Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Praying for Paris and the World

We all know the horrible tragedy that took place in Paris last week.  I am so proud of the outpouring of love our country (and the world) has shown this beautiful country.  However, we also cannot forget our other neighbors across the world, in places like Beirut, who have also experienced senseless tragedy like that in France.

This weekend, I spent some time looking back at my photos from my summer abroad in Paris in 2010.  I thought I'd share a few, since I realized I never have on this blog.  This trip was actually my second time in Paris.  I had spent a weekend in Paris while studying in Luxembourg the previous summer and that experience definitely sparked my interest to want to go back. I studied French and Franco-American history, and we took field trips to amazing places like Giverny, Versailles, and Normandy.  I also explored every inch of the city on the weekends, and you know I had to make a trip to Disneyland Paris with my Disney obsession.
Maison des Provinces de France where I lived on the campus of Cite Internationale
Eiffel Tower /// Standing in the middle of the city in front of Notre Dame
From the top of the Eiffel Tower
Musee Rodin /// Normandy
Versailles
Monet's Gardens at Giverny
Main Street USA (LOL) in Disneyland Paris

I really hope that someday soon Mike and I can go back and visit.  We had only been dating a couple of months when I studied in Paris, and although he got to see a lot of the city via skype, I'd love to show him everything in person.

21 comments:

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I've never been! How beautiful! I would love to go one day! Such a beautiful place! Xo

BLovedBoston said...

Thank you for sharing your photos from Paris! We went last summer and I will always remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower in person - what a sight!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Emily said...

It is such an amazing city--as definitely seen through your pictures! Definitely sending lots of prayers and comfort to those affected by Friday's horror. I'm hoping to get to take Freddie there someday, too.

P!nky said...

<3

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

We're slated to go to Paris next year. Sending them (and the world) many prayers.

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

What beautiful pictures - and my heart aches for every one that has been affected by these tragedies.

Laura said...

Looking at your photos takes me right back there. It's such an incredibly beautiful and resilient city. What a beautiful post!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I was in France last year, but not in Paris and I can't wait to get back over there and see this beautiful city. Just like NYC, this city is going to rebuild and shine better than ever <3

Green Fashionista

Rebecca Jo said...

So many people have walked through streets in Paris. So tragic to think that the tragedy could have happened at any time.

Carly Messmer said...

Beautiful! I love Paris so much - it's incredible how gorgeous and spirited it is. I can't wait to go back either.

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Such a heartbreaking week in Paris and elsewhere. I lived a few blocks away from the concert hall in 2001. Just such senseless attacks. I really hope fear does not force us to live day to day, and that everyone affected by this can find peace.

Macy V said...

Beautiful post! I can not believe all of the tragic attacks from over the weekend. It is heartbreaking. I want to post about this it is just so hard to find the words.

Jen said...

Such a wonderful post, I would love to visit the city someday.

Julie said...

It really is a shame with everything that's going on. I bet Disney Paris was a blast!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

Beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit one day. I didn't even know about that happening in Beirut =/ All of this is just so heartbreaking.

Christina Lea Loves said...

Beautiful! My heart aches for the city but looking at your photos was so nice!

amanda @ as the wine cork turns said...

gorgeous photos. this is so sad and heartbreaking. i've never been to paris but one day hope to.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Beautiful! I've never been, but definitely on my list of places to visit!

Jillian Manesh said...

great post! i LOVE paris and i cant wait to go back and take violet with. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Katie Elizabeth said...

Looks like such an amazing trip!! I haven't been to Paris yet, but it will happen :) It's on my bucket list to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up at night! Saying so many prayers for everyone over there right now.

kingdomofsequins said...

Such a great post! Loving your blog :)

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