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.