Archive for May, 2012

Paris: 12

Today was the Toronto Marathon and also D’s birthday.
We all went to the bar afterward and ate cupcakes to celebrate.

This photo is of some delicious-looking marzipan pigs from a patisserie in Montmartre.

I love my friends. This was a fantastic weekend. The Summer is going to be grand!

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Paris: 11

It’s such a beautiful day in Toronto today. I hope you are all out enjoying the weekend, wherever you are.

Seen on the walk to Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, Sablé-sur-Sarthe

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Paris: 10

Halfway through my trip, I started feeling like I was coming down with a cold. On the Wednesday, I ended up buying throat lozenges. During my return – somewhere between Paris and Toronto – I fell even more sick with flu-like symptoms that had me completely sidelined from life for two weeks. Eventually I ended up needing to see a doctor as my fever had lasted longer than 5 days.

Since Wednesday of this week, I’ve been really coming around. I’m amazed and humbled by the body’s ability to bounce back and how energised I feel in comparison to the mire I was in just days before.

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Paris: 9

Spring is such a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it month. The leaves on the trees in my neighbourhood right now are all unfurling out of their buds in fuzzy puffs. I love this time of year!

Summer doesn’t boast half the amount of flowers Spring does.

A small garden off Champs-Élysées.

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Paris: 8

Today I’m remembering Danny Kassap on the one year anniversary of his death.

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Paris: 7

Rue Sainte-Anne was the quarter of male gay prostitution in the 1950s to the 1980s and was the center of gay life in Paris at that time.

Now it is the heart of Japantown and is home to many Japanese restaurants.

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