So you may have heard (Instagram, Facebook)...I'm just back from nine days in Paris and it was wonderful! Here's a rare selfie of Andrew and I, in front of that tower everyone visits when they go to Paris...
And...I bought a vase!
Luggage space was extremely limited for purchases, but I managed to squeeze in a few things. This vase (from Le BHV / Marais, visit if you find yourself nearby) doubles as a candle holder (just remove the glass vial) and has an Eiffel Tower sort of vibe to it.
Okay so now you think I'm crazy, but seriously...maybe just a little?
Since the hellebores are all blooming, and it's too rainy to be outside to enjoy them, I cut stem of H. 'Ice 'n Roses' and lined the glass with a piece of Phormium (might be P. 'Apricot Queen').
Paris memories and a bloom to brighten the bathroom. What more could a person want?
Wait, what's that you say? You want more photos of the Eiffel Tower? Well since you asked...
No wonder it's an icon, it begs to be photographed! All of these photos (except for the very last one) were taken during a single afternoon.
First we walked around near the base of the tower but then made our way up to the Musée de l'Homme — located in the Palais de Chaillot — which provided a great vantage point.
One of my shots from a museum window.
And another, this one filtered through a lowered blind.
We enjoyed lunch in the museum cafe, I couldn't resist a toast.
The sky changed nearly every minute.
Back outside and time to make our way to the train and back to the hotel.
But not before I snapped a few more photos.
And then the lights came on!
And the sky turned a brilliant blue.
I'm thankful for the original viewing opportunity as the next time I was out that way (to visit the Parc André Citroën) the top of the tower was fogged in.
There will be LOTS more photos from Paris in the coming days and weeks. I hope I don't test your patience. In the meantime visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for links to other In a Vase on Monday posts!
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