Paris...Left Bank
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 09:36PM
Cheryl Crotty


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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