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I think that was the last time I just forgot about it all, and yet it was all right there. The hardest part is losing yourself when you are surrounded by so much.—Dominick
Remembering my last trip to France.
The Hall of Mirrors was under construction at the time, but that didn’t prevent it from being magnificent.
the cobblestone streets open the senses and it appears
an edible rapture of delight
peers through the window dressed in the finest of lace
an innocent invitation?
or touched by temptation?
select wisely young one .. une charlotte, des profiteroles, des beignets
there it is! .. the flawless Pain au Chocolat
can it actually be my favorite?
perfection in design.
DID YOU KNOW?….nicknamed “La dame de fer” (the iron lady) when built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair), the Tour Eiffel faced massive opposition from Paris’ artistic and literary elite. The ‘metal asparagus’, as some Parisians snidely called it, was almost torn down in 1909 but was spared because it proved an ideal platform for the transmitting antennas needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy.
Above is a drawing (and a thumbnail) I did during my last visit to the magical city of lights. – michele
This is the drawing I made thinking about the Luxemburg Gardens. My mother always talks about this place when the topic of Paris comes up because she spent the day there by herself while I was in school. So in a way, I drew HER favorite memory this time. ~Despina
As I continued my walk past the winery through Montmartre (in my memory) I found and drew some steps. I remember walking uphill, the Fall leaves and how I wondered where those steps led to. ~Despina
Drawing by Michele, medium: watercolor, pen and ink, water-soluble crayon
Location: The Tuileries is Paris’ oldest and most lavish garden. Its royal roots stretch to the 16th century, when Marie de Medicis commissioned a palace behind the Louvre. Henry IV and Louis XIV would pursue construction and the palace housed the last monarchs of France, until it was burned down in 1871. The elaborate royal gardens remained.
Today, the gardens are the starting point of a gorgeous and edifying walk from the Louvre to the Champs-Elysées, forming what is referred to as the “triumphant line”. The gardens also feature sumptuous sculptures by Rodin and Maillol and eye-catching, artful symmetry.
Deliciously inviting pastry drawing by Michele … have a sweet, sweet day!
Paris has always held a very warm spot in my heart. There are days when I truly miss living there, walking the cobblestoned streets along the Seine, passing windows dressed in the finest of pastries, and even the chaotic/melodic sounds of bustling passerby’s always on the move to their next appointment….Ha!…kinda sounds a little like home . (I guess I’ve got a warm spot for both :)
Good day, watercolor by Michele
Drawing in a church. This drawing was done in Paris. Each drawing I make is like building my own personal time machine. I look at this drawing and I remember the smell, what I was wearing, how I felt and what I was thinking.
In honor of the fact that I am on my honeymoon right now, I thought I’d post this drawing I made of two lovers kissing behind Notre Dame in Paris.
posted by Veronica Lawlor