Friday, August 19, 2011

Back from Paris.....But Not Quite Back

There is a saying that travel changes people.  Having done my fair share of traveling, I would say that travel gives a person time and space in the context of another culture to re-evaluate their lives, their choices, their goals.  Still basking in the glow from our 12 day holiday in Paris, I am posting briefly, to let those who are wondering that, like the French, I will taking the rest of the month of August off from The Homeless Finch. I will be returning in September. 

Until then, I will be recharging my feathers and preparing to take flight for a very exciting Fall season.  For now.....here are a few of my favorite images from Paris.

View from our room
My daughter "planking" at the Notre Dame
Montmartre
Me admiring Vermeer's The Lacemaker.  I have a strong connection
to this painting, as a painter and as a maker.
An amazing image that my daughter took while we strolled through
Luxembourg Gardens one day.  Magic.
A building in Marie Antoinette's Hamlet at Versailles. I have been to
Versailles before, but the Hamlet is a long walk beyond the
main chateau and my previous travel companions
didn't want to make the trek.  I have always
wanted to see this....amazing day.

Leaving Disneyland Paris at night. Beautiful property.
A "snack" we had while lounging in the park around the corner from
our hotel.  Yes, it was as great as it looks!
Does this really need a caption?!
 Hope the rest of your summer is awesome.  See you in September!

-The End-

9 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Welcome home!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Welcome back, and thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos. That "snack" looks delicious!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I bet when you close your eyes you can still see the wonderful places you've been. I can't wait to read more after you've rested and are refreshed.

Deneen said...

Welcome home! Looks like you had an amazing time. Missed you!

Gypsy Heart said...

The photos are gorgeous! So happy you had a fabulous trip. Enjoy your home, relax and try to stay cool. It's brutally hot here.

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

The photos are gorgeous! So happy you had a fabulous trip. Enjoy your home, relax and try to stay cool. It's brutally hot here.

Pat

KAT said...

great photos can't wait to hear more !!!

Jen T said...

Hey Lesley! I hope you had some of the FABULOUS yogurt while you there. I went in 2005 and absolutely fell in love with the country. Tell your daughter that was a good plank. Talk to you when you come back!

Lisa Montsion said...

Your daughter is a pro at planking.

lisa