Monday, December 31, 2012
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
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
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
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
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.
Friday, December 14, 2012
This is my favorite of all the hearts I saw in Paris. It is part of the Stravinsky Fountain next to the Centre Georges Pompidou in the Marais (4eme). Since we "lived" in this district, we would often walk home past this fountain after a long day of traversing the city. This whimsical heart never failed to cheer me.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This heart was scrawled on the wall of Victor Hugo's house in Le Marais. Although I do not condone this defacing of a historical place, I did appreciate that what they drew was a heart and not something profane :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Continuing on the theme from last week....more love from Paris this week, in the form of hearts. This one was painted (in finger paints from the looks of it) on the window of a day-care center across the street from the La Grande Mosquée de Paris.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Caritas means "lovingkindess" or love that comes from the Spirit. It is the Latin equivalent of the Greek word agape, which seems a good word to meditate on as we move into the season of Christmas. May the spirit of caritas fill you this month!