Sunday, October 28, 2018

Paris at night

I was going to post on something different but this weekend has been a sad one. I learned my sister was good friends with a victim of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburg.
The beauty of Paris can be restorative. Now I'm walking more I'm discovering more of the island I'm so lucky to live on.
Sometimes visitors ask me if its OK to walk around Paris at night. I think it is.
The calm. The peacefulness. The lights on the Seine. It grounds you.
Right now the wind is blustery outside. We're having an early taste of Winter this weekend and its too cold for a night walk.
Sending you warm wishes ☕️ From Paris XOXO Carol and 🐻

28 comments:

  1. I am sorry about the loss of your sisters friend. It is indeed a sad time all over the world, so much tragedy.

    I have spent many nights walking around Paris, alone and with friends. I think for the most part it is safe but as always you have to be aware of your surroundings.

    Have a peaceful week.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth ❤️
      For your kind thoughts.

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  2. My sympathies to your sister.
    It's been a while since I've walked around Paris alone at night but I used to do it all the time. I would go tango dancing until 2 or 3 a.m. and often would not find a taxi (it was pre-Uber, and anyway, I won't use Uber). I'd walk all the way across Paris (good thing dancers always carry their dance shoes and I had good walking shoes for coming and going). Sometimes cars would slow to offer me a lift, but I'd decline, saying I was just arriving home, even though it wasn't true, and they wouldn't insist. I never felt unsafe.

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    1. Wonderful story πŸ˜„
      Tango dancing! Wow

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  3. Such a tragedy..and I am sorry for all the vistims..families and friends.
    These are harsh times.

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  4. Anonymous10:32 AM

    I am so sorry for your sister's loss. With thoughts of peace and courage for your sister and you.

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  5. I was so sad this morning, a short transport to Paris was a little thing I needed, thanks, Carol

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  6. Adelle12:45 PM

    Just beautiful! We used to be out till late when in Paris but with two 18 month olds we are in bed by ten!

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  7. Loved this posting. Thank you.

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  8. So very sorry for your sisters loss - and the worlds. These are truly chaotic and ugly times - than God for the beauty and nighttime serenity of Paris. I've always felt safe walking around Paris at night.

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  9. Sharon1:27 PM

    THANK YOU, CAROL FOR THE RESTORATIVE, POIGNANT PARIS SCENES, appropriate at this time.

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  10. These are beautiful photos that capture a feeling of peace & inspiration. After the tragic event in Pittsburgh, we are all in need of grounding.
    Cannot begin to fathom these hate crimes. Innocent victims at Saturday worship, my thoughts are with their families.

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  11. Kathryn2:59 PM

    Thank you for this luminous night walk through Paris to restore and heal.

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  12. It is a cruel world that we live in today. Your Paris walks look wonderful and you must continue to enjoy them. My Best Wishes ... keep up the good work!

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  13. Carol R3:15 PM

    Thank you for sharing how deep this terrible tragedy touches ALL of us. Thank you also for sharing these beautiful photos of night time Paris. You are right…they deeply soothing.

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  14. Ciji Ware4:08 PM

    Thank you for these beautiful images that do, indeed, soothe the soul after the searing events of Saturday

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  15. Nited B4:10 PM

    Love to you too Carol.
    So sorry for the loss of your sister's friend.
    So senseless

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  16. Thank you, Carol, Beautiful!

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  17. Kristen9:26 PM

    Thank you for this kiss from Paris. I love your blog and feel so connected to my beloved city every time something from you lands in my inbox. I’m so sorry to learn of your sister’s loss. It is a terrible tragedy. Sending you love and gratitude from Woodstock, New York. Kristen

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  18. This was such a beautiful post.
    Thank you.

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  19. These are lovely photos, Carol.
    They capture much needed solace.
    Your pix provide a nice balance.

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  20. Marjorie5:25 AM

    May your walks in Paris offer you peace and healing.

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  21. Georgene7:16 AM

    You indeed are lucky to live in Paris. It is such a beautiful city. I so envy you.

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  22. Elaine Sciolino10:30 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  23. Sandra10:31 AM

    Thank you, Carol!!! It is reassuring to receive your message. People around me are not talking about the Pittsburgh shooting and for me that’s a crazymaker. Nice to remember and have recalled for me the beauty of Paris!!! I am glad you are there keeping a loving eye on things:-)

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  24. you're so lucky to be living there...if I could I would be there right now...Thank you for keeping us in touch with Paris!!

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  25. I'm sorry to hear of your sister's loss, Carol.
    The beauty of your photos is so comforting. Thank you so much.

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