Marja-Leena Rathje
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Paris: details


Throughout our trip to London, a few parts of England and now Paris, I've been constantly looking, seeing, feeling, soaking in everything and letting my husband do most of the photography. Now and then I feel the urge to capture some small details such as this, as if the big pictures are too overwhelming to process yet.

This time in Paris is a way of celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and it's been memorable indeed. Yesterday's many hours in an art museum, then hours and hours of walking left me exhausted so this Tuesday morning I'm taking it easy while my keen cyclist husband has gone to try out Paris' fantastic Velib bike rentals. A week here is not enough! We'll be on our way home in a couple of days and then I hope to sort through numerous photos and scribbled notes and begin to share my thoughts and impressions.

Marja-Leena | 19/05/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban


Looks like the face of an untipped waiter. (You didn't think you'd get away with merely observing service compris on the bill, did you?)

I believe that a lifetime is not enough to begin to digest Paris. Just keep soaking - we are all so much the richer for the marinade!

Paris. I will be there in a few months. Only a week. Well, you will have to come back.

Happy Anniversary! How is the wine there? I shall drink a glass in your honour now.

Never enough time in Paris. Safe journey home!

Home again after a very long and tiring journey yesterday: Paris to Montreal, then to Vancouver. A wonderful holiday with many great highlights but wow, it IS great to be home again with lovely sunshine and an overgrown garden. Wish I could be lazy for a while longer, though I must say it was not a lazy-type vacation except for no cooking, housework and gardening. I even lost weight in spite of all those desserts in Paris. Must have been all those miles of walking.

Barrett, we usually tipped and found no unpleasantness anywhere, only amongst the many gargoyles. The Parisians on the whole were a lot friendlier than the Londoners, we were surprised to find, even when our French failed us.

Olga, Hattie, Leslee - I agree that there is never enough time in Paris! Hope to go back someday.

R, thanks for the toast! It was a memorable celebration!