Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Paris la ville de l'amour

Off to the city of......
 Art
 History
Architecture
and Love

41 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary, I wish you a good trip to Paris. Right now, some people from the U.S. don't feel much like celebrating, but thanks for reminding us that countries, like France, can go through various dark periods and yet survive with a great deal of their luster intact.

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    1. Hello Jim - these are difficult days for your country and mine - I share your sentiments.

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  2. I have always loved The Boating Party, such a happy painting. Bonsoir, and have the best time in the best city, Rosemary.

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  3. Have a nice time Rosemary, fill your mind with beauty.

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  4. I have always loved history, and Paris, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I enjoy studying about the great French artists.A bit of trivia. Did you know that in that Renoir painting, the girl in the hat(foreground left), Aline,would become his wife some years later. Across from Aline is another painter I like, a young Gustave Caillebotte.
    Enjoy your visit. janey

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    1. The balcony at Maison Fournaise where the painting was done is beside the Seine and is a short walk from my eldest son's house.

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  5. Enjoy your stay dear friend.If I remember well, you have your son and his family in Paris.So, have all of you a nice time together. The city of art,history, architecture and love is beautiful every time of the year.
    Olympia

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    1. Thanks Olympia - you are right about my son and his family - we are looking forward to seeing them too.

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  6. Have a fabulous French holiday Rosemary - Paris is such a beautiful city.
    Meanwhile, here the day is special and surprising! We pray for a better America, and world, in the coming years.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary - hope that you were happy with the result today - to me it has overtones of another Brexit.

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  7. one of my favorite cities in the whole world!!! enjoy yourself!!!

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  8. How nice! I assume you are going to visit your son. Have a wonderful time. :-)

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  9. Have a great trip and give my regards to Pissarro.

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  10. La belle ville! Have a wonderful time in Paris. Your last photo made me laugh. My husband and I sat on a park bench just behind Notre Dame once and watched a young couple making out on another bench opposite us. Totally unconcerned. It was very entertaining.

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    1. It was, in retrospect, rather naughty of me to capture them Lorrie - but their faces are hidden, and young love is so special.

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  11. I will control my envy. I hope. Bon voyage !

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  12. Best wishes on your Paris trip. It's a lovely city. Always wanted to go on the underground tour there... maybe someday.

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    1. Me too - may be my son will take me to the Catacombes on this visit?

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  13. I used to live in Paris, and just love this city , I envy you and wish you a happy trip :-)

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  14. Young love in Paris - Aren't they lucky!

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  15. Dear Rosemary,

    Bon voyage! Have a safe and wonderful trip.
    Paris is such a wonderful City
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Dear Rosemary, Wish I could hop on a plane or train or boat and be in Paris in just a few hours. Have a most wonderful time. I am already looking forward to seeing photos of Paris in the Fall.

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  17. You made Paris so lovely. I really love all these postcards.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  18. Have a wonderful time with your family. Sarah x

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  19. Cute postcard from Paris. Regards.

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  20. Hello, Rosemary! I wonder whether you’ve returned or are still in Paris but wish you joyful days being soaked in the lovely ambience of Paris and with your family. Looking forward to your souvenir photos and talks.

    Yoko

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  21. I'm sure you've had a fabulous time. Renoir has always been one of my fave painters, and this painting, in particular. I just love it!

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    1. Beside the R. Seine is Maison Fournaise in Chatou where Renoir painted this, and it is literally a brisk walk from my son's house - it still looks the same today with its balconies and awnings coloured orange and white.

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