Archive for April, 2008

Springtime in Paris, another Friday afternoon

Monday, April 14th, 2008

amrit-blog.jpgWell almost, we still cope with blustery winds and cold days. Still, the azaleas bloom and Jim conducts wedding celebrations galore. Below is the Chateau d’Esclimont, home of two weddings, the latest yesterday, April 13, and also a recent wedding by the light of the Eiffel Tower, see left. These are great jobs and somebody’s got to do it.


We travel across Paris and on daytrips with “Friday Tour Group,” an informal group of expatriate Americans, Americans married to French and vice versa, and a host of other nationalities. FTG was founded about 10 years ago by flight attendants based in Paris –many though retired are still members, maintaining flats here in their much-loved city. We recently traveled to Orléans which owes much of its fame to  Joan of Arc and witnessed the statute of her restored by Paul Belmondo.saint-joan-blog.jpg

A big deal treat was the visit to the Musée Campanaire Bollée and a look at the different stages of  manufacturing cathedral and church bells for religious facilities across France and the world.

Here we are at a café happy hour following an April 4 visit to the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, located in the Trocadero Pallais de Chaillot, overlooking what else, the Eiffel Tower.musee-blog.jpg

It’s a great life and somebody’s got to live it,

Pam and Jim in Paris