{and then there was paris}

. . . recent thoughts about love and favourite things has led to paris, or at least, the memory of it . . .

and here, a few photographs from the summer, taken between walks along the narrow, cobblestone streets, shopping on the left bank, and fresh baguettes and warm cups of café au lait . . .

{and to p, my top five favourite memories:}
* serenade by a mariachi band on the métro
* champagne in the gardens of versailles
* dinner at the top of le centre de pompidou when the twinkling lights of la tour eiffel blazed their last for another night
* listening to you order éclairs in french from the local patisseries
* hand in hand along the seine

{all images by {this is glamorous} june 2008}

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Anonymous juliette c. said...

I stayed in Paris two weeks in the past August (as part of my honeymoon) and it was the best holidays than never!!! The mood in Paris, the mood of the street, of the bar lettering, the mood of the air was magic. I started thinking about my new born blog exactely there. There inspiration is everywhere!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

What wonderful pictures and memories you must have to go along with them.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

Paris is a blast! Thanks for sharing.. I LOVE THE ORSAY!

November 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that first photo of the chandelier is the most gorgeous thing i have ever seen. i am envious.

November 10, 2008  
Anonymous nadia said...

these is nothing like it! beautfiul photographs!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Dallas Shaw said...

I took similar photos in london and am going to post. I am thinking about maybe making notes of them...

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Paris Atelier said...

Oh Paris! What I wouldn't do to be there right now! Thank you for such a beatiful post! You brought back many delicious memories for me! Have a beautiful day!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Jozette said...

Oh, how I love Paris. I studied in France (the south of France) and visited Paris twice when I was there. It's about time I went back.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

That chandelier is stunning, as is this post, which has given me an even bigger desire to visit Paris!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Lauren K said...

I love that door. I found bright colored doors every where in Europe, especially Ireland. I would love to call one the entrance to my home. Lovely post and pictures.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger ms. shoo said...

Nicely captured fotos, makes me long to go back to Paris . . . soon!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Vintage+Chic said...

Incredible shots! Love them all.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

Oh, what a sweet sentiment! You really are poetic, my dear. And these photos, wow...I have been dreaming of going back to France since the day I came back. So so gorgeous!

November 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were serenaded my a mariachi band in Paris? If so, I am buying my ticket NOW! I adore your photos :)

November 10, 2008  
Blogger please sir said...

So lovely...looks like an amazing trip.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger London Girl said...

Paris is such a beautiful, inspiring place isn't it? My favourite activity is wandering the market and art galleries in Montmarte. Thanks for your gorgeous blog.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger I *Heart* You said...

that blue door is the perfect shade of blue. i adore it.

November 10, 2008  
Anonymous thrilled by the thought said...

So beautiful...I wish I was there as well.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

That first photograph had me staring at it for 5 mins, I wish I could have such a beautiful ceiling and chandelier.
Ah how I wish I could visit Paris, the top city on my places to visit.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger i.d. said...

That chandelier is stunning!!!

I really really really want to visit Paris; these pictures make me want to go even more...

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Courtney said...

Beautiful photos; it looks like a wonderful trip. And the first photo with the chandelier is so stunning- wow!

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Trixy Tran said...

Gorgeous photos! I've never been to Paris, but I'd love to visit someday! And maybe live there (:

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Carla said...

lovely photos of Paris. I have just returned from Australia and Paris is at its best. So beautiful and mysterious. Great post. Carla x

November 10, 2008  
Blogger SHILL said...

every one of them equals perfection!!! my fave would be, the menu with light on top and blue door...you're making me daydream again :)

November 10, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

my heart aches every time I see pictures of Paris. it wasn't long time ago when I was just living there as a 'Parisian'. One day I shall return.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger katie mae said...


i love paris.

it's just magical.

*i think if you've been to paris, you forever miss it.

November 10, 2008  
Blogger shilvia said...

i love this post of yours...everything is so beautiful :)

November 11, 2008  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely tour. Paris always reminds me that more is more!

November 11, 2008  
Blogger .vanessa said...

amazing photos! definatly my dream place to visit!!

November 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are some really beautiful photos of paris. makes me wanna go there even more:) i've just started reading your blog recently and i'm gonna link it to mine!

November 11, 2008  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

I haven't been to Paris in years, but some day, somehow, it will be my home. Now just to learn a little French!

November 11, 2008  
Blogger breathing in the dreaming world said...

this reminds me how much i loved living in paris...

November 11, 2008  
Blogger Easy and Elegant Life said...

Here's to the Pont Neuf, Mrs. E.'s favourite bridge and all the walks in between!

Yes, we will always have Paris. What luck...

November 11, 2008  
Anonymous Miss Ookpik said...

You sure captured some lovely vignette of Paris!

November 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paris is truly beautiful! even down to the loaves and slices of bread...hmmmm..
have to be there soonest!

November 11, 2008  
Anonymous Ms Shallow said...

Fantastic pictures. I really like all the ornaments on frames (and the one in the ceiling).

November 12, 2008  
Blogger An Atlanta Bride said...

Thank you for "taking me there" with these fab photos!!

November 12, 2008  
Blogger grenadine said...

Lovely lovely photos... makes me want to move ASAP to Paris.

November 13, 2008  
Blogger la la Lovely said...

I have been dreaming of Paris today.. thanks for the fix!!!!!
x Trina

November 18, 2008  
Blogger Classic Style in City said...

thanks you for the picures..so lovely..I remember Paris like yesterday...have a great weekend

November 28, 2008  
Anonymous photohogger said...

This is great! Love your images - planning a trip there end of July so this is helpful and getting me really excited! Curious, where did you have dinner at the top of le Centre De Pompidou? I'd love to do the same! Please send me an email photohogger@gmail.com - thanks!

July 02, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

photohogger -- oh my goodness! saw your comment perhaps a little too late?

the restaurant is called place georges

Address : Place Georges Pompidou, 4th arrondissement

To Get to the Restaurant: Take the escalators or elevator from the second floor of the Cenre Pompidou Forum (main hall). Reserve ahead for dinner: you may not be allowed up otherwise.

Metro: Rambuteau or Hotel de Ville (Line 11); Les Halles (Line 4)

RER: Chatelet-Les-Halles (Line A)

Bus: Lines 38, 21, 29, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85, 96

Parking: Rue Beaubourg Underpass

Phone: 33 (0)144 78 47 99

September 15, 2010  

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