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Monday, May 21, 2007

A Burst Of Petals

I love flowers just about as much as I do food. With food, there are in the garden, on the dining table, in the kitchen.........everywhere you turn, a rainbow of color appears.
Since the 1950's, the original flower markets of Paris have reduced in size and continue to dwindle away. Now, the sale of freshly cut flowers is permitted at the food markets. There are a few places, as in this location, that you still are able to see a burst of petals, however, the selection is quite meagar compared to what you can find in the flower shops that fill the city of Paris, and those you find at the open-air markets.
One thing still remains the same-you can find Parisians buying bouquets of flowers everyday, just as they would a fresh baguette . I love flowers........

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Hidden Treasures

Delving into the flea markets in Paris , there is excitement around every corner! Often the displays in the windows of the shops are just as breathtaking as what is inside.....more than one Kodak moment, that's for certain!
After you have spent time visiting the local monuments and famous landmarks , there's a week for you, make it a point to visit the hidden nooks and crannies of the Paris Flea more part of the heart and soul of this magical city.....