16 June 2013

Home from Paris

The delights of Paris this trip:

Time with long- term friends, including time to talk about our contribution as elders. We're chatting and laughing at the amusing directions being given by the friend of the woman talking the photo for us.




Roses in bloom everywhere to make Paris even more gorgeous.




Special treats that we savored to mark the sweetness of the occasion.




A Vivaldi concert in a beautiful church with amazing acoustics. It brought my friend to tears.





Two art exhibits (Chagal and Boudin) in separate and lovely venues.



This is the reason I wanted to live in Italy- the opportunity to go to places where I and my friends want to visit. The combination of beauty, history, music and art fills me up and grows me as an elder by expanding my world view and awareness. To share all this with friends since the 80's who can check in at deeper levels, is rare and altogether satisfying.

14 comments:

  1. I loved Paris when I was there. I stayed in a hotel on the West Bank and went walking through the streets every night. It's definitely a beautiful place. Glad you had such a great time!

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    1. The weather was sometimes great and sometimes not but I had a great time anyway.

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  2. You are lucky on both counts, to live close to major centers of art and culture, and to have good friends to share with.

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    1. Europe- great. Good friends- priceless.

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  3. Lovely trip. Where were the exhibits held? I would go see those if I were over there too!

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    1. The Chagall was at the Musee du Luxembourg and was entitled "Between War and Peace". It was extraordinary. The Boudin was at the Musee Jacquemart Andre which is where Gigi was filmed. The museum used to be a home so you get to see the lifestyle of an influential and wealthy couple who collected art. Their art budget outstripped the Louvre's of the same years! It's hard to decide between all that Paris has to offer but these were amazing.

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  4. Sounds like a really wonderful time...art, music, food, scenery, and wonderful long-time friends. It had to be deeply, richly satisfying.

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  5. You and your friends are as beautiful as your surroundings.

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  6. wow...look at all that stained glass...amazing...looks like you are having a fun time...smiles..

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    1. That church was beautiful and the music was so moving and lovely. The musicians were obviously loving what they were doing.

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  7. Lovely. Is the church Ste. Chapelle? I just remember its beautiful stained glass. Thanks. K. This is Manicddaily from Wordpress. Blogger wants me to use old blogger account.

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    1. Hi K, yes, it's Ste. Chapelle. What a gorgeous place.

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