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Paris, someday soon.

August 12, 2018

In my mind, I have my day-trip to Paris all planned.  I’ll take an early train from London or Amsterdam, and spend the day seeing the sights on foot–the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine; and eat at a sidewalk cafe, and then catch the night train back.

I’d like to visit the Beat Hotel

And the Boulevard de la Madeleine

This book, Fall Irmgard, has strengthened my resolve to make the trip.  It is the only book I’ve ever won in a Goodreads giveaway, and lucky me, I won an exceptionally good one.  It is the first published novel by Rand Charles.Fall Irmgard2 a RSR

The story took place in occupied Paris in April 1941, a few months before the US entered WWII.  A young American woman named Addie Bridges, who had been working in Paris and loving it, was reluctantly trying to get back home while leaving France was still possible.  The German occupiers were getting in her way at every turn, while Parisians had all they could handle just trying to endure the Nazi occupation and keep their lives and livelihoods intact.  The book was a long, slow, captivating read.  The author enabled me to effortlessly visualize the scenes–the settings and the mannerisms of each character at every encounter.  Highly recommend for readers interested in that period in history.

Meanwhile over in the sewing corner, I’m trying to figure out what to make with this Paris-themed fabric:  Dress, skirt, curtains, or all three; … andIMG_20180720_071127065_LL b panel RSR

I’m savoring Paris-inspired music.

 

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7 Comments
  1. badfinger20 permalink

    Interesting history at that Hotel… the Moody Blues song transports you to Paris listening to it…

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    • The ‘Beat Hotel’ documentary really fascinates me. I wish I could have found a more concise trailer. The full documentary is available to stream from the usual services. The hotel seems like a small version of the Chelsea Hotel in NYC. I agree about the MB song!

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      • badfinger20 permalink

        So many historical places over there. America is quicker to tear down buildings for new….good luck on going!

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      • So true about their preserving the old. I wish we did more of it here. Thanks!

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  2. Lovely post – I love that fabric!

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  3. Fun!! I would love to visit France someday.

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