Passionate Paris - First view of La Ville Lumiere, Sunday, May 17, 2009


First view of La Ville Lumiere, Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Three Words of Paris
In her best-selling memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love", Elizabeth Gilbert discovered single-word descriptions that characterize each of the cities on her 9-month sojourn. During a week in Paris, I found 3 words that best describe my single-city experience.

Light - Whether emanating from within a café at dusk, from within the hearts, homes, and shops of gracious Parisians, or illuminating monuments at night, this place earns its moniker, "la ville Lumiere".

Theater - In Paris, the street is stage, the cafés are front-row seats, and the show is always going on.

Grace - is defined as "seemingly effortless beauty of movement, form, or proportion". This allure is everywhere. And, yes, Mr. Hemingway, it does indeed stay with you.

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