Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

I first published this post soon after I started my blog last year and I’m republishing it this week as a tribute to one of my favourite cities (see link below). Heartfelt condolences to everyone affected directly or indirectly by the tragic events of the past week.

Timeless Classics : La Belle Paris

 

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12 thoughts on “Timeless Classics : La Belle Paris Encore

  1. Heartbreaking and unbelievable that such a thing could happen in this wonderful city – one of my favourites Rosemary. Your photos are gorgeous and show off its beauty very well.

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    1. I’m struggling to comprehend it Joy – it’s heartbreaking. So many of us have visited Paris and fallen in love with its charms. I didn’t know what to write so I thought showcasing Paris’s timeless beauty in photos was the best way to go and then I remembered I’d done this post last year. It’s been a very emotional week hope the weekend is a chance to relax and regroup. Take care 🙂

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      1. We just caught it on the news before bed last Friday evening Rosemary and were shocked. Next morning though it just seemed to get worse and worse…. I just hope people aren’t put off visiting this wonderful city!

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        1. We woke up to it Joy – weirdly I woke up bolt upright much earlier than normal and turned the news on after M LC got a notification from his work about it. Likewise we were so shocked and then it just kept on getting worse and worse. So traumatic and tragic… I sincerely hope people will be able to carry on living there and visiting in peace! Have just come off Skyping our daughter in London and she was saying how things have changed there – armed police at the underground stations and on the tube. She works in the music industry too so going to concerts is a very important part of her life – that Parisian concert hall was just one of the many tragic things that struck close to home for me this week.

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  2. It is terrible what is going on in the world, makes me feel so sad 😦
    Beautiful photos by the way 🙂
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Yes some sad times Laia – have found this week’s events tragic and shocking as we all have. There are so many beautiful things in the world though and some lovely people as you found on your travels. I hope theses photos show the beautiful spirit of Paris, which will endure no matter what happens! Hope you are settling back into life now that you are home again and wishing you a lovely weekend too 😃

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Wonderful city, Rosemay! And having more than it’s share of heartbreak.

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    1. I wanted to show its beauty Jo – so tragic what has been happening. Paris will never lose its magical quality no matter what but its citizens have had to endure a horrible few months. They are showing remarkable resilience in the face of such adversity at present.

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  4. KerryCan says:

    This is a lovely tribute! I haven’t been to Paris and I wouldn’t be afraid to go now–bad things happen pretty much everywhere it seems and we can’t live in a cocoon. I’m glad you took the time to remind us about the beauty of the city.

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    1. Thanks Kerry and I truly hope you can get to Paris one day – it is a beautiful place! As you say unfortunately bad things seem to happen everywhere these days and the aim of these dreadful people seems to be to cause as much fear and alarm as possible. Hence important to carry on with our lives and travel if we wish to! I wasn’t sure what to write but then I remembered last year’s post – pictures often say it all.

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  5. It’s nice to remember the wonder of Paris and why it is loved so much all over the world. I hope after the attacks that people will go back in droves not only to support the city and its people but to show how we won’t be beaten by these terrorists.

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    1. I totally agree Ting – it is so important that people carry on with their travel plans. It has made me more determined to go back to Paris now as although I’ve been there many times my last trip there was 5 years ago. We have already got plans for next year (UK to see the family then north Italy and a long weekend in Berlin with our London based daughter – very excited!) but think I’d like to organise a trip to France the year after that 🙂 Paris is such a beautiful place and has that “certain je ne sais quoi” that so many people love!

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