A Single Flame

A Prayer For Notre-Dame

Votive Candle, Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France

Votive candle in a side chapel at Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France.

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Before the Fire: Square Jean XXIII

An Urban Escape Adjacent to Notre Dame

Woman on bench in Square John XXIII with the apse of Notre Dame in the background.The park is adjacent to the cathedral.

Woman on bench in Square John XXIII with the apse of Notre Dame in the background.The park is adjacent to the southeast end of cathedral. (In honor of the yesterday’s devastating damage to the Notre-Dame de Paris, I am going to try to respond to challenges with pictures of Notre Dame.)

Square Jean XXIII, adjacent to Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris France

Join XingfuMama’s Pull Up A Seat Photo Challenge 2019: Week 15

Before the Fire: Gates

Gate on Northeast Side of Notre-Dame de Paris

Detail of a gate on the north side of the cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France

In honor of the devastating loss of so much of  the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, I am going to try to use photos from my last trips to Paris to respond to challenges this week. Like this one, some of them may be repeats.

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We Mourn for Our Lady of Paris

Le Monde est en Larmes

Notre-Dame de Paris

Avant le feu

 

 

 

Vocabulary Travels

” . . . is the word”

I usually only pick one of Paula’s great words but I was inspired to do four because I haven’t been posting much recently.

 

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Who Invited The Pigeons?

Who invited the pigeons?, in front of Notre Dame, Paris, France

Pseudo-wedding trips to Paris are a big tourism industry in Asia.  For many years, Japanese wedding tourism has been hot in Hawaii. Wander around Honolulu and you will come upon couples and their stylists and photographers in every scenic spot. Paris, or other romantic European cities, have now joined the wedding tourism boom. The market now includes couples from Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesian, Japan, and Malaysia, according to this recent article in Forbes. While Forbes describes the photo shoots a pre-wedding events, in some cases, couples may have already been through a civil ceremony at home or the wedding could be months off.  Japanese couples who are already married will often have a christian church “blessing” instead of an actual wedding ceremony. According to a 2007 article in The Telegraph:  Hawaii is still the number one overseas wedding destination for Japanese, but Europe is gaining ground, with around 20,000 marriage ceremonies last year.

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