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A Walk Through Stormy Paris

Good morning! Brrr, it’s SO cold in Washington this week. I’m huddled under a quilt, have my apple cinnamon tea at hand, and am happily noshing my way through my first bag of mandarin oranges. Woohoo!! Those little beauties always feel like the holidays to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I thought we’d continue our walk through stormy Paris, admiring gold-tipped wrought-iron gates and stunning apartments while thick, black clouds roll in, preparing to drench us.

When in Paris I am compelled to wander, amble and stroll. There is something so lovely about not having a specific destination, simply starting out in one direction and seeing where it takes you. I even like not knowing what I’m looking at. It’s much more fun to imagine the stories behind those stern gates, curved windows, and massive doors.

I wonder if the people who live or work in the above building ever climb that tower for a stolen moment to read or watch the people passing by. I know I’d have to.

Who are the people living in these apartments? Do they mind not having a yard or a patch of grass to sit on? I wonder if there is a rooftop garden hidden behind those chimneys? Or perhaps a courtyard in the middle? I’d sure like one if I lived there. And maybe some window boxes overflowing with red geraniums, pink petunias, fragrant alyssum and royal blue lobelia. Wouldn’t that cheer things up beautifully?

If you could spend a month in Paris, where would you like to stay? A fancy hotel, modern apartment, gabled attic room, a creaky walk-up, a villa hidden behind gates?

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RamblingTart - The village sounds wonderful, Elra. I too like staying in small places and visiting the big bustling ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Me too, Duchess. I don’t know when I’ll make it back, but it’s nice to know that when I’m homesick for it, I can look at my pictures and bring back all those lovely feelings and memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Not cheating at all, Lorraine! Very sensible, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Sarah! I’m aching to go back too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mmm, fancy hotel sounds blissful!

RamblingTart - Yes, Zita, the huge loft is my favorite pick too. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - That sounds like a brilliant choice, Anna. ๐Ÿ™‚ Because of COURSE we’d have money for such things, and an expense account, and all the time in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - You’re welcome, Tracy! Yes, clementines are so lovely!

RamblingTart - Yes, Andi – I LOVE getting lost – when I don’t have to be somewhere, that is. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet New York would be perfect for wandering in too. ๐Ÿ™‚

ielra - Hmmm, I’d stay in a village, perhaps renting a farm house. Near an old castle won’t hurt either.

beautiful photos Krista!

Duchess - I miss Paris. There’s something wonderful about beautiful architecture in cloudy weather.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Gorgeous photos! Ooh good question! I think I like all aspects of Paris so a bit of each? That’s kind of a cheating answer though isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜›

Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Gorgeous pictures of Paris, I so would like to go back there, it’s been over 10 years for me. I think I’d go for the fancy hotel!

Zita - Even if it’s stormy I would love to walk in Paris right now. I would stay in a villa or in an artist flat or in a huge loft with huge windows with a view to the Seine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anna Johnston - Awesome stroll through grey Pareeee ๐Ÿ™‚ Tsk Tsk…. Fancy Hotel of course, complete with a brand new wardrobe & some of my besties to keep me company, a never ending credit card to indulge every imaginable thing I could think of during my indulgent month long visit to Paris. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tracy - I can’t wait for clementines. Thanks for the stroll ๐Ÿ™‚

Andi - I loved this post!!! When I lived in NYC I used to think the same questions as I walked to school every day. Paris is so pretty when it’s stormy outside. Isn’t getting lost the best?

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