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  1. Ellyn
    September 10, 2021 @ 9:08 am

    amazing to me that no one wearing masks… are you at least required to wear them on public transportation? We are here in NYC, and most of us wear them all the time..

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 11:51 am

      Masks are required for all public transportation and any inside venue. It’s a 135 euro fine if the police catch you not wearing a mask. We’ve seen one person removed from Le Metro. To be served at a restaurant, you must present your vaccine pass or “pass sanitaire” as they call it. We were lucky enough to get ours put onto our phones. All large department stores also check your vaccine pass. The smaller shops just require a mask. Whenever we get in a very large crowd even outside, we wear our masks.

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  2. Katie McCool
    September 10, 2021 @ 10:59 am

    Every single morning with you is so enjoyable! A stroll through Luxembourg and relaxing moments bring back so many memories. The cleaned fountain is amazing! Thank you again for sharing!

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 11:52 am

      Yes, the fountain is stunning!

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  3. Lynne Berry Vallely
    September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

    Why is it called the Medici fountain? Catherine de Medici?

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 12:35 pm

      Yes,she was the widow of Henry IV. She had the fountain built in 1630 and then moved to its present location in 1864. They lived as husband and wife in La Place des Vosges.

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  4. Charles Gattis
    September 10, 2021 @ 12:15 pm

    My kind of day. So pretty.

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

      Remember our picnic in this very area? How are you feeling. My heart hurts for your situation.

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  5. Beth Wise
    September 10, 2021 @ 12:20 pm

    Gorgeous photos and grand descriptions of a lovely day! As always, thank you for transporting us to Paris in such a beautiful way.

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 12:29 pm

      It’s our pleasure and fun to boot!

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  6. Judy Gattis
    September 10, 2021 @ 1:22 pm

    What an absolutely delightful day! Right up my alley. The refurbished fountain is lovely. How well I remember our picnic there with y’all.

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  7. Ellyn
    September 10, 2021 @ 1:45 pm

    HA… We dont fine in NYC, and there are some people who ride the subway and ride buses who dont wear masks, But I have learned not to say anything unless the person is an old lady, some times an old man. Everyone else gets belligerent and attacks. There was an article in the paper recently remarking on the fact that no one has been fined. I think the police are loath to put themselves in the line of fire, and bus drivers dont say anything either… We are required to wear one inside, and now have to show a vax cert to go inside, We have shacks on the street where one can eat, so I have not been inside a restaurant in 1.5 years at least. Thanks for the commentary and pictures of Paris. I lived and went to school there for years. And actually am on my way.. maybe … to Brussels for a family baptism,, and of course a stop in Paris too! stay safe.

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 3:46 pm

      Yes, there are “shacks” on all the sidewalks now for outdoor eating. Such a change but we love it! Enjoy your travel. Are you new to my blog?

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  8. Peggy Bilbro
    September 10, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

    We love that stroll from Blvd Montparnasse down through the jardin des grands explorateur and on through Luxembourg! Didn’t we go to the Closerie des Lilas restaurant with you and Bernie once, or was that with someone else? The fontaine is beautiful! Thanks for showing it. If you can find chairs it is the perfect place to while away a long afternoon. Keep posting these beautiful photos! Between you and Bernie, you have spectacular shots!

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 3:43 pm

      We ate there once with Ann Jeanne but not with guys. Your praise for our photography is appreciated especially coming from one of the best!

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  9. Ann Rivard
    September 10, 2021 @ 3:11 pm

    This is glorious! Thank you for a lovely day, vicariously!

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 3:44 pm

      Merci! Are you new to my blog?

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  10. Ellyn
    September 10, 2021 @ 3:50 pm

    Yes I am…I just picked you up from a recommendation!! Delightful!

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    • lspalla
      September 10, 2021 @ 4:05 pm

      Wonderful! I also have a book on Amazon called “Bernie’s Paris” if you’re interested in reading our story. Have another book called “8 Days in Paris” which will likely never get published. It’s so hard finding an agent. Bienvenue!

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  11. Cindi
    September 10, 2021 @ 9:18 pm

    The Luxembourg Gardens are so lovely and the Medici Fountain is sparkling clean and so beautiful. It’s nice you were able to spend a relaxing day enjoying both. The photos of both are treasures.

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    • lspalla
      September 11, 2021 @ 1:26 am

      Thanks,Cindi. Such fun memories with you and Bob. We love the fountain cleaned, but we loved it the other way as well because of all the fun times taking photos amid the ivy.

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  12. Donna Rush
    September 10, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

    This was just the respite I needed today. With 9/11 coming up tomorrow, there is so much heaviness on the radio and TV, even my beloved Public Radio. My eyes and soul so appreciated the beauty and serenity of your day. Thank you again!

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    • lspalla
      September 11, 2021 @ 1:24 am

      Merci! Your words bring a smile!

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  13. Pat
    September 10, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    Glad we got to see Medici fountain this trip.

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  14. Ann Rivard
    September 11, 2021 @ 5:01 am

    Linda, I am! Thanks to my sister Beth Wise, who forwarded your blog a week ago. I look forward to it every morning. It is a beautiful way to start the morning on a positive note. Thank you for sharing your days.
    Best,
    Ann Rivard

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    • lspalla
      September 11, 2021 @ 6:25 am

      Oh, Ann, we are so glad to have you follow us! I’ve been posting since early July so you might want to click back through some on the website that appeal to you! They are all listed! Bienvenue!

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