2. I am good. Just trying to bide the intense heat in Calcutta before I travel back home.

        I am sorry! Clearly I was amiss. I do hope you get to return soon… (the news about the Notre Dame is saddening, on an aside). Have a great rest of the week. xx

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  6. Hi! I hadn’t visited in a while, wanted to wander over and see how you are doing, Dippy-Dotty Girl! Hope the spring is warming you up there on the COLD east coast. We are getting some sun, definitely, here it is supposed to be 80 degrees F this weekend. Time to start watering the yard. (boo hoo)

    I LOVE this black-and-white travel journey for Paris. It’s like you time-traveled us back to the 1920s or something! Such a gift you have for celebrating places and good times of visits. Thank you!

    p.s. I’m still doing my baby running program, up to about 10-15 minutes now (hah!). Hope your running is going well also! I think of you with my jogging steps sometimes, as images of my running friends and family flip into my mind while I’m moving. 🙂

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    1. Theresa, so good to hear from you. Thank you for thinking of me while jogging. I like that. Connects us over different time zones and places us in the same mental zone. 🙂 Well done with increasing your running program. Slowly upping the ante is the best way of going about it. *hi five. I am also changing up my routine and including more yoga and weights to add a bit of a kick to it all.

      Gardening and spring rituals on the horizon, yeah? That sounds just about lovely. We are indeed warming up here though it is sufficiently nippy still. Today there was a pizza-making event on the rooftop in the evening. The chef used the grill outside for the pizzas and my teeth started chattering from the piercingly chilly winds sweeping through my bones. Fingers crossed for a bit of warmth and loveliness.

      Thank you so for the sweet words of appreciation. You are kind to give this post your time of day. Bisous.

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