Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I Went to France Y'all

No, I did not get a custom dress fitting by Lady St. Petswah JiuJiu - but I did explore a little town, Aix en Provence.
It was magical.

I don't know why, but I had low expectations for France.
This day exceeded them, exponentially.
It was by far one of my favorites, even though we were only there for a few very short hours.

I think you'll see why.

We were on a short half day tour of Aix, I ditched it 10 minutes in, in favor of exploring on my own.
So totally worth it.


Also, I took a lot of pictures of food.
But, when in France...





I have a weakness for open air markets.
They make me so happy.
They make my camera so happy.
I think it should be noted that all of these pictures are straight out of my camera.







That chocolate eclair was the best pastry I have ever had.
I had French macarons in France.
I sat by that fountain and people watched for a half hour in the sunshine.
It was a really, really good day.

17 comments:

  1. dang. I wanna go. mainly for the food : )

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  2. I, too, have a love of open air markets. And, pastries. ;)

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  3. this looks dreamy, absolutely dreamy! I think you got lucky by going to this little town, Paris was not my favorite.

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  4. Those little macaroons look amazing.

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  5. So your expectations were far exceeded. Does that mean you'll go back? I think I'd go just for the food. How were the macaroons? I had one for the first time this past summer and I have to say I didn't love them. Are they better in France? I bet everything's better in France.

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  6. your photos are cheerful. i love to people watch. i'm so curious about each one's story, amazed that God personally knows and loves each one.

    i remember the best eclair i ever ate. it was fall of 1997, i was prego with noah. it wasn't france, it was modesto. still it was an unforgettable eclair.

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  7. There is nothing better than time spent in an open air market in France.
    Nothing.
    What absolutely beautiful pictures, Kim!

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  8. I will dream about this place and those foods in my sleep tonight

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  9. Aix. MY FAVORITE. Remind me to show you my pics tonight. Kayla will. Before you walk in the door.

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  10. Fine. Maybe I don't hate the French.
    If they feed me.
    And aren't all aloof.
    Mostly the feeding.

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  11. kim. cuppakimfancyfrancephotos.etsy.com needs to happen.
    like, yesterday. i want these beautiful captures as prints. postcards, and maybe on a mug...
    i am prepared to do heavy marketing for you.
    my fees are way reasonable.

    or. just take me with you next time.

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  12. I'm very glad you prefaced this by explaining that you didn't get a custom gown from Lady Petswah Jiu Jiu, because that's all I could think about when I saw the title of this post.


    Jealously prevents me from commenting on anything else in this post.

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  13. FRANCE Y'ALL!!
    freaking awesome.
    your pictures are amazing. and i am thoroughly jealous.
    i hope you ate one of those pretzels. mmmmmmmmmm

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  14. those dang macaroons look so stinkin pretty. but i'd rather have one of those eclairs! lets go and get one sometime, ok?

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