What does Paris look like from inside my Burlington living room? I want to crystalize each experience, retain the images of people, places, pictures , keep savoring the flavors (Moroccan tagine, morning croissant, Libanese ice cream) and allow the memories to swell and swell. What are some of the moments to remember … A nighttime … Continue reading View from the other side
The days have dwindled down to a precious one … that last day, that last tango in Paris. What is it that I still need to do today … What memories do I still want to make …? What surprise awaits me around that last corner before I board the jet plane that will take … Continue reading That last precious day
The Shaw’s grocery ad has arrived in my e-mail … the reality of life back home creeping in … the end of my sojourn in Paris. But I still have a lot of Paris living to do! I awoke at 5 am this morning and started making a wish list for my final day. But … Continue reading Got my goat !
“I like your shoes” or Feet in France ! Since feet (like mine which don’t work) have become a fetish, I thought shoes on feet rated a photo essay. Sneakers are no longer démodé … everyone wears sneakers, particularly all sane tourists. (For the nimble of foot, there are 300 steps to climb to the top of Sacre Coeur … Continue reading Street Scenes #1: J’aime beauoup vos chaussures
It seems Paris lends itself more to pictures, to images, than to words. A peak experience on this trip was slip-sliding past the monuments of Paris, riding a boat on the Seine as twilight morphed into evening. The pink purple of a beautiful sunset was behind us as we cruised slowly past the Louvre, the … Continue reading Paris by Twilight
Well, the Klimt exhibit was worth the plane fare ! Immersion art it is called, and what it is is images and colors and sound engulfing you; surrounding you with floor to ceiling pictures projected on walls, fixed and freestanding, to the accompaniment of music ranging from Strauss and Chopin to Wagner and Mahler. Paris, … Continue reading Touching Gold
Thanks everyone for your comments ! I enjoy reading what it is you enjoy and your “voices” help keep me connected. I’m sorry I haven’t had the time to respond to each one individually, but thanks for taking the time to post and keep on writing as Rick Steves might say ….. Here is a … Continue reading Exchanging Notes
Here I am, sitting in the early morning light on my balcony, trying to write “one true sentence” …. that Hemingway curse ! Actually what I am doing is just loving this moment, not worrying about what I’ll do today or when I’ll do it. It’s wonderful having a Room with a View, meaning my … Continue reading Street Musings