my paris character

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i was going through my photo archives this morning and came across a folder or two of paris. my morning was over and done right then and there.

paris is special to me because i travelled there with my sister about a year and a half ago. we had a magical time.

when it comes to travel  i tend to find it difficult to relay what it was about a city or place. oh, i can sigh whistfully, but that’s about it. like important milestones, travel seems to make me look inward for a good while after i return home. i’d make a horrid travel writer for sure.

this photo sparked a little giggle though. and i wanted to share it and the story behind it.

crêperie character

we stayed in montmartre and a few doors down was this little hole-in-the-wall crêperie.

we always wanted to stop by on our way back of an evening and get a hot crêpe to have back in our room, but the owner was always on the phone. sometimes he would have a friend standing in the little space with him and still be on the phone.

after three futile attempts we wished he was on the phone once more because it would make us giggle into the night. sure, we’d be without a sugary crêpe, but often we’d have a treat tucked in our bags anyway.

on our last night in paris we tried again and the owner did not fail us. and so i had to remember him this way and hope that those telephone conversations are still going strong, because they sure seemed important!

a few more memories of paris:

cafe de fleur

we stopped for cafe au lait and baked goods many, many times.

herme macaron

we bought two boxes of these to share together and take back on the train to london.

sister under gingko

we don’t usually take tourist photos such as this. but the gingko tree at the sacre cœur was for standing under.

buildings and posts

the everyday buildings and signs were just as lovely as the baked goods.



Written by deborah

April 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Posted in photography, travel

5 Responses

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  1. Aaah! Paris! Such a beautiful city. We have decided to go back – in October with a couple of friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. Yay!

    Lovely photos, Deb.


    April 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm

  2. Lovely. When I finally get to London (hopefully by ’10) I will have to take the train into Paris as well.

    D. Bell

    April 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

  3. Oh, i will be in Paris in September! I can’t wait to stop for coffee and pastries.


    May 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm

  4. You made me miss Paris already! I stayed in Montmartre too but missed the creperie… Would have loved the giggles…


    May 14, 2009 at 7:52 am

  5. The scenery looks as delicious as the little petit-fours. Thanks for sharing–I’d love to make this trip one day.


    June 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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