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  1. Marlyn (& Monica)
    September 25, 2019 @ 10:54 am

    I especially enjoyed the photos from the walk back from the restaurant.

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  2. Cindi
    September 25, 2019 @ 11:37 am

    Sitting in Huntsville’s gourmet McAlisters Deli iat the airport anticipating boarding for leg 1 to Hotlanta.

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    • lspalla
      September 25, 2019 @ 11:48 am

      Are you all flying Delta to Newark?

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  3. Pat O'Brien
    September 25, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

    I flipped back and forth between the 2 kiosks and I agree that the new is a downgrade. A slow steady removal of detail and soon Paris will look like L.A. or Houston. That looks like Brigitte Bardot on the older kiosk. Is the very last picture of a dinner cruise boat? Several of them on the river is probably nice to look at.

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    • lspalla
      September 25, 2019 @ 2:51 pm

      Yes, it appears to us that the new mayor is trying to modernize Paris much too much!

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  4. Charles Gattis
    September 25, 2019 @ 1:40 pm

    The design for the new newsstands was purchased from the former Soviet Union just before their collapse. Paris was trying to help them pay off their expenses, not realizing that designs like this were a major reason for the collapse. 😉

    Must say, my favorite shot of the day was the lamppost against the sky—so simple and neat. Loved the bridge also since it was one of my favorite places to photograph when I was there.

    We’re getting exited to see you there. I have hired a photographer in Barcelona for a night photo shoot there and would love to do one in Paris if Judy would set me free (we’ll see).

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    • lspalla
      September 25, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

      A compliment from another photographer is always welcome.

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  5. Betsy Cobb
    September 25, 2019 @ 5:39 pm

    I look forward to your blog every day…. it always makes me smile! Lovely photos……

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    • lspalla
      September 25, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

      Hi Betsy,
      Talk about a big smile! This brought one to my face. Do you realize it’s been almost 50 years ago when we taught school at Southwest High in Atlanta!! Those were some days, my friend. I wonder where Gail is? We are SO glad you are on board with us! We are here for a while through several seasons so you will get to see an evolving Paris all the way through to the Christmas lights which we’ve never seen! I’d love a long sit-down with you!!!

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  6. Cynthia Parsons
    September 25, 2019 @ 10:21 pm

    Wishing you two and the Ludwigs Blue Skies for days & days!

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  7. Natalie Bass
    September 27, 2019 @ 4:54 am

    Perhaps Parisians like the skies b/c they know it means cooler weather after HOT and NO AC???

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