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Paris...the Left Bank...the most interesting part of Paris for us.  Lots of so many forms.  Brilliant markets and people watching beyond what you could imagine. Next time I go, I'm going to take a few hours, get me a cup of tea, find the most central sidewalk bench and just simply people watch. I've traveled a lot and continue to do so but honestly France, Paris in particular, has the most interesting and eclectic people. The French move in a different way, of course talk in a different way and have an attitude of knowing exactly how to live life without guilt or apology.  I love that about them...and can we say Fashion...Oh my, they wear it all so well...right down to the shoes...oh, I still haven't shown you my shoes yet...soon perhaps...In the meantime, take a stroll along the Left Bank with me...and really if I could wish one thing for all of you it would be a visit to the South of France...if that's not possible..then just start in Paris and see where it leads you...Happy Friday.

 Most enjoyed and practical mode of travel...very old buildings and cobblestone streets. So much texture.

Notre Dame de a historic religious cathedral, on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Some say it is possibly the most famous of cathedrals.

The Seine River...The Seine is a 776 km long river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. 

 In front of a shoppe...along the way..just stuck me as so pretty and French.

Walking through one of the many parks..where people are just doing their feeding the birds.

One of the many Avenues along the Seine..where are abounds. So many stalls, so much to see.

 The Bridge of Locks..A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweathearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolise unbreakable love.

Last but not least at all, one must have Meringues while in Paris...these were chocolate and very large..can you imagine how good they tasted...

After three days in Paris...we boarded a small River Cruise ship..with only 44 passengers and headed to the south of France...traveling all the way to the French Riveria...Nice..but must enjoy Paris..


Some Finds to share with you this week... A beautiful TED talk about Nature, Beauty and Gratitude...visit Louie Schwartzberg .  It really is a wonderful talk.

Check out 7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Freakin Awesome here:

Sour Cherry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

..Gluten Jaxson would say Yummy.

"I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I've stopped work and said, 'Thank God it's Friday.' But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit."

Helen Mirren


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Reader Comments (13)

Beautiful Cheryl! Thank you for taking us along on your journey. Your photos are incredible. I love, love, love Paris as well. I haven't been in about 20 years...I think I'm due for a trip :)

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstacie

Just arrived home and probably have 5,000 photos to wade through! :) It will take me a good couple of years!

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

Thanks for sharing your walk along the Seine a wonderful place to browse. Those cookies look good...

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell

How nice to see you all on my walk on the Left Bank...your visits are always special...and your comments heartwarming.
Thanks Viv, Stacie and Liz...for coming over.

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

Oh, how I loved this! We spent 1 day in Paris many years ago. I want to return. Always love coming for a visit!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Foster

Thank you for this wonderful peek at Paris. I love all things French and I love how you captured the essence of this beautiful city with these lovely soft tones! Off to check out these links now!

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I really love travelling with you this way Cheryl! Your images are all made with a beautiful sensibility and sense of wonder. Notre Dame is marvelous. I spent a glorious few days in Paris a decade ago and will never forget it. You make me so want to go back. Your observations are acute. But when will you show us your shoes?...I've been waiting so long now...;-)

September 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Beautiful! the left bank has always been our favourite area and a wonderful place to get the creative juices flowing or people-watch.. Those meringues are the best!!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Stacie and Sherry, you must go back. This was our second visit and I loved it more than the first time. Now that I know more I would go back again. soon, I promise. I just have to figure out how to do them. Lol

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Oh Diana you myst come along also. What an adventure that would be if we could all travel to Europe together.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Thank you Susan for understanding about the French influence. I love everything french also. There is so much to love. I have much more to share if I stay with it.

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

So awesome. I just Xanthe over those meringues.

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi

ah these pictures are so special and truly tell a story about your day there!! Such a dreamy place to visit and soak in all the unique culture of the French people. Love the padlock wall and the grand cathedral! Still patiently waiting to see those SHOES! 😊

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

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