Paris: Part 1

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So I am finally caught up enough to share with you some pictures from my trip last week. There are so many pictures, I will probably do a few postings.
To start with, meet my handsome husband who brought me on such a great trip and who I got to spend FOUR days with!!!!!!
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We spent most of our time, walking from place to place just experiencing the city. The architecture is of course, so amazing, so I thought I would share just some of the beautiful buildings we happened upon.
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We stayed in the Marais district which was filled with small cobble stone streets. Everywhere you looked you saw these courtyards behind grand doors. There were lovely shops and great restaurants.
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This was one of the most amazing doors I have ever seen.
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Check out the detail on his face..
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This was a lovely shop. You can’t see it too well, but there is a black and turquoise necklace that I would like to try and recreate someday.
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These chairs were amazing. I am a huge fan of “ghost” chairs and as soon as I find a place to put one, I will so try and find one! (ooh, maybe when I do M’s room!)
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We journeyed out of the Marais district and made our way over the Seine and made our way to Ill St. Louis which is a lovely little island. A hat was necessary as it was drizzly two of the three days. No worries, Paris is beautiful no matter the weather!
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This was an adorable marionette shop. The light was disappearing quickly, so my apologies.
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Cool, but also a little on the creepy side!
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We then made our way down to Notre Dame.
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As we made our way back to the hotel that evening, one of the department stores had started their Holiday display windows. I don’t think the picture does it justice. The patterns and colors were constantly changing.
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Bikes are a major means of transportation in Paris. The city has charging stations all over where you can pick up and return bikes with headlights and baskets. Very cool.
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That pretty much sums up day one.
Bon Jour!