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Paris Pictures!

As I'm waiting for my jet-lagged family to rise and shine, I thought I'd post some of the photos that I took yesterday during my travels.  So here goes -

This is the stained glass window above the entrance to Saint Pierre de Montmartre.  It's the little church behind the huge church of Sacre Cour.

And here is the beautiful old wooden door to Saint Pierre.

Here is a view of the city of Paris from the steps of Sacre Cour.

This is a boulangerie I passed on the way down the hill from Sacre Cour.  The French have a way of luring people in by making their window displays just gorgeous.   And it's just bread!  You should see the shoe stores!

I loved this sign on one of the little Montmartre, though I'm not sure what the shop is about.

THis was a really old looking stairway between two ancient looking apartment buildings.

Here is a flirtworthy, age appropriate gentleman I met in the Luxembourg Gardens yesterday.  That's my future stepson in the foreground.  Maybe he'll be my computer kid!

And these little guys are in the window of the chocolatier across the street.  There seems to be a chocolate shop on every block, and I'm trying to figure out how the French women stay so thin with this amazing stuff around!

So now it's off to some more great adventures!  Wonder where getting lost will get me today?



Comment balloon 35 commentsPatricia Kennedy • April 17 2009 04:37AM


Paris. .what a beautiful city. .I was in Sacre Cour watching the view of the city on my honeymoon.. thank you for the reminder . . great pictures

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 11 years ago

Pat, it's all the French Onion soup that helps the French women maintain their svelte figures.  Have a bowl for me while you're in Paris!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you have a wonderful time. Sitting at an outdoor cafe enjoying a glass of wine in the afternoon at Left Bank is one of my favorite pastimes in Paris.

Posted by Retired Notworking over 11 years ago

Pat, the pics are wonderful! I love the door, and the sign, oh, and all of them, LOL.

Where WILL you get lost at today? Can hardly wait to see. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 11 years ago

Pat I am so loving this, especially since one of my friends decided on a business trip to Paris to stay and live there - it's now 2 years later!!! I love the door too - thank you so much for shwaring these. I want to re-blog. !

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 11 years ago


We were in Paris last year and loved the charm of their history and culture. The chocolates are everywhere and so beautifully display. Thank you for your wonderful pictures. The french women stay so thin because they walk every where! They don't hop in a car for every litle trip to get something, it's amazing what consistent exercise will do! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 11 years ago

It is the red wine that helps them with their figures.  So enjoy a bottle or two to wash down the lucious chocolate.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing.  Yours was the first blog I visited today - I wanted to contiue my adventure in Paris with you... since, as I keep reminding you; you never invited me along!  :-)


Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 11 years ago

Pat, There isn't a decent loaf of bread in all Maryland. Sneek a crusty loaf back for me...if you ever come back. Rich 

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago

Patricia -  What beautiful pics!  I hope to visit Paris sooner rather than later.  The history & art are worth the price of admission alone, I gather.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) over 11 years ago

Drink in the scenery and a glass of (can't spell it...prouounced pooey fu say) and your trip will be is where pooey and I first met...and we have become lifelong companions...enjoy !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 11 years ago

By the way, those stairs remind me of another set of famous stairs in Georgetown!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) over 11 years ago

Ahhhh...Pouilly-Fuissé, Excellent, very dry white wine from the Burgundy region of Central France.....LOL @Sally and David ;-)  I think we're all green with envy, Paris looks delightful...are the women really thin and is high fashion to be seen everywhere is that just in magazines?  More pictures please!

Posted by Gail MacMillan over 11 years ago

Patricia, don't tell me about the shoe stores over there.  My wife went to one while I waited in the cafe.  She came back dissappointed, I said what's the matter, she said they're sold out.  I said what do you mean?  She says the sign in the window says. "Solde".  I said that means ".SALE" in French.  I don't think the bullet train could have exited out of there any faster!

Posted by Kevin Cavanaugh, Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN (Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty) over 11 years ago

Pat, The secret is dark chocolate and wine! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 11 years ago

Pat - Looks like you had a wonderful time.  Love the shots but the ones on food really made me extra hunger.  It is not yet 9:00am and I am craving chocolate.

I look forward to more photos, and have a great trip home.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 11 years ago

What can I say but, "Oui,oui"!

Posted by Tom Boos, Providing the very best of service to Sellers and (Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living) over 11 years ago


I love some of the pastry shops that I find in Italy. I imagine that Paris is much the same.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Hi Pat... there is something about the windows of the food shops in France.  It all looks so good... especially the chocolate! :)

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 11 years ago

Wonderful trip and pictures Pat!  One day I sure would like to see Paris :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago


How absolutely wonderful.  What beautiful pictures and such lovely commentary to go with them. 

Posted by Victoria Murphy, Santa Fe, NM (Sotheby's International Realty ) over 11 years ago

Hi Patricia

You have great photo's but you get me on the window of food and candy.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 11 years ago

A chocolate shop on every block, it sounds like heaven!

Posted by Jen Anderson (Exit By the Bay Realty) over 11 years ago

Pat:  Bread!  Chocolate!  I hope you aren't doing the low carb diet thing.   Looks like you're having a blast.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 11 years ago

Pat, I am going to love this tour you are presenting us in Paris. Those merchants do a terrific job with their store windows. Love the chocolates.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago

Patricia - I love the chocolate photo...You're making me hungry!  :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 11 years ago

Hi Pat, I love the photos , you are my personal tour guide for my virtual vacation :-)  Thanks!







Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 11 years ago

These are wonderful, Pat. You are making me miss Paris even more. I can almost imagine being there. Sounds like you are having a pip of a time. Vive la France.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 11 years ago

I think that I will stop at ht chocolate shop and just spend the day there.  Thank you for taking us along on your Paris trip.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago

So that is chocolate shaped like roosters?  My mouth is watering.

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) over 11 years ago

I should not have looked at that chocolate picture. Now I'm hungry, and I know there's some chocolate in the kitchen.... Gotta go!

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 11 years ago

Every day a new adventure.  I love the door.  I am a door fanatic and want to take a trip just to photograph doors.  But then I like the chocolate also.  The shopkeepers in Quebec City draw people in with their lovely window dressings also.  It's our own little taste of France.

Quebec City

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 11 years ago

The bread window is so good. It makes me drooling. Unfortunately, we do not often see these in the US.

Posted by real estate real estate over 11 years ago

Oh the the bread, the chocalate. I'm on a diet so I will live vicariously through you.

When you eat their food you can forgive them for everything.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) over 11 years ago

Patricia- They stay thin because there are no preservatives, chemicals and corn syrup solids in their foods. That is what makes us fat!

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 11 years ago