Hotel De Ville

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The print above is one of my favorite pictures. In fact, I have a huge framed print of it in my living room that I picked up the last time I was in Paris. So of course, I had to go down there to take a couple of pictures myself. I would have loved to have taken them from the same angle, but they had some event going on and had tents set up obscuring the view.

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There was a Carousel there, so naturally, Parker took a spin. I’m not sure what’s with his face since he loves riding the Carousels, but it was cold, so perhaps that’s why.

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Then, we decided to walk back to our hotel since it was only a 15 minute walk or so. On our way back, we passed the “justice center.”

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It used to be a castle and the gothic building that you see behind it was a private church for the residents of the castle. The inside of St. Chapelle is comprised entirely of stained glass and the effect is breathtaking.

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Also, on the walk back, I saw sweet little kitty hanging out in her bookstore.

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This always makes an impression on me when I’m in Europe. Animals live in their owners shops without causing a fuss and even stray dogs stop at red lights and move with the flow of traffic. I’m sure that such orderliness is born out of the necessity to survive in a huge city, but I always think back to the wild animals I have at home who run with reckless abandon and would chase a squirrel into oblivion if given the chance.

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3 thoughts on “Hotel De Ville

  1. Spriggs Family May 18, 2009 / 4:12 pm

    so beautiful! it’s so wonderful that Parker will get to look back at these photographs of how much he got to see growing up!

  2. Cyn May 19, 2009 / 1:39 pm

    Thanks Rhiana! I was so fortunate to see so much of the world growing up that I feel compelled to do the same for Parker.

  3. Lori May 22, 2009 / 2:49 pm

    The stained glass window is amazing! Cyndy! Wonderful pictures!

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