Pink It Is #9

Parisian Pink

Parisian Pink

Join BeckyB’s Square in September: In the Pink. Photos must be square, and for September, have to contain something pink. See this link for more information on how to take part in BeckyB’s quarterly square challenge..

Royal Details

Fleur-de-lis

Detail of gate into the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries), near the the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France

Looking into the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries) from a gate near the the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France. The fleur-de-lis (lily) was used for centuries to represent French royalty. Regarded as a sign of purity since antiquity. the Roman Catholic Church adopted the lily  to represent Virgin Mary. Legend has it that when Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor in 800, he presented Charlemagne with a blue banner covered with golden fleurs-de-lis.

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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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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Tumbleweed

Advent Wreath

Advent/Christmas Decorations, Church of Saint-Séverin, Latin Quarter, Paris, France

 

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

A Photo A Week: Orange

Sacred Shades of Orange

Side Chapel Wall Decoration, Notre Dame, Paris

Side Chapel Wall Decoration in Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France.

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Into The Darkness

Crypt passageway, Pantheon, Paris, France

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