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Sunday, August 23, 2015  


Louis XIII on a horse. Smokey sky above salmon and ochre bricks.

We circumambulate the Place des Vosges, find a wooden bench to pause

and drink it in: a cloud of swallows wheels above summer-lush lindens,

fountain plash, a bee above our heads, a feather falling between us.


Yesterday, one of those days when nothing goes right.

Today: sweet talk and galettes at Crêperie Suzette, and now this perfect moment.

Walking home, we see the dark falling above the carrousel and zinc roofs 

at St. Paul. At 9 pm? Already? Fall is on its way.





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Reader Comments (4)

Maybe I will paint a watercolor of your moment in the Place Des Vosges! I love the image of the wheeling swallows! Wish I was still there. My trip was way too short. Love, April

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 20:28 | Unregistered CommenterApril Drew Foster


Please send us a photo of your watercolor. We're framing the one you gave us this week. Richard loves it, too. Any trip to Paris is too short, isn't it? It was wonderful to see you here.


Kaaren (& Richard)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 15:55 | Registered CommenterKaaren Kitchell & Richard Beban

Are you the Richard Beban who wrote an article in 1970 for the June edition of Scanlan's Magazine which also featured "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" by Hunter S Thompson and illustrated by Ralph Steadman?

If so I would love to talk to you about that time.

Kind regards,

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:40 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Williams

Really nice site- well written with great photos (love those crazy cats).
All the best,
Chris Spence Paris Walks

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 15:22 | Unregistered Commenterchris spence

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