We’ve Arrived in Paris – April 2022!

I didn’t have time to set up a new blog before we left. And I don’t even have a camera right now. And besides that, I wasn’t sure if I would have time to do a blog while we were here so was hesitant to set one up and send out notices to everybody. So when I was asked if I was doing a blog because somebody wanted to see photos, I felt like a real slacker and thought maybe I could just do a simplified version and post some cell phone photos on top of an old blog. An old Paris blog actually. So what I’m planning to do: just a few photos, not much text, and we’ll see how it works out. So that’s how we got to this place. And remember, once you’ve read down to the 2018 stuff, stop reading and wait for another current post.

Background: We’re staying with Chuck’s friend, Cliff, who works for the State Department and who is about a year and a half into a 4-year assignment here in Paris. (Chuck spent a month with Cliff when he was stationed in Egypt several years ago.) We arrived Wednesday about 3:30 and made our way to Cliff’s apartment. And what a fabulous apartment it is! 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, a huge apartment in a lovely residential neighborhood of Paris. Beautiful old building with hardwood floors, high ceilings, 3 fireplaces and an amazing amount of storage space. He requested an unfurnished apartment and all of the fabulous furnishings are his! Since Cliff has been stationed all over the world during his many years of government service, he has collected some fabulous furniture and artwork, almost entirely antiques. It’s like a museum!

But before I move on to the apartment photos, here are a few photos to whet your appetite.

After Cliff got home from work, he took us for a walk through his neighborhood and we stopped at this pastry shop and picked up a couple of baguettes. Cliff says this place has the best breads while another one down the block has the best pastries. I think if I lived here, I probably would know that kind of stuff too!

Beautiful fruit, right on the sidewalk in front of the store.

Gorgeous irises!

We’re staying near a fascinating area of high-rise buildings called La Defense. Among other things, it includes a large outdoor art display, a 220-store shopping mall and a performance space where Elton John will be performing 2 shows in June. It’s within walking distance of the apartment so we plan to walk down one day and, if we do, I’ll share some photos.

And here’s a door for Denise. Great color, huh Denise? I call it Lipstick Red.

Well I’ve run out of time so the apartment photos will have to wait until the next post.

Au revoir for now.

(Reminder, the posts below this are not new but are from the Paris blog I did in 2018.)

2 thoughts on “We’ve Arrived in Paris – April 2022!

  1. Red is my favorite color and that door is beautiful.

    Glad you’re doing another blog! 👍


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