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  1. Monica & Marlyn
    August 2, 2022 @ 10:58 am

    That initial photo– spectacular! Have you read Kati Marton’s book, Paris, A Love Story? I just finished it and thought of you both on every page, for many reasons.

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    • lspalla
      August 2, 2022 @ 7:55 pm

      No, haven’t read it but will check it out if there’s ever time. Right now, things are busy!

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  2. Charles Gattis
    August 2, 2022 @ 11:46 am

    What a great day! I checked Amazon–We can’t get Mason Drucker chairs here in the US, even from Amazon! Go figure. Loved the pictures of the Cezanne Exhibit–we so loved the one on Van Gogh that we saw a few years ago and wish we could see more. I’m really looking forward to pictures from Giverny. A photography teacher I have worked with has a special arrangement at the Monet gardens to take classes there for photography when no one else is there. I have marveled at the pictures they are able to get. Oh, I did a basic internet search for Maison Drucker chairs and we can get them here–found one on sale for about $350, regularly around $650–set of 6 for $5600. We must get some for our patio. Best to you guys and glad the weather has improved.

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    • lspalla
      August 2, 2022 @ 7:56 pm

      Charles, sure a set of 6 for only $5600 would be great! Ha!

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  3. Cindi Ludwig
    August 2, 2022 @ 12:23 pm

    I love the churches in Paris! Thanks for sharing the photos of the multi media art. We experienced our first with you and Bernie during our trip to Paris. Desserts are enticing! The chairs are always fun to see.

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    • lspalla
      August 2, 2022 @ 7:56 pm

      Great memories!

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  4. Betsy Cobb
    August 2, 2022 @ 12:28 pm

    love the illuminations! we have only seen the Van Gogh (only one to come to Minnesota to my knowledge). The Cezanne looks so fun; hope it will come here!

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  5. Nancy Colin
    August 2, 2022 @ 1:34 pm

    The exhibit was a feast for the eyes. Thank you! You may be on vacation but you are also a dedicated tour guide!

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  6. Bonnie
    August 2, 2022 @ 2:45 pm

    Ah Carette – a favorite of mine. I like to combine it with an afternoon sit in Place Des Vosges. Their desserts are the best. I’m so enjoying your daily notes and pictures to us. I feel like I’m there with you. II look forward to each day’s adventures. You are busy with visitors – will that slow down as your time there comes closer to an end?

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  7. Ann Rivard
    August 2, 2022 @ 3:19 pm

    Today the photos elicit such emotion! The Cezanne exhibit is breathtaking. Merci beaucoup! The food looks delicious, and such lovely presentation. Why don’t our restaurants make more effort to do the same? The cafe’ chairs are unusually attractive in today’s posting. Enjoy this time! And thank you for letting us enjoy it as well. Safe travels.

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  8. Judy Gattis
    August 2, 2022 @ 6:13 pm

    You are so blessed to be able to see all the various art lumieres. I felt so fortunate to see the Van Gogh in Arles. I think I’ve found my favorite chairs! Anxiously anticipating Giverny. Wish I could have gone there.

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  9. Pat Hair
    August 2, 2022 @ 9:28 pm

    I really enjoyed the Cezanne lumieres. The Van Gogh event was a real treat last year in Birmingham and I’d love seeing the others too. I am looking
    forward to going with you vicariously to Giverny. Thanks for the fun blog and great pictures!

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  10. Monica & Marlyn
    August 3, 2022 @ 11:29 am

    I couldn’t figure out the “reply” button, so I may have a couple of aborted tries somewhere. There’s no rush to read that book. You can enjoy it over the winter or some much slower time!

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