Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Church Series - The View From Our Room


Each morning when Mary and I awoke to this view and the sound of the bells chiming, we pinched ourselves.  One day I hopped up and got my camera.  I just had to capture the view from our bed!
The Église Saint-Roch was directly across a very narrow little street. What a delight!

22 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful...

Cinthia said...

A sweet and beautiful capture.....I like very much! Have a nice day, Cy

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous.

Peter said...

A wonderful address and a wonderful flat! I can testify! :-)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Magical!

The Gypsy Chef said...

I just discovered your blog through Ilse at In shallah, and I am so glad I did. Beautiful!
Pam

Owen said...

I guess there must be worse views to have in Paris ! Hope the bells didn't start chiming too too early in the morning though, sleeping in in the morning is sometimes nice also... before going down to the corner café for... café. And croissants. Or bringing them back to have in bed.

M said...

I would really like for that view to be my view some day ... Bon dimanche, Virginia!

Harriet said...

When in Paris it does seem as if one has entered into some magical fairytale requiring a pinch every now and then to be sure it's real.

Roseann said...

And your Hotel is..........???????

Do you like it? Would you recommend it? How pricy is it? Details, Details, Details, it's all in the Details!

Elizabeth said...

Such a delightful church! For some reason the top photo on wiki makes it look as if it could be in Venice. How did you like your hotel? I am trying to find something for April and so far I am thinking of my old standby Grands Hommes but would like to consider others.

Alexa said...

Lovely! If I can awake to the sound of church bells I don't care how early they rouse me. Hope to stay in this charming apartment myself one day.

altadenahiker said...

Puts me right there.

Virginia said...

Oh mes amis, forgive me for assuming you all knew about this wonderful apartment. If you look back at some previous posts you will read more. If you are interested in renting the apartment, email me and I will give you Janeen's email address! And for the record, we loved the bells although a few mornings, after very late nights, we wanted to throw a pillow! HA
V

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I think that I have about ten photos of this same view as it is hard to resist... I kept having to pinch myself to see if this view and the ringing of the bells (beginning at 8am with almost 45 rings to start the day) was real... It was cold outside in early December but seeing snow on these ledges and roofs was worth it!

Bises,
Genie

Pamela said...

Heavenly!!!

Starman said...

That's a nice view. The Google street view is quite good, also.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

What a beautiful view to wake up with!

M said...

Who says dreams don't come true? My sweet Valentine just gave me this view as a gift --- April in Paris with my chere amie!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love those dark scrolled balconies!

Yasmin said...

You are very lucky to have experienced such a delight, I hope you weren't sleeping though!!

JM said...

So beautifully composed! Don't you just love old narrow streets?! Well, not exactly to live at... I really need my privacy! LOL!