Monday, March 26, 2012

A Tale of One City

Happy Monday! Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I had what can only be described as an absolutely idyllic weekend tootling around Paris. The weather was perfect, the hotel was perfect, the wine was . . . well, you get the picture. But because perfection can also leave one feeling a bit exhausted, I will leave you with these photos.

Lounging on the grass at the Places des Vosges.

The Promenade Planteée, an elevated walkway on a disused railway line.

Graffiti and blossoms on the Promenade Plantée/

Cutting through the buildings.

Drinks on a boat in the Seine, just across from Notre Dame.

The view from our hotel window, right outside the Places des Vosges.

Scary tunnel as our boat makes its way from Bastille to the Canal St-Martin.

One of the many locks on the Canal St-Martin.

The Basin de Villette.

Budding trees at the Jardins des Luxembourg. 
Phew! And there you have it. Paris in the springtime: done.


How was your weekend?

64 comments:

  1. After writing a book set in Paris - I absolutely love seeing all these pictures!

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  2. Gorgeous pics, Talli. Glad you had such a great time.

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  3. Tootle tootle!

    NDME

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  4. My weekend doesn't bear mention next to yours! Lovely pics. Hope to some day take my own.

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  5. Looks like a great time. Wild how the sidewalk goes through the building.

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  6. I'm so glad you had such a fabulous birthday celebration! Thanks for sharing your photos. They're awesome!

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  7. It looks perfect - just as Paris should look.

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    1. The weather has been great in France! Looks like you had fun!

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  8. Beautiful! There a song about that, I think by Cole Porter.

    I love Paris in the springtime
    I love Paris in the fall.
    I love Paris in the winter
    when it drizzles
    I love Paris in the summer
    when it sizzles.
    I love Paris every moment
    every moment of the year!
    I love Paris
    why oh why do I love Paris?
    Because my love is near!

    Happy belated birthday, Talli. Looks like you had a good one.

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  9. Oh wow!!! Oh bon anniversaire!!!!!!

    And dontcha look just lovely! Yay! Take care
    x

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  10. Gorgeous photos. Glad you had a great weekend!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Glad you had such a lovely time. The photos are beautiful and you look fantastic, Talli.

    Take care,
    ~Jamie

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  12. In a word. Perfect. Looking at these photos has made me want to hop back to Paris some time soon. So glad you had a fab birthday, Talli. And vin aplenty, of course. Ooh la la... x

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  13. Beautiful photos, Talli. And when did your hair become so red? I approve!

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  14. So glad you had a wonderful birthday, Talli, and I'm oh so jealous of Paris in the Springtime. Makes me realize I just have to go back one day soon. And yeah, love the red hair
    Karen

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  15. The city looks beautiful, Talli! Thanks for posting the pics, and we're glad you had a good birthday!

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  16. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I want to be there! Looks like you had a fabulous time. So glad you did!

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  18. Gorgeous pictures, and look at you there! :o) We are really digging the early spring here. The girls are having so much fun w/the flowers and making fairy houses. Yay for spring! <3

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  19. Gah!!! So jealous. Like seriously, this sounds amazing.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  20. Ah! I get to live vicariously through you! Thanks for sharing the pictures. They're stunning. I'm glad you had a fun birthday weekend away.
    Oh, and love the red hair. :)

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  21. Wonderful pictures. I especially love that split building. Glad to hear you had such a great time :-)

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  22. Thanks for sharing Talli. Well we spent lots of time at one of the kid's basketball tournaments. Nothing compared to your adventure.

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  23. Paris in springtime! What a treat.

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  24. Belated birthday wishes Talli! Your weekend looks great. I think it's now going on my places to visit list. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Hi Talli! You look so nice in the picture.

    The Brits are so lucky to be that close to Paris!

    I was in Paris quite a lot in the early 80's. I loved shopping for fashion, and the over the top attention one gets- all in French from sales girls.

    So glad to see you took a boat ride. Yeah- that's one scary tunnel. If I ever go back to Paris, I think I should do that, and See Paris more as a tourist- sight seeing. Your photos really show the true Paris. I think I missed a lot.

    So glad it was a perfect weekend birthday!

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  27. The pictures look amazing! Oh, and happy birthday :)

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  28. I think I recognize the girl sitting on the bench.

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  29. Hi Talli .. looks absolutely wonderful - and lots done too - despite the lounging ... it's the second high railway I've seen converted to a walkway this past week - the other was in NYC ... what a great way to see the sights - then your boat trip ..and the drinks, and the cherry blossom ..

    Happy Birthday year ahead .. cheers Hilary

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  30. Thanks for sharing the photos! It looks wonderful! Glad you had a good time. :)

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  31. Gorgeous photos, Talli! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. :)

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  32. Wonderful pictures, looks like a good time was had by all.

    Yvonne.

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  33. Oh! Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  34. Beautiful pictures. I bet you'll never forget that lovely weekend. :)

    We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary!

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  35. Gorgeous!!! One of these days I'll get there! :)

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  36. You may have shown me photos, but I haven't marked Paris off my list :)

    Lovely!

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  37. There is no city more romantic than Paris! So gorgeous!!

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  38. Beautiful, gorgeous photos. Sigh... Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Looks simply perfect. Now's the time to take some characters to Paris and give us a little springtime romantic short (hint hint :))
    Glad you had fun
    Lxxx

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  40. I keep forgetting you're a redhead! You look cute as a button. So glad you enjoyed your b-day weekend.

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  41. I still haven't gotten used to your new hair color! :)

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  42. Happy Belated Borthday Talli! I love your comment about the exhaustion of perfection! Sending you all good wishes!!! :)

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  43. Oh.My.Word! You seriously live the life of a movie star! I'm totally green with envy! But I love it. Absolutely beautiful pics! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  44. Where a picture is worth a 1000 words, these pictures are worth a countless number more. So much fun in your smile and those drinks looked divine!!! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  45. I'm totally envious of you for getting to go to France, especially because I spent the whole weekend working. I've been to Europe before, but it was more than a decade ago and I totally want to go again (and again). Happy belated birthday!

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  46. Happy Belated Birthday Talli! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time in Paris. The pictures are absolutely beautiful, and it's on my wish list of places to visit. Julie

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  47. Sounds and looks wonderful. My daughter is going to Paris for a few days in April - must tell her to look at your photos! I'm usre she'll be blogging about her visit on her return.

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  48. Nowhere like Paris is there? Looks like a really wonderful weekend Talli!

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  49. Paris in the springtime - I'm so jealous! Looks like a fantastic time!

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  50. That scary tunnel totally looks like the tunnel from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  51. Awesome pictures! So glad you had a wonderful Paris birthday weekend!

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  52. Lovely pictures Talli, absolutely loved them and....wait a second...*squeezes eyes* you're...you're red!!!!
    Hey, looks very nice, it's 100% approved : )

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  53. Happy belated birthday, Talli! Your pictures are gorgeous!! :)

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  54. Thanks for the lovely pictures. We had a family weekend that turned out great when my daughter was offered a terrific scholarship to Boston University.

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  55. Happy belated birthday...enjoyed the pics :-)

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  56. Wonderful photos Talli-sounds as though you had a great time. I love walking around Paris in the Spring, stopping off at cafes every now and again and sitting outside people-watching.

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  57. Gorgeous photos--especially the one of you! Glad your birthday was wonderful. :)

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  58. You look like you had a lovely time.Gorgeous photos.

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  59. Ah c'est magnifique! Many happy returns to you.

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  60. Awesome pictures! Glad to hear you have a great trip! :)

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Coffee and wine for all!