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  1. Peggy Bilbro
    August 10, 2021 @ 9:08 am

    Wow! That church is amazing! We will have to visit it next time we are in Paris! Time is running short for us! Also loved the cemetery. We’ve been there several times and like it very much. This is a stellar blog post today Linda! I really enjoyed it. Today we are off on our souvenir buying excursion for family and friends.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 10:02 am

      Many thanks, Peggy! Yes, you with your industrial eye would love the church. There is also wonderful street art approaching it but I forgot to include. We are off to Rue Mouffetarde today for lunch. Rue du Pot de Fer, street of the iron pot. See you tomorrow for lunch.

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  2. Antonia Konzotis
    August 10, 2021 @ 9:09 am

    Wow Linda! You really surprised us this morning with the church, a mini Eiffel Tower in its construction. We would never have known about it if it wasn’t for you. Love the African artwork in your apartment. Very Parisian!

    So pleased you will continue with your daily blog, as long as it’s not a hardship. Loved all the positive comments from your readers and well deserved!

    Sending love to you both xxx

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 9:59 am

      And much love and fond remembrances to you! Bernie saw where the CDC in the USA has put France on Level 4 and cautioning about a visit there.

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  3. Judy McPeak
    August 10, 2021 @ 9:59 am

    The church is certainly a great find! I love the interior architecture and the floral paintings of the walls in the alcoves.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 10:04 am

      Definitely worth a visit.

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  4. Monica & Marlyn
    August 10, 2021 @ 10:53 am

    What a cultural day: art, architecture, history, so much of interest for the eye in so many places. Your heads must swirl with all you’ve seen. Thanks for sharing with those of us at home.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

      You must come over. You’re always welcome.

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  5. Cindi
    August 10, 2021 @ 11:49 am

    So many wonderful finds today! The church at first glance looked very stark, but your’s and Bernie’s photos showed the lovely details all throughout. It’s so unique and different from any of the other churches in Paris. The cemetery was very interesting. I did know that Jim Morrison died there. I believe he expressed a desire to be buried in Paris. I was a Doors fan “back in the day”.
    Another culinary delight for your meal both in decor and the food. Last but not least I enjoyed the art tour of your apartment. Isn’t it interesting the things we discover that have been there all along.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

      Merci! I love your last sentence, Cindi!

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  6. Mary Jane
    August 10, 2021 @ 12:09 pm

    Thanks for continuing your daily blog! I look forward to visiting Paris with y’all every day albeit I am sitting in my den feeling I am with you because you make it so enjoyable and authentic.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:09 pm

      Mary Jane, appreciate all of your comments!

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  7. Charles Gattis
    August 10, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

    Really interesting day. Thanks for all the pictures. The church in particular was most fascinating to me. While we were in Minnesota, we took a boat ride to see the Apostles Island. At one time, it was the center for brownstone, an industry which collapsed overnight. Our guide said that the Eiffel Tower was partly the reason, since with that structure, architects learned that they could build cheaper, stronger, and higher buildings using steel and concrete. Making the connection of the building of the Eiffel Tower, that neighborhood, and the workers who lived there is very interesting. How creative that the priest used the church building to honor the workers who were worshiping there.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:09 pm

      Merci, Charles. Your story adds even more interest.

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  8. Judy Gattis
    August 10, 2021 @ 12:51 pm

    Whew! So enjoyable. Ironically, there was an interesting interview with Morrison’s aunt this week on CBS Sunday. Hope you can find it.

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:08 pm

      We did. Will blog about it tomorrow!

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  9. Sharon Tyson
    August 10, 2021 @ 1:34 pm

    GREAT blog today Buddy, the images from the church were especially awesome. Can certainly see the influence of the Eiffel Tower in its’ construction. All of the art was also interesting and amazing, you do a terrific job of getting the right “angle”. Glad the daily blog will continue!

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 2:07 pm

      Merci, Sharon!

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  10. Carol Bell
    August 10, 2021 @ 3:11 pm

    Fascinating post Linda! We would love to duplicate this full day when we are there in October. Especially loved the sculpture of Gods hand holding the lovers and the female/male hands barely touching. Yes we saw France was elevated yesterday to level 4 and Spain was as well the week before. Covid tests still required before returning to US from everywhere even if vaccinated. Hoping all improves soon. And so happy you are both enjoying so much there! I so treasure your posts every morning but totally your cutting back some if it limits you. Love to you both!

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 4:06 pm

      Merci, Carol. Hope you and Leon can duplicate this fun day!

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  11. Deborah Callins
    August 10, 2021 @ 3:59 pm

    CBS Sunday Morning had a segment on Jim Morrison this week. Very enjoyable. He was a prolific writer — especially poetry. His sister has gathered his works and a new book is out.

    https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-sunday-morning/video/OaKvMAY5u5Qv2_WipVwR_tfMAo0gUQYQ/collecting-the-words-of-jim-morrison/

    The recently published book is “The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics.”

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    • lspalla
      August 10, 2021 @ 4:05 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Ann Jeanne
    August 12, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    I am glad you explored Montparnasse. Where iconic cafes are located
    And if you saw the tomb of Saint Saens, my parents are buried just beside his tomb (2 meters from Saint Saens tomb)

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