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Paris Street Art – Rue du Prévôt

It’s no secret that Paris is bursting at the seams with galleries, monuments and galleries. There’s always so much to see. Some of my favourite art can be found outside, by way of graffiti – or what I prefer to call street art.

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Place de la Concorde

Once the site of famous public executions during the French Revolution (King Louis XV, Marie Antoinette, Madame du Barry – to name a few – were guillotined much to the delight of cheering crowds), Place de la Concorde remains an important public square.

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B is for .. Bayeux Cathedral

In this installation of my biweekly Alphabet series, I’m sharing with you some photos taken at Bayeux Cathedral – or Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux.

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Thursday Doors – Rome

My sister, Brooke, and I passed this door while wandering around the Trastevere area of Rome. The curved top and floral vine made for a nice contrast against the dark wood of the door.

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Remembering

Early January is always a struggle for me. I cross from one year to the next full of positivity and excitement for what the months ahead will bring. But then the holiday chocolate runs out and the weather turns disgusting. My mind tends to wander and I imagine where I’d prefer to be.

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LOL

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Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

To enter into Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, you must first pass through its portico. While not an original feature, this current architectural feature was designed by Carlo Fontana back in 1702.

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Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Today we’re headed to Rome, to visit one of my favourite churches; Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.

The site of Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, or Our Lady in Trastevere for us anglophones, has a long history. Back in the 3rd Century it was home to a refuge for retired soldiers (Taberna meritoria).

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Palais Garnier – Last But Not Least

It’s been fun for me to revisit Palais Garnier over the past week. I love how this blog gives me a reason to look through photos that would otherwise be forgotten. While many photos can be lumped together in themed posts, many are stand-alones that would otherwise never see the light of day.

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Palais Garnier – The Loggia

Shall we step outside for some air?

Off of the Grand Foyer is The Loggia, the outdoor space enclosed by columns and topped by 5 mosaic medallions picturing masks.