If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably know that I spent this past weekend in Paris. A quick trip, leaving London early Saturday morning and arriving back (late) last night, I went with a close friend from Australia who arrived in England on Friday.
And it was wonderful. Paris is one of my favourite cities – I’ve felt at home there since the first time I visited, almost thirty years ago. The streets, the language, the way the light falls, the art, the architecture and the atmosphere – something about it speaks to me.
Even though it rained most of the weekend, the streets shimmered with light. And the sun did, eventually, make an appearance, further gilding an already golden city. And, despite the rain, there was shopping and sightseeing and sitting in cafes talking, catching up on five years of distance and time.
It was a fabulous weekend, even with the two hour delay at Gare Du Nord, which meant I got home close to midnight, rather than the more civilised 10pm I’d had planned. And so I start the week tired but happy, the scent of coffee and roses lingering with me.
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Beautiful pics Helen! I’m glad you had fun. 3 people I knew were in Paris last weekend. I wish I was there! Apparently that’s where all the cool people are 😉
Haha 😊 oh I wish you’d been there too, we had great fun and I love the city 💖 Very tired today though and about to head into work… 😴
Lovely pics. Tha dome is amazing – where is it? Haven’t been to Paris since I was 12. Looks lovely in in the rain
Thanks, Lynn 🙂 The dome is in Galeries Lafayette – I’d never been in there before but the rain drove us inside and there we were. My jaw dropped – photos can’t really do justice to the absolute scale of it, or how magnificent it was.
Looks gorgeous, Helen. Such lovely photos
Thanks, Lynn – it really was 🙂
Sounds as though you had a wonderful catch up in a beautiful city.
It was just wonderful, like we’d seen each other only yesterday, rather than five years ago 🙂
My son is heading that way soon… I still live in hopes of going back 🙂
Oh, I hope he has a great time… and I hope you get back there one day too, Sue 🙂 xx
One of these days, I will…and I have no doubt he will 🙂 xx
Wow! What lovely photos. You clearly had an amazing time xx
Thanks, Esther! I really did 🙂
Now those are a travelogue of pictures! I want to go back….
Thanks, Geoffle! It was an amazing (if quick) trip. I want to go back too!
One of these days I hope to visit Paris too. Just haven’t yet gotten around to it.
D’you think you’ll get there while you’re over here? 😉 I hope you get there one day x
Probably not this trip, but that just gives me an excuse to travel again later.
I’ve been to Paris once and it was a whirlwind trying to squeeze everything into one day as we spent the other two at EuroDisney. Would love to go back!
Yes there’s so much to see! Eurodisney is great fun too 😀 With all your travelling this year will you not get back there?
Maybe next year 🙂
Thank you! x
Gorgeous photos! So glad you had a wonderful time. Not envious. Nope. Not at all. *growls*
Haha. oh dear. Well, it was wonderful, definitely 🙂 Thanks xx
These photos are amazing📸
Thank you! 🙂
Gorgeous photos! It looks stunning. I’m heading there for the first time next month.
Ooh, how exciting! I hope you love it, it really is the most gorgeous city 🙂 Look forward to seeing your blog posts about it. Happy travels!
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