Six word Saturday


Paris images that made me smile!

One of the delightful statues on Pont Alexandre III

One of the delightful statues on Pont Alexandre III

Doorknobs to die for!

Doorknobs to die for!

A shop window in Galerie Vivienne

A leaning Eiffel Tower or two in Galerie Vivienne

Rodin's wonderful sculpture garden

Rodin’s wonderful sculpture garden

Soupe a l'oignon

Soupe a l’oignon- to keep my strength up!

The clock at Musee d'Orsay

The clock at Musee d’Orsay

More door knobs!

More delicious door knobs!

More wedding album shots, while the world looks on

Wedding album shots, while the world looks on

Worshipping at the Louvre

Worshipping at the Louvre

The sparkling Seine by night

The sparkling Seine by night

A concert at Saint Chapelle

In concert at Saint Chapelle

A parting shot at Charles de Gaulle airport

My parting shot, at Charles de Gaulle airport

Sigh!  It’s wonderful to look back on.  I hope you enjoyed it too.  It’s a long Bank Holiday weekend here in England, so plenty to see and do.  I’ll still be walking on Monday so I’ll see you then.  Have fun, whatever you do, even if that’s nothing at all!

Cate at Show My Face would love you to play Six word Saturday, if you can find the time.



  1. Better late than never, Jo! I’m so far behind; that holiday and the extra days of work have made life really busy for me. I love your Paris images. Those bowls of “delicious door knobs” are wonderful, as are your images of the Louvre, the Seine, and the wedding album. Oh and that onion soup looks really delicious. I’m sure you had a wonderful time in Paris. I hope it was a romantic anniversary. 🙂

  2. Gorgeous photos…you really know how to capture the essence of a place and Paris is all the better for you having shared it with us. Just lovely this post Jo 🙂

    1. Hi Sherri! Thank you so much for finding me on here. I wish I had a system but I mostly just respond to comments and then think who I haven’t seen in the week. I’ve been thinking of pursuing you for a day or so but you beat me to it 🙂 Only got 10 mins before I dash off to Dads to do some cleaning.

      1. No worries – I only just put my post up yesterday, only third since returning from France. I’ve been very slow getting back into the swing of blogging but then I have been trying to write more on my book too so I suppose I have some excuse. I took a few hits recently for one reason or another and was quite low, but think I’m climbing back out of the hole at last…as one does. Catch up with you soon…I always know where to find you Jo 🙂

    1. Oh, don’t, Ad! I would have loved to 😦 Somebody who shall be nameless (and who carries the money) turned a blind eye when I waffled on about them. Now, what kind of anniversary behaviour is that? 🙂

  3. Stunning captures of such beautiful moments Jo! I do love those doorknobs as well and those crocheted Eiffel tower is just adorable! That soup looks sooo tasty! Wish you could email me some. 😀

    The Louvre is my favourite. Thanks for sharing these beauties. 😀 ♥ Hugs ♥

    1. Cold enough for soup here today but I still managed to get down to the Moors for a while this afternoon, Sonel. 🙂
      Ah, Paris! The memories live on 🙂 Hugs, darlin’. You back to ‘yourself’ again or still under the weather?

      1. Same here Jo, but in the mornings only. Guess I will have to come and join you then. LOL!

        Good memories do that. 😀
        ♥ Hugs ♥ to you too hon.

        As for your question … I don’t know what to say but I am not going to complain. Things could be much worse. Thanks for asking and for caring. Love you for that. 😀 ❤

  4. WoW! Bridges are indeed your forte 🙂 That onion soup should be called cheese soup. I love cheese, but this stuff was too much for me :D. I remember Pont Alexendre which I love, and this knobs reminded me of my naughty video “Knobs and Knockers” that I “brought” from Paris :D. Marvelous, marvelous post!!!

      1. A busy and tiresome one, but I was at peace 🙂 I spent 5 hours taking pics at home tonight, and we put new shelves in the dining area – so a very useful weekend 🙂

    1. Thank you, Letizia 🙂 What a lovely surprise to find you on here! I rarely make it to my Reader and only occasionally to Facebook (where I usually saw your posts). Hope all’s well with you? 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to match my header to the post but it doesn’t work too well when you move on to the next post. I wish there was a way to anchor them together but that always involves a paid upgrade or whatever. 😦

      1. Yes I was helping my Mom in law with a garage sale, now headed to a wedding. 🙂 Maybe you could crochet me a toque like the Eiffel Tower as it feels like winter is around the corner here. 🙂

  5. I always enjoy what you make of Six-word Saturday, and I particularly like your Paris miscellanea. The standouts for me are that gleaming statue and the wedding photo with its reflections. The whole assemblage gives a great sense of many delights. Are there more to come?

