Here and there in Paris, January 2020

It’s a fine thing to view Paris in the winter.  I love the views of the architecture through the bare tree branches.

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Suddenly, the Flatiron building in New York doesn’t seem to be so unique!

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I believe that this church is the first time I have seen a Biblical story played out in a sculptural neoclassical architectural pediment.  It strikes me as funny.

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Streets still decorated for Christmas. That’s a bonus!

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Chinese New Year is also on view:

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Oh, hello, you!

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Above:

Mon intention du jour me féliciter, bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo.

My intention of the day congratulate myself. Bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo.

 

 

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Below:

Mon intention du jour faire un truc plus grand que moi.
My intention of the day to do something bigger than me.

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The Pierre below is not the one I grew up with!

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The light on my first morning in Paris was stunning.  So happy to be here!

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Many churches still had their creche scenes on display.

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The font below is very different from the marble fonts I see in all the churches in Italy.

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The famous Dehillerin store:

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And every neighborhood has a great floral shop:

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And this landmark:

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Every neighborhood also has its own boulangerie. Some have incredible architectural design:

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La galette des rois est une galette traditionnellement élaborée et consommée dans une majeure partie de la France, au Québec, en Acadie, en Suisse, au Luxembourg, en Belgique et au Liban à l’occasion de l’Épiphanie, fête chrétienne qui célèbre la visite des rois mages à l’enfant Jésus, célébrée le 6 janvier de chaque année.

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