March 23, 2010

Paris in my dreams.


I took French for YEARS...I mean, more that 5, into college and beyond.  I then...spent a short 18 months in Ecuador, became completely fluent in Spanish, resulting in a total de-wiring of any French connections made during the previous half decade.   Beyond the conjugations I may or may not have learned....my teacher spent hours talking about the historical monuments and sites of France.  That actually stuck and how grateful I am now to Mr. Stumphy for the many...many...many, many, many bad slideshows on the beauties of Paris.  The real thing was much better.  It was like walking through a fairy tale.  Sometimes you can look back on your life and think "Hey that was a great moment in my life"  and sometimes you know you're  LIVING a great moment.  I walked around amazed all day, freezing to the bone, then I'd go home and defrost in a hot bath, fall asleep in an amazingly soft bed and wake up in a dream.   J'ADORE PARIS.

8 comments:

Aloha said...

sweet! Cant wait to see more of your trip! :)

Melejane said...

To this day, I think..."Wow, was I really lucky enough to be in Paris?" Well I was and it rocked! My eyes and memories are forever gratefull! haha.

I can only imagine what great shots you would've got if you had the extra days! Love LOVE the middle shot and the one of the Lourve is tight! (Does anyone still say that? lol)

Inouyes said...

Gorgeous!

Puanani Tuiolosega Tagoa'i said...

SO beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love them all but especially the door! Awesome photos. Laura

neeyah said...

...these are the pictures I imagine when I dream of what experiencing Paris must be like...Thanks for sharing Omi!

MaryElla said...

Gorgeous pictures! I didn't know you took French. I only took it in high school, but the same thing happened to me! I could almost give directions to the train station, but I think that is about it. :)

Suzy said...

beautiful Naomi!! what a great trip for ya!