Monday, December 31, 2012

Paix ~ Peace ~ Paz ~ Pace ~ Paqe

This is one of my favorite photos that I took in March of 2012 in Paris. Yet somehow I didn't end up using it until now. It seems as good a way to end the year - and this blog - as any. With Peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you." (John 14:27)

May the year MMXIII be filled with Peace for you and for All. Thanks for being here. Peace out. LS

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Coucou! Redeux - La Sorbonne

Walking down the street, I wondered what this building was with its tower peeking up above the rest of the buildings - et voilà! - La Sorbonne, Paris' premier institution of higher learning.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Coucou! Redeux - Sacré-Cœur

More peek-a-boo this week. As you step out of the Abbesses Métro station, this is what you see: Sacré-Cœur framed by two old apartment buildings in Montmartre.

And a Very Merry Christmas from Paris!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Coucou! - From Le Métro

This one is my favorite "coucou" views of all. This photo was taken on the Métro. We were sitting there chatting and minding our own business, when we suddenly went around a corner and - BOOM! - there it was in all its glory. No matter how many times I see it, it's always a thrill!

This view of La Tour can be seen on Métro Line 6 between Passy and Bir Hakim.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Coucou! - La Tour Eiffel

The French word coucou literally means "cuckoo" as in a cuckoo clock, but it is also the word the French use when playing peek-a-boo. Coucou!

Walking through the streets of Paris often feels like a huge game of peek-a-boo, you never know what you are going to see when you come around a corner or step out of a Métro station.

This week, a few "coucou" views of La Tour Eiffel. Here it is, as viewed from the Charles de Gaulle Étoile, just peeking it's head up out of the fog.