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  1. Peggy
    May 7, 2023 @ 9:11 am

    I am sure you will head back to Rue Montorgueil on a weekday while in Paris to enjoy your flaneur time better. The pastries look heavenly and I’m sure the prices were also ‘heavenly’! Fun to look at anyway!


  2. Monica & Marlyn
    May 7, 2023 @ 10:52 am

    Love the picture through the glass! What happy smiles. I was interested that the fabric shop was showing gingham. Wonder if that’s a coming trend.


  3. Jemalee Adams
    May 7, 2023 @ 11:57 am

    Linda and Bernie
    I am always delighted and amazed at the creative ways the different merchants display their products! They look like works of art even if it’s fresh fish or raw meat not to mention the flowers,
    pastries and even a fabric shop! It must be in their DNA!
    Thanks for sharing that beautiful aspect of Paris!
    I also love the pets!


  4. Cindi
    May 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

    We too watched some of the coronation pageantry. We also watched the Kentucky Derby. It’s hard to ignore the deaths and scratched horses and enjoy the spectacle. Love your pictures today!


  5. Mary Jane
    May 7, 2023 @ 12:40 pm

    Special place to visit without the crowds 😊


  6. Terrie Vandiver
    May 7, 2023 @ 12:52 pm

    I love following you through Paris! You capture the essence, beauty and joy of the city!

    Happy travels to you and Bernie!


  7. Carol Bell
    May 7, 2023 @ 2:11 pm

    Loving this blog once again and so happy you seem much happier this year even with your unfortunate broken ankle. After my devotion, you are my morning indulgence and inspiration! And agree on the metro and walking — not sure we’ve ever taken a taxi either except from airport. Hope you and Bernie enjoy every single minute!


    • lspalla
      May 7, 2023 @ 4:42 pm

      My ankle is fine. Tell Leon I have a fracture of the right fourth metatarsal head. Almost no pain or swelling so I am very lucky but will stay in the boot for another couple of weeks. It was raining today so that was interesting!!


  8. Pat
    May 7, 2023 @ 3:05 pm

    I’ve probably forgotten it, but I don’t remember the Passage du Grand Cerf. Very nice. Is it mostly for locals or tourists? It’s so great to be able to look for you posting every morning. A very good way to start the day. Why don’t you two just have your mail forwarded and stay over there for about 11 months of the year. Thanks again. Don’t hurt your foot, but keep it up.


    • lspalla
      May 7, 2023 @ 4:40 pm

      Ha! All contributions to that possibility would be appreciated and vital! Glad you and Sybil are enjoying the blog.


  9. Sophia B
    May 7, 2023 @ 3:12 pm

    Tell Bernie. For me it was the music, the wonderful voices and the acoustics in the cathedral. Seeing a marching band on horseback was a first. How did the horse with the drummer stand the noise?

    Thank you for the lovely photos.


  10. Betsy Cobb
    May 7, 2023 @ 4:15 pm

    Love the themed picture of the day, and also think the picture of the doggy can easily fit within your theme!


  11. Thad Mauldin
    May 7, 2023 @ 6:58 pm

    Wondered the same things Sophia! Marched and played trumpet in a lot of parades, but never on horseback!


  12. Chris Parton
    May 7, 2023 @ 9:19 pm

    Love the boutiques…and that sweet pup! Looks like your trip has started off beautifully!


  13. Ann Rivard
    May 9, 2023 @ 7:12 pm

    Oh what a lovely day you have shared, even if I am late in reading it. The victrola is magnificent, and I love the ladies looking through the glass! Merci


  14. Belinda Kennedy
    May 13, 2023 @ 12:50 am

    As a textile girl, I loved the photos of the fabric store! Since we lost Sir’s in Fayetteville, TN, there has not been anything anywhere close to their inventory! Glad to see that the entire world has not learned to love less than fabulous textiles!



    • lspalla
      May 13, 2023 @ 5:04 am

      I’m delighted to have you following along!!


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