Saturday, October 26, 2019

I yearn to be in Paris this October

Here I am in October 2004 at a cafe near Sainte-Chappelle. 

I have been to Paris four times:  Summer 1970, just through it on the train;  Summer 1976, for just four days, with students on a foreign study trip; October 2004, for 19 days , on a Heritage trip with the Daughters of Charity, and in March 2018, all month, staying at our Motherhouse.

The weather in March was blustery, rainy, and cold, but I still loved being there.  The weather in October was much better, but I was tied up in talks and meetings and side trips, and only had about two days when I could wander around on my own. 

So I would love to go back.  Between the strictures of my community and my own health problems, I will probably never go back. Still....

Here are some photos from the 2004 trip and a few from 2018:

October 2004

in the Motherhouse garden. Note the green trees and my lack of sweater or coat.

March 2018, in Le Bon Marche

in the Musee d'Orsay

rue Cler

at Shakespeare and Company

Monmartres in the fall.  Not my photo,  but somewhere I have not yet visited.

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