Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Colors of Paris in Spring

Noooo, I'm not in Paris. You know I would have told you if I were going to Paris! These are photos from May of 2008 when the kid and I were visiting Raphael. As he says, "En Mai fait ce qu'il te plait" (In May, you do what you want). Which is exactly what we did. The teenager is, however, in Paris taking French courses for a month. Nothing like being immersed into the culture to learn a new language. Paris? Excusey-mwa.

Ahhhh, "shopping" in the Galleries Lafayette. When Raphael first told me we were staying very close to the Galleries, I thought he was talking about an art gallery.  I was quite pleased to find shopping galleries instead! The only shopping we did, however, was the purchase of this box of beautiful chocolates that looked more like pastels. They didn't last long.

Ahhhh, the main gallery was magnificent, to say the least. 

I pictured myself living in the corner penthouse in this building with marvelous views of the Eiffel Tower and the hustle bustle of Paris below. I think I could handle that, if I knew the language.

Ahhhh, springtime in Paris.

Vibrant colors surrounding your every turn.

And then there is Rennes in Brittany. This is where Raphael is from. It's absolutely beautiful, sigh.

And we will never forget Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.

I can't wait for the teenager to see all of this, and more.

He even gets to stay with Raphael for a week after he is finished with his classes. This is going to be quite the experience for him!

I'm so proud. 


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely clicks!

Have a great week and cheers,


Janet said...

What a great way to spend a month! I'm sure he's having a blast.

Love your photos!

Jeanie said...

How did you know I needed a Paris fix? Lucky kid! I hope he's appreciating it as much as we would!

PEA said...

Ah oui, gay pareeeee!! How I'd love to visit there one day...better get over my fear of flying first! lol I so enjoyed every one of your pictures, they truly show how beautiful Paris is. How wonderful that your son is staying there right now, quite the experience indeed. xoxo

Cheri said...

Love your pictures of Paris. I have visited there and there is no city like it in the world. I also saw where you are on the blog A Quadreplegic and his Sister. I have a blog as I am a caregiver to my husband who is a quadriplegic and also has a daiphyramic pacemaker for breathing. Was the blog only for a short period of time? Thanks, Cheri

Beth said...

Ut oh,,,you are being River Sorry,,,lol. Um,,hello,,,time for a new post. Yep,,I know it took me over 6 months to post something. But I AM BACK!!!
Gossshr,,,I sure do miss You!
We need to see some Riverside posts,,pluheeezzzeee.



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