Friday, July 15, 2016

Celebrating Bastille day

Bon jour!

Yesterday was Bastille Day and I had hoped to do a post yesterday but other things took up my time..
So here goes a few snapshots taken around France, no need for too many words and will let the pictures do the work for me

To start with the iconic 2CV ... this one was fun, painted in blue, white and red

One of the highlights for me was staying and living like a Parisian for a week. We chose this  apartment to stay,  A la Carte apartments in the Marais Arrondissiment.
Situated on  Rue de Ravioli, the street was busy with cars and people everywhere and this was the view looking out the window, beautiful beige buildings and leafy green trees in the park.  We found this to be an ideal place to stay, with it been so handy to everywhere and pounded lots of cobblestone streets
 Many very cute dogs - hopefully she can see where she is going
Rows of pretty pastel coloured apartments
To finish off, roses for the weekend ~
 Memories for a lifetime

Thank you as always for joining me here and wishing you a very happy weekend


  1. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! kisses

  2. I cried when I heard of the attack in Nice yesterday evening. My heart goes out to everyone who had lost a loved one, got injured and is traumatized by this horrific act. I'm so sad.

    1. So awful and I feel exactly the same. What should have been a very happy day for the people turned out to be tragic.
      My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the people too - thanks Julia.

  3. Dearest CAorlyn, thank you for lovely pictures again.
    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings to you, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  4. Happy Bastille day! These photos are wonderful <3 Thanks for sharing.

    xo Azu

  5. Hello Carolyn,
    How beautiful. your pictures are lovely. I am glad you enjoyed you day.
    Big hug

  6. Beautiful prayers are for Nice so from me Ria x ❤️

  7. Love the photos, Carolyn. I can see why so many are drawn to that area. I was sad to hear the news l from there last evening.

  8. Hi dearest friend, your pics are fantastic but our heart cries, have a great w.e. kisses. W.L. my sweetest. NI

  9. Very interesting and lovely pictures today, Carolyn. Such a sad day in France.

    love, ~Sheri

  10. So sad for the tragic attack in Nice. Thanks for sharing the beauty of this place. Your apartment is fabulous

  11. Hi Carolyn, we are heartbroken for the attack last night in Nice. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of the lost and wounded. This is so sad!!
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics of the day before the sadness. Have a nice weekend. Blessings, xo

  12. Beautiful pictures!
    A sad day in lovely France today...the world is crazy...
    Love from Titti

  13. A very mixed day it turned out to be didn't it.

  14. Hello Carolyn....I'm in love with the Beetle. Roses in winter are lovely and a tribute to the joy and terrible sadness of the day!

  15. Those roses are so beautiful!


  16. Dear Carolyn, the lovely pictures from your visit, takes me back to France, and all the charm, there. But I too, am terrified and filled with sadness ,for what happened in Nice. I think and pray for the families, whom had their life so brutally changed for ever.The world is mad !!!!
    Hugs from Dorthe

  17. I loved looking at all your wonderful photos. So sad by the horrific event in Nice.

  18. Lovely car and some nice pictures too...Paris is really beautiful!
    Have a great week, take care.

  19. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely memories of peaceful times.
    Indeed what a shocking terrorist attack on Bastille Day.
    Let's pray that we will see peace again in the future.

  20. The puppy is darling and I don't know how they can see anything with so much hair in front of their eyes. My Mom had a dog like this before and she managed to see alright. Funny that they can get around. Smelling must be a part of their success.
    Peace to you,


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