Let’s Go! Part VII

Now that we have journeyed along the coasts of Portugal and Spain, sampled the food and drink of both countries, experienced a touch of rough seas  and enjoyed the amenities aboard Le Boreal, we arrive at our final destination: Paris.

Of course, we see all the familiar sites: the Eiffel Tower

the Arc de Triomphe as well as monuments galore and the incredible architecture for which Paris is famous.

As interesting as all these things are, what I love are the street scenes with people taking time to visit

or to enjoy afternoon refreshment at sidewalk cafes.

I can’t help but wonder why the sidewalk air is smoke filled when the warning on the cigarette pack is so graphic!

I love the markets

and clever window displays.  My weaver’s heart sang at all these cones of colorful fiber, and I wondered how I could get my hands on them.

I love the creative, colorful and tempting presentations in restaurants and shops.

After taking in the sights and smells of Paris, I love the luxury of a beautiful hotel room and the thickness of the robe waiting to envelope me.  As good as these travels have been, it’s time to leave all this behind and ready for the long journey home.

Thank you for traveling with me.  I hope you have enjoyed the journey.

12 thoughts on “Let’s Go! Part VII

  1. Paris is Fabulous!
    Since it'(relatively) close by I’ve been several times and it’s always on my list for return visits because there is so much to see and do. No matter how long our trips, they are always too short to see and do everything on our list (but we keep adding to the list which sort of complicates matters somewhat LOL)
    Did you use the metro? it’s becomes a “sport” to negotiate it, but once you learn the rules of how it all works it’s a breeze.
    Food markets and kitchen shops are my passions and guilty pleasures… are you *sure* you didn’t buy and extra suitcase and take home all that beautiful thread?

  2. I certainly have enjoyed your journey. Your photos are as always wonderful. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  3. I would love to go to Paris! What fun seeing the cafes and markets and what a wonderful trip you had!

    1. Mary, when you have published your book of tablescapes, we’ll go to Paris and celebrate!

  4. That fiber-filled palm tree looks like it belongs in your studio! J’adore Paris!

    1. Agreed. That’s a much neater presentation than my wall dowels.

  5. I know that you had a terrific time…we enjoyed following along as well. Have a safe journey home.

    1. I know that you agree that traveling is a wonderful adventure no matter where you go.

  6. That hotel robe is rolled up mighty skinny. Boy, don’t I wish!!! 🙂 This is really cool. I’m like you: I like the tourist attractions, but what really gets me goin’ is the “everyday.” I like to mingle with the natives and feel a part of their everyday lives. I like to see their world as they do. I’ll bet you DID go bananas when you saw all those fiber cones in the window!!!! That is a VERY clever display, too!!!

    1. Hey, the robe got bigger unbelted!

  7. shirley@housepitalitydesigns May 8, 2012 — 12:47 pm

    Oh what a lovely tour!…i love that you took pics of the “locals” it makes your feature of the tour so much more personal…I am sure you were mesmerized by that magical city of Paris…What a wonderful, exciting trip you had!!..

    1. A short visit, but Paris always provides some interest.

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