kate5kiwis: francais friday


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, July 28, 2006

francais friday

Our first day: it was so overwhelming, so beautiful, so perfect.
Everything in Paris is grand, exquisite, quaint, delightful.
We woke up to a french breakfast in the "dungeon" of our hotel: cereal, croissants, ham and cheese, fruit, yoghurt, juice, coffee.. and after scoffing all that.. we weren't hungry until late afternoon!!

We wandered five minutes down the road, past cafes with ones and twos drinking little espresso coffees and tearing pastry bits off croissants, past huge ornate buildings, across the Seine River and down to the Ile de la Cite, where our lady, Notre Dame stands.

The Seine is the ribbon that ties hearts to Paris. All along the river people wander, sipping coffees, drawing, writing in their journal, painting, drinking a bottle of wine with friends, thinking or larking about.. being alone and together.

Here is the entrance way to Notre Dame. I wonder who all these people are.. saints, church fathers, heroes?


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

According to this site , "the three Portals of the west front depict scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary (Portal to the Virgin), Christ enthroned judging the living and dead (Portal of the Last Judgement), and scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary's mother (Portal to Saint Anne)." In that order.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I get such an Audrey Hepburn vibe from your pics! Ah, strolling around Paris with Audrey's looks....

Anyway, this site is great for finding HTML tags. Scroll down to "link something" and you will find the HTML to create a link like I just did!

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey babe,
Loving your Francais fridays. The reflection went well today. Even an encore!. Look forward to catching up this weekend.
F x o x

2:11 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

far out barb..
you really are THE evil genius..
that site is giving my blonde brain spasms. i'm gonna have to get one of my intelligent kiddos onto it....
thanks, babe xx

6:15 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

it worked!!!
i really AM the techno-queen today.

*much clapping and cheering for kate and barb*

6:16 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Ahhh, Thank you for the stop in Paris. I hope to once again walk along Champs Elysees and to see the Eiffel Tower. Looks like you guys got to see a lot.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

You've been "tagged," girl! Check out my blog for info.

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Suz said...

Kate!!! OMy Goodness. How wonderful. I can just picture it all, I'm catching up with your blogging. Love you girly!!!

10:44 AM  
Blogger twinmomplusone said...

catching up on my blog reading and finding you in Paris, wow, what a treat for you and for me...wishing I was there

keep those pics coming!!! and have another french croissant for me ;)

9:22 AM  

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