Only in Paris

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In tribute to the sad events happening in Paris, I am reminded of our trip to Paris last year. As always, the markets of a city or a town tell so much of the character of a place.

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Okay, so they weren’t all markets……

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I think we’ve covered all the major food groups for lunch…cheese, bread and wine…and of course the local patisserie…I loved the sing-song way they would say

“”Bonjour Madame!

…Bonjour Monsieur!”

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You’d think these pesty tourists would let a cat sleep….

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Our apartment was above the patisserie and the chocolate shop….the smells each morning were wonderful…

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IMG_0448 2 (1024x798)When we  came back from sightseeing the markets were packed up for the night, and…..someone has made an bouquet  of the scraps of fruit and vegetable

…only in Paris

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All photos copyrighted by Gerrie Mackey

12 Replies to “Only in Paris”

  1. Lovely tribute to paris. Using the vibrancy of the markets as a metaphor for the city as a whole. The last photo is particularly poignant today I think.

  2. Thank you for this post, it reminds me of the two trips we took to Paris, each a really magical experience. We stayed at a place near the Botanic Garden on the Rue Mouffetard.

        1. I thought of putting a couple of photos of Monet’s garden into the post, but it was raining the day we went and the photos were a bit dark. However, the gardens were an inspiration anyway, as with so many of the lovely parks and gardens in Paris.

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