Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday is 'Missing Paris Day'~ Our Lady of Paris

(photograph copyright: Kirsten Steen)

Across from Le Petit Pont sits the infamous Notre Dame, one of France's first Gothic cathedrals begun in 1163 and finally completed in 1345. From my little writing spot at the cafe I can see the tourists and Parisians alike adoring the cathedral just like me. Through centuries of vandalism, alterations and restorations, she has weathered time to remain one of the most famous beauties in history. May she always grace us!

Have been on a little vacation this past week and happy to be back among blogging friends and catch up on what I've missed. It's a treasure to be so accepted.

Happy Monday everybody!

8 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Kirsten! Thank you for the lovely picture of one of my first and lasting impressions of Paris; when I first saw it, I had to step back and process the whole experience. My husband still talks about that trip, seven years ago in our memories! You have such a marvelous site...Bon courage chèrie! Que tu aies une magnifique semaine! Reviens chez moi pour la petite pièce de théâtre dans quelques jours!! Anita

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi Kirsten,
Hope you enjoyed your time off. Summer can't go fast enough for me. How I wish I was in France. The first time I went to Paris I stayed very near Notre Dame. You've rekindled memories of those happy days! Will visit you again soon.
Catherine

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Bonjour Anita~ Thank you for sharing your first memory of Paris! Maybe I'll do a post on that! I will be back to your site soon pour la petite piece de theatre!

Hi Catherine~ It's almost over! Soon the air will be filled with the smell of rain and woodsmoke!

DolceDreams said...

A lovely photo...hope that you had a relaxing vacation!
Nathalie

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks Nathalie~ Relaxing wasn't much a part of it but lots of fun! And ready for more!

Polly said...

Hello! I hope you had a good holiday. Thank you for this stunning photo, she does look spectacular against the blue sky. I have a soft spot for this church ever since I've read Hunchback, such a romantic story. Like the church itself. And Paris...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Relyn said...

Welcome home. I am eager to hear about your little vacation. With pictures, perhaps?

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Polly~ Thank you and we did enjoy!Paris certainly is romantic! I'm missing it to no end at the moment.

Relyn~ Was in SF and actually headed back again in a few days. Even though I was just there, I can't wait to get back again! Will definitely post some photos!