A Fond Memory

Having had my memory jogged by Paris by Cellphone’s post today, I wanted to share a special memory from my travels.  On my first trip to Paris, Tour Saint Jacques was the first thing I remember seeing in the distance and saying to myself, “I want to find that”. (I hadn’t made it to the Eiffel Tower part of town yet)

Armed only with my Nikon and a Plan du Paris, I walked in the general direction of the tower.  Not knowing the name, I couldn’t locate it on a map, but that was just as well because Paris is best explored on foot.  When I think of all the things I would have missed out on had I had an agenda, well…I shudder to think!

Tour Saint Jacques, 2009
Tour Saint Jacques, 2009


    1. Nikki

      Wellllll…thank you very much! The only cellphone pics I have from my recent trip were of the huge “800 years” billboards (for lack of a better word) on the Notre Dame. I was visiting a friend in March and she (a native) had no idea. So I snapped a pic to show her – but it wasn’t exactly “pretty” 🙂


  1. Paris Paul P

    Thanks for the shout out and the lovely story!

    Even after 23 years in Paris, I had the exact same experience on Sunday, getting ‘lost’ in the Marais, looking for the Guimard synagogue.

    There’s beauty around every corner, to be sure.

    See you in the streets,

    Paris Paul


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