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  1. Katie McCool
    July 9, 2021 @ 10:53 am

    I had to laugh out loud at the bear “lovers” Made me think that was really you and Bernie exhausted after all your walking!
    LOVE the doors! Never too many!

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  2. Monica & Marlyn
    July 9, 2021 @ 11:23 am

    The doors are fascinating! Who knew? The “fake facade” was fascinating, too. How great that you are being blessed with such good weather. And the passport! Keep up this string of great fortune.

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  3. Mary Jane
    July 9, 2021 @ 11:44 am

    So happy for Emily and everyone will now have a wonderful time in Paris.

    Loving the doors!

    The lovers of the day were so cute and cuddly 😘

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  4. Cindi
    July 9, 2021 @ 11:44 am

    I’m so pleased that the passport arrived! That takes a huge worry off of Natalie and your shoulders. The doors you have shared are exquisite! I appreciate the history as well. Tell Bernie I loved his choice of the couples photo.

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  5. Amy C
    July 9, 2021 @ 11:53 am

    Cute Paris lovers!!! Quite a smile for this morning…

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  6. LINDA J SMITH
    July 9, 2021 @ 12:39 pm

    Loving all of the doors you have posted; especially the dark blue one! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing Paris with all of us!

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  7. Charles Gattis
    July 9, 2021 @ 1:02 pm

    Loving the doors—so different. Good photography also, as usual.

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  8. Betsy Cobb
    July 9, 2021 @ 1:27 pm

    I too love the doors and fake facade! I also like Peter’s blog and you cannot have enough Paris door pictures! I also LOVE his recipe for the chocolate chestnut pureee cake!

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    • lspalla
      July 9, 2021 @ 2:47 pm

      I think you mean Richard’s blog. We ran into him this morning!

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  9. Judy Gattis
    July 9, 2021 @ 1:35 pm

    I’m sure Emily is so thrilled to know she’ll be seeing Paris as only you and Bernie can do!
    Never too many doors. Charles had such fun photographing doors of Dublin and Provence. Wish we had done Paris. Keep ‘em coming. Absolutely love the teddy bears! And the swing chairs- only in Paris.

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  10. Natalie Bass
    July 9, 2021 @ 2:19 pm

    Lots of doors- can’t imagine trying to select the winner later! Hmmm, I’m thinking “no” for the swings, ha! I would prob just fall straight back! SO relieved about passport- many thanks to all for your concerns, prayers and well-wishes!! The Dior facade is AMAZING; will we be close by to see? I know it’s just a facade but wow LOL. Going back to the doors…can’t just call up Lowe’s or Builders 1st to get a door. Guess it’s an art to find who makes (and designs?) these custom doors. And how long to get them?!

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    • lspalla
      July 9, 2021 @ 2:49 pm

      Yes, you will get to see the Dior facade, I’m sure. And the doors are 000’s of years old from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.

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  11. Pat
    July 9, 2021 @ 2:31 pm

    Good job Mr. Dior.
    You wondered who the people were in the figures — at least one was a Texas A&M Aggie(3rd red door down behind the spiked metal fence) if you look at the lettering on each side. I see the door guards at the foot of many of your doors now that you point them out. Some very ornate.
    Put the ‘dinner’ bears in you couples competition at the end of the trip.

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  12. Ginny
    July 9, 2021 @ 4:35 pm

    Love, love, love these photos!! Thank you so much for sharing! And glad the great Passport Debacle of the Summer of 2021 has come to a successful resolution!!!

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  13. Elaine Dickson
    July 9, 2021 @ 5:03 pm

    I love all of the door pictures! I’m also glad the passport came through in time! I’m glad you’re enjoying good weather. Things are pretty humid in Huntsville right now, but we have been blessed with three days of rain.

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  14. Susan Anderson
    July 9, 2021 @ 5:12 pm

    The bear lovers! 🧡🧡 plus amazingly diverse doors plus PASSPORT!! 🙌🏻❤️❤️

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  15. Peggy Bilbro
    July 9, 2021 @ 6:42 pm

    So glad the passport arrived! What a worry off everyone’s minds. I have always loved the false façades, but the Dior one is truly over the top! Amazing! Looking forward to being there soon.

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    • lspalla
      July 9, 2021 @ 6:51 pm

      You leave very soon. Hope your travel day is as good as ours was. Can’t wait to hear about the new apartment! You must be a tad anxious but also very excited. Send photos!

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  16. Melanie Holloway
    July 10, 2021 @ 3:03 am

    My favorite was number 6 down the list (black with gold). Also the bear lovers were cute.
    We had a good rain today(Friday) so you don’t have to worry about your flowers and plants for now.

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  17. Marg
    July 10, 2021 @ 5:03 am

    On my first trip to Paris I was totally in awe of windows. I love the doors too. I love how they put an attractive screen on construction sites, usually reflecting what the building will look like when finished. I recall in 2015 there was a lot of work underway in Place Vendome with lovely screens hiding it all.

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    • lspalla
      July 11, 2021 @ 3:11 am

      “Screen” is a perfect word for it!

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  18. Natalie
    July 10, 2021 @ 7:52 am

    Indeed, the doors are VERY old but wonder if some are still made with such detail today?!

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    • lspalla
      July 10, 2021 @ 12:25 pm

      Je ne sais pas. I don’t know.

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  19. Betsy Cobb
    July 10, 2021 @ 9:52 pm

    In my post, I meant Richard, not Peter!! Sorry!!! Peter is my husband, who also has a great flourless chocolate cake recipe!! Haha

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  20. Thad Mauldin
    July 10, 2021 @ 11:12 pm

    Always entertaining and informative. Thank you very much Linda!

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  21. Biddie Banks
    July 11, 2021 @ 2:25 am

    Loved the Lover Bears!!! So excited the passport got there for the trip! Love all of your pictures!!!

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