Monday, May 25, 2009

Apartment With a View!



We consider ourselves very fortunate that our flight went well. The children slept like logs . (Behold the power of Benadryl) Melissa and I napped. Enough said about that. We got through
Charles de Gaulle with ease and our van driver was right there to load us up. When we arrived at the apartment we were greeted by Jerome ( my new best friend) himself and he has been a delightful and helpful host. He took Melissa to the market and has shown us the ropes around here. I babysat from the couch with barely one eye open watching the kids. I feel like I did after I stayed up all night studying for exams in college. You know the feeling. The baguette and vin blanc is helping I think.

Now about the view. That is the dome of the Val de Grace church from our living room window. We can hardly wait for nightfall ( for a lot of reasons). Jerome says the dome is lit and it's gorgeous. I 'm still up, I'll be shooting it from the window.

Tonight we strolled the neighborhood and had pizza at a nice cafe. Everyone including moi is tired to the bone so it's an early night of this crowd. I'm including a few photos from our first outing this afternoon.

The Dancers


Some Serious Motorcycle Envy

Our apartment
The Cell Phone Sisters

31 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

That sure does look like a great view! Too bad it's actually a photograph.

You're the 2nd person I know who just so happens to be in Paris at this time.

Mary said...

Better get your "bad" self rested - you've got lots to shoot and it's all waiting out there for you!
Will you save Passy Cemetery pour moi?
xx,
M

Laurent said...

Welcome !!!! Didn't I tell you taht the weather was nice ?
Enjoy the city !

Jill said...

V. it's wonderful to read about your arrival and apt. I was going to say that we see photos of the beautiful buildings but rarely the inside. Hopefully you will find some interesting things to show us. It's so nice to be 'with you' in Paris!

alice said...

Everything seems to go very well! I'm happy for you. Of course, the first day is not the best. A good night and "en route"! Now, you have just to enjoy your vacation, great!

Julie said...

Davis is a man in training - motorcycle envy is hard-wired!

Virginia said...

Bonjour everyone! It's 11:30 and we are just getting up. Have mercy!

Laurent, the weather is gorgeous. I haven't been in Paris when it was this sunny two days in a row!

We're off to Luxembourg Gardens today when we can get our act together and want to see that church as well.

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altadenahiker said...

Fantastique! Have you speaking in French? And of course your second picture in France would have to include a handsome homme.

steviewren said...

I'm working on a serious case of vacation envy here! Oh to walk those streets with you. Have a wonderful time. I plan on checking in everyday...you are my official French connection!

Barb said...

Love the photos so far,I can't wait to see more. Hope you all got some rest and please eat some wonderful french food for me....Barb

Harriet said...

WHAT A VIEW!!!!! I'm envious!

Keep the photos coming. Remember to check out St. Etienne eglise near the Pantheon.

Virginia said...

AH,
My limited French is getting a workout. I made friends with 4 pentanque players today. They were hilarious. I"m doing a special post on those photos in addition to tomorrow's photos.

Harriet,
Will do!

Starman said...

Wow, what a great view.

Maya said...

Your people shots truly blow me away Virginia! Oh, and what a great view. Lucky!

Laurent said...

Virginia I tried to sent you a mail to "virgjones@gamil.com" but it failed. Is this address correct ?

Virginia said...

Laurent,
Sorry it's gmail.com not gamil.com.
Jet lag plus! HA

nathalie in avignon said...

Oh what a joy to know that you're there! Your first photo doesn't disappoint. WOW, what a view!

I hope you get some sleep...

Anonymous said...

You like this view better than the one we shared from the Mayfair?
Enjoy it all.
KD

lady jicky said...

Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
Where is your appartment in Paris? I do not know that church.

marley said...

Glad you got there in one piece! The view from your temporary home is wondeful, can't wait to see it all lit up! Get plenty of sleep :)

Valerie said...

so glad you arrived safe and sound! looks like your weather is so much better than here @ home. Supposed to rain in Bham the rest of the week! Yuck!
Keep the beautiful pictures coming!!

Rich said...

Virginia, I found your site just in time. Lost site of you on VT, but now you are found. If you need a videographer on your next trip give me a call. Can't wait to follow your adventures.

Marie-Noyale said...

Not bad as a view!!
It's very hot in Paris I heard..
2 days of sun in a row!! some people are lucky!!
Enjoy!

Jill said...

Couldn't help myself--I think I found your apartment!! Don't worry, I won't drop in unannounced! I hope you all are getting rested and acclimated and thoroughly enjoying yourselves. And I forgot to say thanks for the photos and commentary.

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Virginia said...

Rich
How wonderful that we've met up again. I couldn't keep my VT going with my two blogs as well. Too many mouths to feed!Ha Hope you and your wife had a wonderful time in Paris. Keep in touch. You can email me.

Valerie,
Ahhh yes. Rain in Bham. Quite a switch from last summer's drought right? Glad you are following us!

M-N,
You know southerners love some air conditioning and we were thinking we could use some the last two days. We had rain last night and it's heavenly now.

LJ, We're in the 5th - welcome!

KD, Yes the view is better but will have to stop in the Mayfair and say hello to Louisa and the staff!

Dusty Lens said...

Back at last! I just don't know why, but I was never really able to get more than light naps in on those long flights. I must say, that is a splendid view1

Petrea said...

Fantastique! Je suis un peu jalouse. Non, je suis très jalouse.

Babooshka said...

Boy and bike floored me and I do believe we have America's Parisian cousin last shot. Ohhhhhhhhh Not fair.

sTaR's ZoNe said...

i really love every picture that you take,, especialy for the building in PARIS, i never go there...
Yep, looks romantic, colorful, and great!

Hopefuly, i can go there someday... to see the real one and taste every food in your blog ^^

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.