We actually started out Sunday morning with mass at Notre Dame. It was quite beautiful although difficult to follow in French! The voices of the choir were breathtaking.
I did not take this picture during the mass we attended. It is a little surreal, but there are tourists in the perimeter while mass is happening. After the mass we attended was complete we looked at all the incredible artifacts and statues around the church. By the time we came to the other side, another mass was in session. It was quite beautiful the way the smoke from the incense hit the light.
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Things are quite bit more extravagant than our little home town church.
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In one of the surrounding areas, sitting on the ground, was this amazing chandelier.
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We walked around the area some and just enjoyed being in Paris.
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We stopped here…
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And had this amazing lunch…
the best lunch paris
Then we walked through the gardens of the Louvre.
The chairs, that in the Spring, Summer and early Fall, are filled. In late fall, in the rain, they sit quiet and lovely….
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We saw this at a flower shop. It was quite intricately put together. Thought it might provide some inspiration.
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Last, but not least, this was the lovely room that we stayed in.
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Thanks for letting me share my trip with all of you. It was such a great time and it will stay with me always.
Bon Soir!
December 03, 2010 — Laura Putnam