Tuesday, January 1, 2013

L'Aube de la Nouvelle Annee



Sunrise on the Seine


If you have never seen a winter sunrise in Paris (and believe me there are many Parisians who do not even know there is such a thing) you have missed views such as this.  


I was very fortunate to have three trips to Paris this year, visiting with old friends and new, riding Velibs with my daughter Holly, eating oysters, making new discoveries, having a party in our Paris apartment, and showing my husband the city I love in the perfect weather of late March.


May each of you be open to new discoveries in this new year!



29 comments:

Joe said...

Sounds like you had a terrific 2012 Genie. Wishing you more discoveries in 2013. J.

ALAIN said...

Tu triches un peu. C'est surement une aube de l'année dernière, mais c'est vrai qu'elle est assez jolie.

Kate said...

Three trips?! How lovely to be able to share this beautiful city with those you love plus sharing what you see through your creative lens! May 2013 be good to you! PS. Be sure to add this to the linky that Gerald England set up for us here: http://ackworthborn.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/cdpb-photo-of-year-2012.html

Rob Mandy said...

My favorite time of the day, anywhere. Bonne et heureuse nouvelle annee!

Gringo said...

Happy New Year Genie!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, wow, magnificent colours and lights!
Wishing you a bright 2013!
God bless you!
Cezar

This is Belgium said...

Bonne année, Genie
Hope to meet you in 2013 in either Paris, Bruxelles or Mobile, AL!
Let's see if we can make it happen!
anni

Debs said...

Happy new year! May this year bring even more trips to Paris for you.
xx

Eugenia Robinson said...

Three trips in a year. I used to be able to say that about myself and London, but those days are now over. I miss my "magical city", but I have all of my photos and wonderful memories. I love seeing your shots from Paris...only made a few trips there with the students and by myself. It is a magical place, too. Take care and here's hoping for many more trips for you and the family in 2013. Hugs, "the other genie"

brattcat said...

may 2013 bring you all things that delight you.

Vreni said...

Beautiful sunrise! I´ve never seen the sun rise in Paris, I´m more a sunset girl ;-) Three trips to Paris, you´re a lucky girl! How many trips do you have planned for 2013?

Alexa said...

I have had the pleasure, but it's been too long. I'd be bright green with envy over your three visits if you weren't so good at sharing! Looking forward to more of your beautiful images in 2013, ma chere.

Jack said...

Fantastic, Genie. Paris is not a place I associate with brilliant sunrises, but here you have found one!

You had a terrific year of Paris visits wrapped around your full life. I hope 2013 is as wonderful.

Harriet said...

I've not seen a sunrise while in Paris,so thanks for sharing...so very beautiful.

You do burn the candle at both ends when you're in Paris, don't you? And we're the lucky ones because you share your photos!

Harriet said...

I forgot to wish you a Happy New Year!

Daryl E said...

for me its Paris or Bust this year ..
Bonne année et bonne santé

Virginia said...

Well I join those sleepy Parisians! Maybe one day I'll see one.

Bonne année chère amie,
V

Janey and Co. said...

That's quite a list Genie! I may just print it...for my bucket list.

I would like to rent a flat for a month this year. Stay tuned! Janey

Janey and Co. said...

Ahhh I too forgot to say Happy New Year!

and thank you for all of the beautiful pictures! Janey

TheChieftess said...

Happy New Year Genie!!!

Starman said...

I've never seen a sunrise in Paris at any time of year.

Mary said...

Cheers to new discoveries and adventures! :) You had a fabulous 2012, and i hope your wishes come true in the New Year too, Genie. And as far as this pic of a gorgeous Parisian sunrise.. well.. i'm in love!

Randy said...

Three trips, lucky you. This photo is wonderful. Happy New Year.

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Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I love sunrises but the waking up early is the difficult part!
Have a great 2013 Genie!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh lucky you Genie, three trips to Paris..I really wish Perth wasn't so far away from Europe, apart from my dread of flying (23hr trip) it's so expensive also. So until I get there once more I still enjoy Paris vicariously through your eyes.

Michel Montbazet said...

Une des plus belles vues de Paris que je connaisse.

Louise said...

Such a beautiful picture. Three trips to Paris in a year! How fantastic. I'm looking forward to my third trip (ever) later this year.

SRQ said...

You are indeed fortunate. Beautiful pic -- well worth getting up early for it. Bonne annee!