La Dame de Fer

Ahh, the Iron Lady. No, I’m not talking about Margaret Thatcher. What was initially built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), held to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower was only intended to stand for 20 years before being dismantled.

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How I Celebrated My Birthday – Parisian Pandemic Style

I’ll say right off the top that I’d much rather be in Paris right now. But because of the global pandemic and the resulting travel bans, one must do what they can. In my case this meant that I planned my day with special nods to my most favourite city and previous visits.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

Fun fact: today is my birthday! To celebrate, I’ve taken the day off from working from home and will pretend that I’m in Paris. A Parisian Pandemic Birthday! So it’s only fitting that this week’s door be in Paris. I considered going with a gorgeous and ornate door, but I chose this one instead. Because […]

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Me Feet At ..

Let’s go back to one of the most ridiculously over the top places that I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I’ve covered Palais Garnier over several posts and they can be found here and here (and here and here and here and here and here).

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Paris Street Art – Rue de Louvre

During my most recent trip to Paris, I decided that I’d finally check out illustrious E. Dehillerin. For those unaware, E. Dehillerin sell cooking supplies. It’s got 2 floors jam packed with kitchen items that you’ll likely never have a need to use them at home. For someone who loves to hoard kitchen toys (guilty […]

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Thursday Doors – Paris

I’ve been thinking about Paris more than usual lately. Google Photos has been sending me daily reminders of a visit I made a year ago this week. I’ve enjoyed the trips down memory lane, and look forward to the day when non-essential travel returns.

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Remembering

I miss Paris. I miss walking throughout the city, down unknown streets and popping into random bakeries to purchase a baguette for the road. I’m looking forward to returning after Coronatimes. It’s my light at the end of this dark tunnel. Bonne journée! Marla

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My Feet At ..

A year ago this month, I was in Paris with my friends Baxter and his long suffering wife, Karen. Our first night back in one of favourite cities saw us strolling the streets of Paris as the sun set and the lights of the city began to sparkle. We headed for the Louvre, where we […]

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Medici Fountain

Tucked away in a corner of the sprawling Luxembourg Gardens of Paris, many people miss out on seeing this hidden gem.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

It’s no secret that I’m especially fond of Parisian doors. I could easily and happily spend my visits wandering the streets taking photo after photo of doors.

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Paris Street Art – Rue de l’Éperon

Looking through my photos last night, as I’m doing a lot more frequently thanks to Coronatimes, I rediscovered this piece by French artist, Fred le Chavelier (Fred the Knight).

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Mr. Burned Corn

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the British Columbia Officer of Public Health, announced today that we’re looking at another month of COVID-19 related restrictions. I can deal with that. Another month of staying home except for quick trips out for more essentials, or for sanity breaks in the fresh air – it’s important and necessary.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

We’re back in Paris this week to take a look at one of the many doors at the Church of Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois.

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My Feet At ..

I thought I’d link back to a couple of posts to a fantastic church in Paris. Not only because I’m happy with my posts – but also because I recently rediscovered a short video I took inside.

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Palais Royale – A Very Quick Spin

Do you remember the series of posts I did about my early morning visit to Palais Royale in Paris? If not, they can be found here, here and here.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

This week’s post isn’t so much about doors themselves, but instead what I found on some doors in Paris. While making my way from Jardin du Luxembourg back to my hotel, I came across these little cuties. Of course I had to stop to take photos. The accompanying business was closed, so I wasn’t sure what […]

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Thursday Doors – Paris

Remember when I shared photos from my visit Musée Marmottan Monet earlier this week? While I was preparing those posts I came across a photo of a fantastic door that I passed near to the museum entrance, and knew that I’d have to show it off today. I’m nothing if not a cat fanatic, so […]

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Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts

The obvious draw for most visitors to Musée Marmottan Monet is to see paintings by the master himself. But what was surprising to me was the wide range of paintings by other well-known artists.

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Musée Marmottan Monet

For any fan of Claude Monet’s work, or Impressionism art in general, I recommend a visit to Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. While it’s a little further out from the city centre, I found it to be well worth the minimal effort it took me to get there. I was sporting a very […]

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