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Serious Business

Parcs are serious business in Paris. There are over 400 parcs in Paris. There are a great variety of parcs and most are easy to access via public transportation.  Some are restful and secluded; others are mainly for recreation and exercise.  As I said, parcs are serious business!

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Parc Monceau is very crowed with runners and joggers on Saturdays so we decided to visit a less traveled parc. Promenade Plantée is built on a viaduct with footbridges traversing streets below. This unique promenade spans 4.5 km from Place de la Bastille to Bois de Vincennes.

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Even though it is fall/winter weather here there are still some beautiful plant sightings. Most of the leaves have fallen but that gives you a glimpse of the “bones” of the garden.

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Rose bushes were plentiful.

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This looked like holly but the blossoms were yellow.

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There were several places that had exercise equipment for use on one’s journey.

Pretty cool!

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Bee hives are at home in most every parc in Paris.

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Walking across the bridge we saw this apartment building.

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When we win the Georgia Lottery it will be our perfect nest in Paris!

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More stunning plants.

This parc is going to have a Christmas Tree display in partnership with the New York City High Line Park. We can’t wait to return and see the designer trees.

We have friends from home visiting us for a few days. Bob and Nancy Hart are from Athens Georgia. (Say Hi to them Paula Galland!)

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As we talked and visited last night Nancy asked us why we do all this traveling. I’m not really sure ….. but I do know it is all about Celebrating Life’s Journey, making memories and enjoying traveling while we can. There will come a time when we are unable to hop on a plane, train, or bus and go anywhere we want so it is important we take advantage of out travel time while we can.

I also want to thank those of you who are traveling vicariously with us. It means a lot to us when you comment and share your thoughts and experiences.

Free Museum Day

The first Sunday of the month many museums in Paris are free. We decided to take advantage of the savings and visit a few.

We started our day at the American Church in Paris. It was a beautiful service with a wonderful handbell offertory. They played “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came”, one of my favorites!

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After lunch we visited the Musee de Cluny. The Cluny is the home to The Lady and the Unicorn. The Lady and the Unicorn is a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders of wool and silk, from designs drawn in Paris in the late fifteenth century, Unfortunately, “The Lady” has been traveling while they renovate her home space. She returns from Korea December 18th. We have marked our calendar to return in January to see her restored and hanging in her new home.

We did get to see some great statues, tapestries, and stained glass windows. They also have a good collection of religious icons and jewelry.

Here is a sampling of some of the Cluny collection.

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We returned home to rest and enjoy dinner. Once it got dark we rode the bus to the Arc de Triomphe. We wanted to get pictures from the top at night time. It was not chilly at all and the lights were beautiful. I am so glad I don’t have to drive in Paris. The traffic is crazy!

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Another enjoyable day.