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Speechless Sunday - April In Paris

I took this a year ago today on an amazing spring day in front of  L'Opera in Paris.  Today, as I was listening to the news, I thought about how great it would have been if the Icelandic volcano had erupted in time to strand me there!  Of course, the sky would not have been this clear.  But I wouldn't have cared.  It was Paris!

Comment balloon 28 commentsPatricia Kennedy • April 18 2010 09:48PM


Hi Pat ~ What a glorious photo! And yes - stranded in Paris sounds sweet!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

Pat, you sure did give us some wonderful photos and a great story! And yes, you would have been stranded.... not bad eh?

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

I thought you were talking about Paris, TX! Wow! what are you doing in Paris? Have fun!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) over 10 years ago

Pat, It is good that it was a year ago as you would be kicking your heels back in the US trying to get a flight if it was this year.  I have a friend that is supposed to be going to Italy but her flight went through Germany and she is stuck around the Dulles Airport.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 10 years ago

Bonjour Patricia, Image très belle!

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) over 10 years ago

Ah ! Spectacular shot Pat !

... I LOVE going to Paris, and need to return again soon :o)

Cheers !

Sheldon :o)

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 10 years ago

Hi Pat - Beautiful!  I have never been to France, but I still hope that I will someday.  I have been thinking about the people stranded there and all over the area, and those stranded here who can't get home to Europe.  I guess the best thing to do would be to treat it as an adventure and enjoy it!

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 10 years ago

We would love to be in Paris in the spring.  Maybe next year :)

Posted by Dora & Vincent Kwok, CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate (HomeSmart Real Estate) over 10 years ago


I am a little jealous that you were there a year ago, and got such a nice memory! I could really use a long trip right now, although I might not come back!

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Pat... has it been a year already???  Seems like yesterday to me that we were reading your Paris updates!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

You are so lucky to be in Paris this time of the year. Maybe next year for me as well...

Helping you help others live their American dream...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Great picture.  I have some girlfriends who are stranded there right now due to the ash cloud.  Poor things!

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 10 years ago

That is stunning against the blue sky!
I hope you have a successful week,

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 10 years ago

That is such a beautiful shot, Pat!  I am always impressed with the statues and monuments overseas - simply awe-inspiring!

Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 10 years ago

WOw! What gilded beauty against that blue blue sky, it really portrays the glory and optimism of spring. Glad you captured the moment.

Posted by Sara Goss, Realtor - Houston Bay Area, Texas ( GMAC Real Estate) over 10 years ago

What a beautiful picture! Oui!   Paris is my kind of city!

Thank you very much for sharing!


Posted by Adam Malachi, QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR (A 2 Z Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Pat - a great photo and I have to agree about getting stranded in Paris, what better place?!?! I love that city too!!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

I could take a week or two of that.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 10 years ago

This is a beautiful subject.  I've never been, but I have a friend that goes all the time and loves everything about the city.

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I'm hoping to go back in the fall before it gets cold.  My broker has a gorgeous apartment where we stayed and oh my!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Pat - I remember your exploits in romanctic Paris last year. Guess it would be hard to shake for any mortal.

Happy to see the memories. Cheers!

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Pat:  Has it been a year already?  Time certainly does fly. That volcano is really something else.  I haven't seen more than a clip or two hear or there, but it looks massive with that ash cloud it's leaving. 

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Pat, Wow, a day in Paris, how can you top that...with another day in Paris, and another day in Paris, and another day... just like you said. I bet that was a wonderful trip!

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 10 years ago

Sounds ideal.....BUT the stranded tourist is being abused due to this earthly mess. Hotel rooms that were $100 per night last week are now $500+ per night!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 10 years ago

You can strand me in Paris any day.  They really did clean the Opera up beautifully.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago

That is spectacular! And I'm jealous too =(  Is that real gold? I'm assuming it is... so my next question would be, how long has that been standing?

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 10 years ago

Book a trip to go back! You clearly are ready!!!! So much fun!

Posted by Ellie Shorb, Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert (Compass Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Pat, we actually were stranded in Paris a few years ago on our way back from Athens! Free night in a hotel and we arranged for our own private tour bus and guide for a tour around the city until our 5pm flight. It was great and I highly recommend dragging your feet when connecting in Paris! lol (We actually ran/walked but still missed the plane. The flight from Athens was late.)

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago