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I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist. Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Monday, 16 November 2015

Remembering beautiful Paris

In the light of the tragedies this past weekend in Paris, the effects of which have reverberated around the world, I am posting a few images from our trip to Paris in July 2005.  Beautiful Paris. 

But first take a minute to watch this beautiful video 
 I don't understand the words - but the feeling is real - a feeling of hope for peace for all - it brings tears to my eyes
Translate - Why not believe it? One day in our world, Opéra Garnier, Frenchman Patrick Bruel, Younes a Moroccan-born Muslim and Israel's Idan Raichel

 paix et la liberté

Petit Pont

Street scene, Plantes quarter

Fountain in Bercy

inside The Pantheon

Flame of Remembrance, Arc de Triomphe
Dinner in Montmarte
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel at Louvre

And with these images comes a prayer for peace around the world and my thoughts go out to my French friends both living here or abroad and those in Paris. 
Oblisk from Tuileries Garden at sunset
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I will be back with our recent wildflower trip in Western Australia next week. 

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Lifestyle Fifty Monday Linkup 
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Worth Casing Wednesday
What's It Wednesday
Travel Photo Thursday

The Weekly Postcard


  1. What a beautiful tribute Jill. Your photos are so evocative of a beautiful and less brutal time in this city's evolution. I love the Warsan Shire poem too :)

  2. thanks for this post. Beautiful shots taken 10 years ago but who would have thought 10 years on we wooud be mourning for the people who were gunned down. I totally agree with you when you say. 'PRAY FOR OUR WORLD'

  3. Lovely photos of Paris Jill. It is hard to believe that anyone in the world would want to inflict such violence on innocent people. Paris must be hurting very deeply. I hope this does not prevent travellers from visiting this beautiful city.

  4. Lovely images Jill. Have a great week ahead!


  5. My heart aches so for the people of France. especially Paris. What a crazy world we are living in.

  6. First of all, stunning photos of Paris! Beautiful city. So beautiful. I know I will never go. And secondly, you are right about the whole world needing prayer. There is evil in the world, touching all our lives, and only God can heal that pain and destroy that evil. Beautiful post.

  7. Love the post and yes I am praying! Thank you for this post! Teresa from NanaHood.com

  8. My dream come true would be for every kind of people and cultures to live in peace. I find it difficult to understand the killings. It saddens me so. Why the hatred? I have only been to Paris once, a gift from in-laws when we had our 25th anniversary (he died after 37th anniversary in 2012) as my husbands family had been from France. We had a lovely hotel halfway between the Louvre and Eiffel Tower. It was a lovely city and people were so nice. To see horror take place there (or anywhere) is beyond belief. So sad.

    1. we've only been to Paris once too. When we were invited by our French friend for our 30th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful 2 weeks in had in Paris and France. Lovely memories.

  9. Lovely shots and a wonderful tribute. We must all fight against the darkness.

  10. "Everywhere, everywhere".
    How true, and how tragic.
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sunset-on-bay.html

  11. What a magical place, life is being very cruel, our hearts are with them x

  12. Wonderfull fotos and hommage for Paris, greeting from Belgium.

  13. Beautiful words and images! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thank you so much Jill. Such beauty at a time great sadness. Hoping for better times ahead.

  15. thank you dear friends and readers for stopping by. I hope to visit your blogs soon.

  16. I haven't traveled much outside of the US but I have been to Paris a few times. In fact, it was the first place I traveled to in Europe. It will always hold a special place in my traveling heart. Your photos are lovely and really capture the essence of the City of Light!

  17. It is such a reminder that we are all one when it comes to such attacks and tragedies. . you've captured the beauty of this fabulous city. A wonderful tribute ~

  18. A beautiful tribute. Paris is such a special city, and I think the best way to thumb our noses at terrorists is to go there: plan a trip to Paris!

  19. Loved this timely tribute to Paris. It is so long since we've been there and I had just started thinking that we should return. Your photos have reminded me what Paris is all about.

  20. Wonderful photos and tribute to Paris. You've captured the city and its residents perfectly.


  21. It's as beautiful as everybody says it is! Your shots of daily life are interesting. Nice tribute.

  22. I really like that Warsan Shire poem. I haven't read it before, although the one following popped up numerous times in the days after the attack. I hope that Paris keeps its essence despite all the terror. Your photos are a beautiful tribute to the city.

  23. A lovely tribute to Paris Jill ... I should do something like that too - I love Paris and am absolutely sickened re the latest massacre. Viva la France!

  24. Hi Jill. What a gorgeous tribute. You have captured Paris perfectly. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

  25. I started thinking about Beirut, which I heard about first, on Twitter. I still have not seen or heard a mention on national news here in the States. And now we can add Mali to this list. So sad, Jill. We're living in some crazy, incomprehensible times so thank you for your moving tribute to Paris and lament for a world gone mad. The poems are spot on.

  26. What beautiful photos and tribute to Paris, as well as thoughtful reflections about our world and humankind. With each new day comes light and hope, and despite all the tragedy and despair in the world, I want to be hopeful and believe that we will move toward greater and greater peace and tolerance. Thank you for the reminders, they will help us get there. And Thank you so much for your comments and thoughts and prayers for me and my family. Blessings to you and yours, Jill. xo

  27. My heart is still aching at such tragedy which happened in Paris, and those times which have haunted each of us before and will in the future, sadly. Your beautiful images of Paris are so beautiful and I am sure they reflect such a time of intrigue and visions of beauty, and fragrances still lodged near your heart's memory. May those who lost loved ones, find peace in some fashion and hopefully hold hope for the future. Blessings and hugs to you my friend. It has been a very busy, wonderful time here and I am finally catching up~


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