Monday, February 21, 2011

MY BELOVED AND BEAUTIFUL PARIS WHERE PART OF MY HEART REMAINS EACH TIME I SAY 'AU REVOIR'

Eiffel Tower In The Rain
ON THE ST. IN ST. GERMAIN des PRES
As a child I remember reading some book(s) about Paris.  The seed was planted.....I studied French for a short while at college.  I had some romantic idea that  perhaps I had been a Parisian in another life .  I made plans to go study at the Sorbonne, however, like many young Women of my generation, I married instead....so very young.  I lived in Los Angeles as a young married Mother and whenever I would hear the language of my fantasies I would talk to the people attempting to "keep up my French ".  Fast forward.... I studied ART, entered another stage of life and became a "serious" painter and then teacher. (A single Mother in San Diego does not support her children and herself painting)!  Finally in 1986 my dream of going to live in Paris became a reality.  I was "an American living in Paris" but I felt like a VRAI PARISIENNE, ( true Parisian). I lived there for two years, learned to speak fluent French and felt very much 'at home'.  I have since returned at least once if not twice a year.  So, now I am a part-time Parisian.  I hope that you will enjoy just a small sampling of my photos. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU LIKE MY BLOG & PHOTOS! More may be seen on my WEB SITE: rivianbutikoferphotography.com
View to the Right Bank
Young Woman on Metro

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

Carolyn Marsden said...

Beautiful photos!