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PARIS - CITY OF LOVE

2011 Big 6 Week Trip


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AHH PARIS!! CITY OF LOVE!!

PARIS HAS BEEN MY DREAM DESTINATION SINCE VERY LITTLE.
AND FINALLY! HERE I AM!!! :)

FAVOURITE PHOTO.

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PARIS IS KNOWN AS THE CITY OF LIGHTS, HOWEVER AFTER HAVING
EXPERIENCED PARIS FIRST HAND ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! J'ADORE PARIS!
I'M IN LOVE WITH PARIS!! :)

LIGHTS.... YEH SURE! ..... THE TOWER LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AT
NIGHT AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER WHEN YOU ARE IN
LOVE :)

OF COURSE IT ALSO HELPS WHEN ONE IS PRESENTED WITH A GORGEOUS
ETERNITY RING OF DIAMONDS AND RUBIES ;0

MORE ABOUT THAT LATER....

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I NOW NOT ONLY ADORE PARIS BUT ALSO MY LOVELY HUBBY TO WHOM
I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 32 YEARS.

SO HERE I AM IN LOVE WITH PARIS AND IN LOVE WITH HUBBY :)

IT'S AMAZING WHAT ONE SEES WHEN ONE IS IN LOVE.

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IS THIS A BORING SCENE TO YOU? WELL NOT TO ME.
LOVE THE COLOUR! LOVE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE JUST 2 BIKES.
ARE THE BIKES OUT OF PLACE? NO WAY! THEY LOOK LIKE THEY
BELONG THERE. THAT SPOT IS MADE JUST FOR THEM.
I THINK THAT THIS PICTURE CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF PARIS!

OK ENOUGH OF THAT ROMANTIC DRIBBLE .... ;)

PARIS ARCHITECTURE

ONE THING I FOUND WHEN VISITING EUROPE WAS THAT AROUND
EVERY CORNER THERE IS SOMETHING AMAZING TO SEE!
THE ARCHITETURE HERE IN PARIS IS PHONOMINAL!
FROM THE AWESOME EIFFEL TOWER TO THE GRAND NOTRE DAME
TO THE STUNNING LOUVRE.... TO THE SIMPLE DESIGN OF A ROW OF
ARCHES THAT IS ASTHETICALLY PLEASING TO THE EYE.

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THE STATUES WERE SO LIFELIKE AND I WAS AMAZED AT THE
INTRICATE DETAIL. IN FACT AT VERSAILLES I FOUND THE MANY
LIFELIKE STATUES WERE MORE INTERESTING THAN THE GARDENS.
ART WORK WAS PRETTY GOOD TOO.

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GARDENS OF VERSAILLES

HUBBY IS A HORTICULTURIST. HE STUDDIED GARDENS ON HIS
COURSE. SO IT WAS A NO BRAINER THAT HUBBY WANTED TO VISIT
THE MOST FAMOUS GARDENS IN PARIS - VERSAILLES.

ALTHOUGH I FOUND THE GARDENS NICE. I PREFERRED MONET
GARDENS.

I DID HOWEVER ENJOY THE WONDERFUL STATUES AND FOUNTAINS :)

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MONET GARDENS

THIS WAS MY FAVOURITE! COTTAGE GARDENS WITH AN ARRAY OF
GORGEOUS COLOURFUL FLOWERS ARE SO NICE :)

I GUESS THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUBBY AND I.
HE LIKES MORE FORMAL GARDENS WHEREAS I LIKE THE MORE NATURAL
GARDENS WITH A MIXTURE OF THIS AND THAT :)

CLAUDE MONET MUST HAVE REALLY ENJOYED PAINTING IN THE
LOVELY SURROUNDINGS THAT HE CREATED HERE.

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aussirose and borneogrrl

aussirose and borneogrrl

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VA'swaalewiener and LoriPori

2 Barney VT mascots

2 Barney VT mascots

PHOTO TOUR WITH PARIS SET ME FREE

HUBBY, STEVEMT AND I DID A WALKING PHOTO TOUR WITH SAB -
PARIS SET ME FREE.

EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE A DSLR CAMERA, I LEARN'T A LOT.
IF YOU ARE INTO PHOTOGRAPHY, I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS WHEN
VISITING PARIS. SAB WAS A GREAT TEACHER!

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VT MEETS

BELOW ARE HAPPY MEMORIES OF OUR FANTASTIC VT MEET UPS HERE.
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO MET ME HERE KNOW THAT YOU
ARE ALL SPECIAL! WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME! LOVE YOU ALL!! xx

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Hubby and Pfsmalo

Hubby and Pfsmalo

Dear Birgit from Berlin who travelled with us

Dear Birgit from Berlin who travelled with us

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good friend Stevemt

good friend Stevemt

Gillybob picnicking with a couple of big boys

Gillybob picnicking with a couple of big boys

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STREETS OF PARIS

PAUL AND CATHY (Pfsmalo) KINDLY ARRANGED TO TAKE US ALL ON A
WALK AROUND PARIS. BELOW ARE SOME OF THE COOL THINGS THAT
WE SAW.

I Love VW Bugs!!

I Love VW Bugs!!

How did they park that? haha

How did they park that? haha

Bike with 2 front wheels??

Bike with 2 front wheels??

