Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Paris in July: First Shots of Paris in June





I never really thought I'd get to go back to Paris.

I went to Paris with my sister and her two daughters in the summer of 2010. I was always smitten with Paris, but when I left Paris that July I was in love.

Still, I never really thought I'd get to go back. My husband isn't a traveller who likes cities.

But, for just for me, he helped plan a trip to Italy this summer to celebrate our retirements and our 40th wedding anniversary. And we bookended our trip with three days in Paris.

Here's the selfie (above) we took when we got off the train from the airport. Can you see the Eiffel Tower far, far away? 

And here we are (below) walking near the Seine.


I took lots of photos with my sister's big camera, but I had lots of troubles with it since I really didn't know what I was doing. Forgive me, but I had to throw a big layer of icing on most of my pictures to cover up all my newbie-camera mistakes.

The weather was amazing. Paris was just starting to put on its summer clothes, and it was showing off.

I'll be sharing my photos here all of July.






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Please join the weekly meme at An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.


Il est Juillet et il est temps pour le merveilleux Paris in July hosted by Thyme for Tea! (*It is July and it is time for the wonderful Paris in July!)

23 comments:

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    1. I'm sorry, does basketball make you taller, but I'm afraid your post, however lovely, is spam and has to go.

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  2. The "icing" actually makes the pictures look very artsy and creative to my eye (but I'm no photography expert either).
    Congratulations on your anniversary/retirement!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know what I was doing and I had a lot of trouble focusing.

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  3. Great pictures! I'm terrible at selfies!

    My husband doesn't care to travel to big cities (or overseas), either. I'm still hoping to get him to Germany on a river cruise like the one I took with my mom a few years ago. Until then, we'll just enjoy touring this country in our motorhome. :)

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    1. It took a lot to get him to leave America. He had a fabulous time, though.

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    1. I am happy I got to go back with my husband.

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    1. Yes, it’s my first real use of it. Very helpful.

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  6. Paris....is my favorite city
    Lucky you and enjoy your planned trip!

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  7. Ah, Paris in the spring. Looks lovely!

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  8. Looking forward to all your photos for Paris in July!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to post them all.

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  9. The colors are stunning!
    Can't wait to see the rest!

    - Lisa

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  10. That is such a loving anniversary gift.
    Happy WW!

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  11. I'm so looking forward to all your Paris photos, Deb! Lovely -- with or without the frosting!

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  12. I've never been to Paris (maybe someday?), so I guess I'll have to visit through your photos. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

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  13. Good for you, enjoying Paris again! I doubt I'll ever get there, since I have this tiny "fear of long flights" issue. But who knows? Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Paris is lovely to photograph. I'll be sharing some of my photos of a trip several years ago during Paris in July.

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  15. I can't think of a more fabulous way to celebrate retirement and a 40th anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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