Monday, November 24, 2008

Au Revoir Paris


Today we bid Paris farewell. ( Pass the Kleenex please !)  I leave you with one last image. Probably my favorite photograph, it was taken from the dome of the Sacre Coeur in March, 2007.  A breathtakingly beautiful sight, in more ways than one. No, there will be no sequel to this one!

32 comments:

Olivier said...

cela doit être dur de quitter la ville lumiere. Superbe vue sur notre belle capitale...bon retour.

it must be hard to leave the city lights. Lovely view of our beautiful capital ... good return.

Judy - So California said...

V, This is a fabulous photo! You should get the BIG bucks for it - at least I think so. I am sorry you have to leave Paris - but just think - now you can start planning (and the count down) for your next visit! Can't wait for the Paris blog.........

Benjamin Madison said...

A splendid shot! I hope you had a good time.

emiliane said...

Jolie vue de Paris sous un ciel chargé .. Bon retour.

jill said...

I know you bring back enough memories (and photos) to last for years, well until the next trip at least! Thanks for 'taking us along'. And I also greatly anticipate your Paris photo blog!

angela said...

Bon retour, V. I'm looking forward to reading all about the trip.
That photo is amazing..

Blognote said...

What a beautiful view!!
Have a good trip back to Birmingham and then show us your photos of wonderful Paris!

(I like the accurate "haircut" of the trees in your banner! The barber has done a great job)

GrandAnglais said...

What a wonderful view, your love of Paris shines through in your photos. Look forward to seeing your new ones. Bon retourn!

alice said...

You must be above the Atlantic ocean just at this moment...

babooshka said...

I will be on the ramsey beach look over the sky of the Irish sea and waving to you on your return. Awesome ending shot. It all ends so quickly. Looking forward to a the new Paris photography , until I can get back to France myself.

PJ said...

I can just imagine how tired and happy your are, Virginia. We're all so looking forward to The Big Show!

Kathleen said...

This should be hanging in a museum in Paris!!!

Therese said...

You will probably see so many little details in the pictures you are bringing back. You will probably have to plan a future trip to check them out...

Dusty Lens said...

Leaving the city of light is difficult to do. What a view from here! This was closed when we were there, I really missed out on a spectacular view. Ah well, I will sit here and enjoy your photo.

Just remember, you can go back and revisit!

Dusty Lens said...

Oh, and take a guess where my profiule photo is from.. ;)

11bonitadrive said...

Can't wait to get the scoop on ole Paris'!

Halcyon said...

Ahhh... I miss Paris. At least I had three years there and five more in Brittany. :)

I had a view of the Eiffel Tower from my apartment in Bussy St. Georges. It was quite a distant view, but you could see the spotlight and the sparkle quite well on a clear night. :)

Hope you are getting re-adjusted to life in the states. At least you can enjoy the warm weather we've been having.

Kim said...

Virginia, welcome home. I hope you had a simply wonderful time. The Rodin museum is a nice place to lay down your Paris explorations until the next visit. I can't wait to hear and see your travel tales from this visit. Wish we could spend an afternoon together talking about it!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

marley said...

I can see why this is your favourite! It's wonderful. Hope you have a safe trip back. I can't wait to see, and here, all about Paris :)

Knoxville Girl said...

Your photo today is spectacular. Looking forward to seeing your new ones and reading your tales of the city of light. But selfishly, I'm glad you're coming back to the states. I've had to drink that Fat Bastard red all. by. myself.
wait a minute... that's a feature not a problem. ;)
Safe home, V.

Marie-Noyale said...

Paris verse une larme...
Good Bye Virginia..
Now,start ,the memories of, I am sure a wonderful trip..
Enjoy a good rest before you start putting your pictures together,in your mind and on your computer!!

Webradio said...

Hello Virginia !

Very great shot above Paris...

See You later !

D said...

Can't wait to see your vacation slides! :)
This one is amazing and should be in a travel brochure or on a postcard or poster! It makes me want to go to Paris.

D.C. Confidential said...

Welcome home, VJ! Hope the flight was uneventful. Did you get the champagne chilling in the fridge? I hope the blog is quiet while you try to overcome your jet lag. If not, call me and I'll take it off your hands for another day. The National Museum of American History just reopened. I'm sure the two of us could make a day of it.

That photo of Paris is sublime! One of these days, I'm going to get there.

Mary said...

Virg...you're home sweet home by now - hope that you savor these memories for years to come.
xx,
M

Kitty said...

amazing photo, Virginia. One has to think of Paris in literature - the city looks so not 21st century!

Eki Akhwan said...

trully a breathtaking view of Paris, V! I knew that there were no high rise buldings higher than the Eiffel in Paris, but never did really see it in a landscape view like this. Thanks for sharing.

Petrea said...

Magnificent photo, V. Truly.

Babzy said...

Magnifique !

tr3nta said...

Unbelievable view... stunning!!!

slim said...

Gorgeous rendering of this scene. It must have been difficult to leave so many photos behind. I'll look forward to seeing more.

Snapper said...

Virginia, I don't know how I could've missed this one. I must've been traveling when you posted it. Fantastic! Bravo! Oh, and Happy Christmas to you and yours.