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CUJAS PANTHEON HOTEL LATIN QUARTER

I COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER HOTEL! RIGHT IN THE LATIN QUARTER
AND CLOSE TO EVERYTHING.

I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THE CUJAS PANTHEON HOTEL!
WE BOOKED THROUGH BOOKING.COM. LOCATION IS GREAT, STAFF
ATTENTATIVE AND THE DEAL FOR THE PRICE WAS CERTAINLY WELL
WORTH EVERY PENNY.... ESPECIALLY BECAUSE PARIS CAN BE VERY
EXPENSIVE.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED DOWNSTAIRS WAS NICE.
OUR ROOM WAS BIGGER THAN SOME OF THOSE I HAVE SEEN.
WE COULD LOOK OUT THE WINDOW ON NICE ARCHITECTURE OF
SURROUNDING BUILDINGS.
THE PUB THAT WE HAD OUR VT MEET AND GREET WAS JUST A FEW
STEPS DOWN THE ROAD ON THE CORNER.
TRANSPORT WAS CLOSE BY.
AND THE BEST THING WAS THAT OUR ROOM HAD A BATH!! :)

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EIFFEL TOWER

OK. CANNNOT DO A BLOG ABOUT OUR VISIT TO PARIS WITHOUT
A FEW PHOTOS OF THE FAMOUS TOWER.

ALTHOUGH HUBBY AND I LOVE OFF THE BEATEN PATH PLACES MORE
THAN VISITING TOURISTY ICONS..... YOU SIMPLY CANNOT VISIT PARIS
WITHOUT CHECKING OUT THE AMAZING EIFFEL TOWER! :)

OF COURSE WE DIDN'T BOTHER WITH LINING UP. WE WERE JUST HAPPY
TO VIEW IT FROM THE GROUND.

OUR FIRST VISIT WAS A PICNIC IN THE GARDENS WITH OUR VT FRIENDS.
THAT WAS LOVELY. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THE SAME IF YOU
PLAN TO VISIT. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING A PICNIC WITH
WINE, CHEESE AND BREADS IN THE GROUNDS OF THE EIFFEL TOWER!!! :)

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OUR SPECIAL MEET UP WHERE HUBBY PRESENTED ME WITH A GORGEOUS
ETERNITY RING OF DIAMONDS AND RUBIES

THE 3 DIAMONDS REPRESENT HUBBY, SON DYLAN AND SON JESSE.
THE 2 RUBIES REPRESENT DAUGHTER KELLI AND DAUGHTER JANINE.

AFTER 32 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, HUBBY IS STILL A ROMANTIC AT HEART :)
LOVE HIM!!

HUBBY ALONG WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS STEVE AND BIRGIT KEPT A
SPECIAL SECRET FROM ME.

STEVE ARRANGED THE RESTAURANT WHERE WE HAD AN AMAZING DINNER.
BIRGIT ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE KNEW ABOUT IT AND KEPT THE
SECRET.

BIRGIT TRAVELLED WITH US ALL THE WAY FROM ZURICH, THROUGH
GERMANY, BELGIUM AND AMSTERDAM (check out my other blogs).
AND SHE KEPT THE SECRET.

WE HAD DINNER AT LA VARANGUE - PHILIPPE'S RESTAURANT
NOT FAR FROM THE EIFFEL TOWER. CHEF PHILIPPE WAS WONDERFUL!

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT MY VT FRIENDS THAT CAME WERE ALSO IN ON
THE SECRET..... ALL BUT ME! LOL.

WHEN HUBBY WAS MAKING HIS SPEACH ABOUT THE GREAT TIME THAT
WE HAD SO FAR IN PARIS WITH OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS, I WAS BUSY
FILMING. IT WASN'T UNTIL HUBBY TURNED TO ME AND PRESENTED
ME WITH THIS GORGEOUS ETERNITY RING.... THAT THE PENNY FELL!

OMG!! IN FRONT OF ALL OF OUR FRIENDS, HUBBY PRESENTED ME
WITH THE MOST STUNNING ETERNITY RING AND I WAS LOST FOR
WORDS. I CRIED!!

THANK YOU HOWARD! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! AND MY FRIENDS
WERE HERE TO SEE THIS? TOTALLY THE BEST NIGHT EVER!! :)

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Chef Philippe with vt shirt and flag

Chef Philippe with vt shirt and flag

aussirose and Chef Philippe

aussirose and Chef Philippe

AND WE ALL WALKED DOWN TO THE EIFFEL TOWER TO SEE IT LIT UP
AT NIGHT!

WHAT AN AMAZING END TO OUR PARIS ADVENTURE!!

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NEXT STOP - MARRAKECH MOROCCO AND AN AMAZING DESERT TOUR

Posted by aussirose 22:22 Archived in France Tagged gardens travellerspoint paris photo tour trip europe monet versailles 2011 aussirose parissetmefree

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Glad to see you are having a great time and that vt style meets continue even without vt. Enjoy! Irene

by irenevt

I was so sorry I had to miss this meet. I was all signed up and pulled out at the last minute as my back was playing up :-( You've reminded me I must go back to Paris some time soon for sure!

by ToonSarah

Reliving happy memories Irine :) Yes meets will still continue but now they will be TP meets. Thanks for your comment.

Thanks for dropping by Sarah. Yes Paris is very special :) you should definitely go back mate.

by aussirose

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