Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paris, Je T'aime



You know, I was without internet for several days, and I completely forgot that I was supposed to participate in Castles, Crowns and Cottages' Paris Party today! So, better late than never, right? Here's my tribute to a place I've never been too, but often dreamed about going!




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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”-- Ernest Hemingway






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Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.--John Berger






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Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.--Honoré de Balzac



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I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.--Cole Porter






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Everything ends this way in France - everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs -everything is a pretext for a good dinner.-
Jean Anouilh






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This is what you do on your very first day in Paris. You get yourself, not a drizzle, but some honest-to-goodness rain, and you find yourself someone really nice and drive her through the Bois de Boulogne in a taxi. The rain’s very important. That’s when Paris smells its sweetest. It’s the damp chestnut trees.--Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina

I leave you with one of my francophile daughter's favorite French songs. Enjoy...




6 comments:

Victoria Sayer said...

Oh Cindy, this is how I feel about Paris...*one day...one day...*
Still, our dreams are free.
I enjoyed that song you posted. I had not heard it before. Great shots in it too. I loved the bridge with the street lamps. *happy sigh*
~Vicki

Fete et Fleur said...

It is never to let to share your love of Paris! Thank you for the beauty.

Nancy

Fete et Fleur said...

I meant, late! Never too late to share your love of Paris. I think I'm a wee bit tipsy from the party hopping.

Bonne Nuit!
Nancy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CINDY MY DEAREST!!!! I HAD A HARD TIME LAST NIGHT LEAVING A COMMENT...dearest, my sweet sister in law here, Nancy is correct...it is NEVER TOO LATE to express the wonder of Paris, or anything fabulous for that matter. I LOVE YOUR POST! These famous and time-tried quotes are WONDERFUL MY FRIEND! So sorry you encountered this Blogger issue in the middle of trying to post...last week, I had lost MY ENTIRE LINK LIST! It was a nightmare to retrieve it all! THANK YOU, mERCI BIEN, DANK U for partipating..this was truly fabulous my friend. Peace and blessings, Anita

stampdiva said...

Bonjour!
We are all desperately wishing we were in Paris this weekend instead of daydreaming about it.
Wishes
Lynne

Karena said...

Cindy a most beautiful Paris post for Anita's Party!! I hope you will visit mine!!

PS A fabulous Giveaway starts on the 1st!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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