    1. Thanks, Meg 🙂 I suspect there might be.
      Monday’s walk for sure, and I have to cover Versailles, don’t I? And no doubt more miscellanea 🙂
      I leave for the Algarve on 1st September so I’ll have to fit it in before then.

      1. I’m a bit itchy to head off again myself. At home I have to entertain myself – and keep house and garden under control. I’m just signed up for an online Polish course with voice recognition. That should keep me out of mischief! Whether it will make me fluent in Polish is another matter.

  6. Great shots Jo. The lines and light in the wedding album shot are very enticing. I’m looking for some doorknobs so I’ll have to seek those out on my next trip. Glad you had such a wonderful and memorable time.

      1. I have never made it to Giverny even though I lived in Paris for 8 months during university. Would love to visit. Can’t wait to see your photos on that! 🙂

    1. If I could have rented a little room and moved in, I would, Suze! (d’Orsay) I loved it 🙂
      Thank you! I wasn’t sure whether Mick would enjoy the city but it was a great relief to find that he did (apart from having exceedingly sore feet 🙂 )
      Any plans for the Bank Hol? We’ve got rain, which is a huge shame for all the local shows, but I’ve plenty to do on here. 🙂 Hugs, darlin’.

  7. Lovely photos! They brought back memories of a long weekend in Paris with my son when we were based in England. (Easy access to Europe is one of the things I miss most about living in the UK.) I hope your French is better than mine! Language difficulties added a great deal to my Paris experience!

    1. After struggling with Portuguese and Polish I was happy to find that my French came back to me fairly easily 🙂 But everyone was very pleasant and helpful- more than I would have expected as they don’t have that reputation. Speak as you find! 🙂

  8. 🙂 Thank you for posting these, Jo. I love Paris, your pictures bring many memories.
    I was going to tell you my favorites but there are so many that I’ve seen personally and am liking your picture. Probably “Rodin’s wonderful sculpture garden” is my favorite. I get lost for half days at a time there.

    Second, I have decided is the Musee d’Orsay with the clock. It is hard to think that this wonderful museum was once magnificent train station until one looks up or around. The clock has always been my favorite there but the art is wonderful.

    I don’t have a 6WS post this morning. Thank you again for being faithful there. 🙂

    1. Hi Jim 🙂 Nice to keep in touch, darlin. I’ll pop over and see what mischief you’ve been up to a bit later. We have a damp Bank Holiday up here so I should have some time free 🙂

  9. Oh, Jo, these are some of your best photos ever! I love the statue and the doorknobs – please tell me you brought some home with you? I can just see them on an old painted chest of drawers. And that wedding photo – oh wow! Perfectly framed. I feel the urge to go to Paris!
    Jude xx

    1. On the way to Sydney, perhaps? 🙂 (joking- but only just)
      Thanks a lot, Jude. I do like these shots, though I shouldn’t say it.
      My ever-loving was very skilled at turning a blind eye whenever I hovered in the Gallery, Jude 😦 They weren’t expensive and I really loved them. I loved the ‘passages’! Wonderfully quirky shops. I would have hunted them all down but we ran out of time. I found quite a few though. 🙂

      1. Oh no! I just read this! Why didn’t you just go in and buy them? I used to do this all the time then regret it later. Now if I see something I love I buy it. I am too old to have regrets.

      2. I never have money on me, Jude 😦 Mick carries it all. I’m too irresponsible 🙂
        They wouldn’t really go with anything we have here, but maybe in the Algarve. I’m going to Nottingham soon. I think I might have seen a shop selling something similar in that neck of the woods. If there is one, Lisa will know 🙂

  10. I enjoyed your lovely pictures: how did you manage to avoid the hordes which were assuredly all around you? Or was Paris on holiday? Was Galerie Vivienne in rue Vivienne, near the Palais Royale? My blog header is from a photo taken there! Please may I borrow that pic of crochet Eiffel Towers for Sally?

    1. Of course you may! Aren’t they brilliant? I spent quite a bit of time hunting down the ‘passages’ and we were in the right neighbourhood for them. I loved the quirkiness of the shops though I’m absolutely not a shopper. Yes- you’re in the right place.
      I’m quite patient at waiting for people to move out of shot 🙂
      Company gone? Have a nice weekend, Viv 🙂

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