Dreaming of Paris

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from roboppy

There’s a chance, an itty-bitty chance, that someone near and dear to me might be moving to Paris. Considering that we already live half a world away from each other, it still makes seeing each other more challenging but…

My god. Paris?

I cross my fingers and pray to the gods every day while we wait for the news…

tuilleries

from David Lebovitz

Patisserie Patina

from Meanest Indian

Boulangerie

from Meanest Indian

Surely I could muster a trip to Paris. I can start saving now.

In the meantime, I dream of long walks through the arrondissements, “licking the windows” of the boulangeries, eating warm pain chocolate or pain raisin, craving ownership of all the beautiful and polished shoes of the French women, re-learning that beautiful language, shopping at the open markets and sipping a cafe au lait at a cafe. I dream of a baguette, a wedge of cheese, a bottle of wine and that Paris SMELL.

I long to be embedded in the world of the French again.

croissants

pain
from David Lebovitz

In the meantime, I’ll admire the view.

details of my neighbourhood in Paris (le Marais)

details of my neighbourhood in Paris (le Marais)

from rsepulveda

Avignon - Bakery
from funadium

Boulangerie Julien

Jean Millet

bakery

from roboppy

I hope they don’t mind I plan to stay a while…

gateau!

from roboppy

Bread

Bakery Window

bazar cadeaux

fruit
from David Lebovitz

(thanks to David Lebovitz and other Flickr photographers!)

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4 Comments

  1. Leah Greenstein
    October 9
    Reply

    Oh wow, the Paris of my heart. It’s been too long! Thanks for reminding me how beautiful even the most simple things can be.

  2. Anonymous
    October 9
    Reply

    Moi aussi j’adore Paris ;)sois le bienvenue n’importe quand

  3. Julie
    October 13
    Reply

    Pain au chocolat and an espresso. That’s Paris for me. Oh and a cigarette even though I’ve long kicked that habit.:)

  4. Pastry Angie
    October 14
    Reply

    Ahhh Paris! What a great collection of pictures you found!

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