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pics of new year's day 2013 run through central Paris

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

in 2011 one of my goals for 2012 was to take regular monthly pictures of my run, to watch the seasons pass. but i never had a phone or camera til October, then i had to learn to use the hand-me-down iPhone. and so for today's run, i started figuring it out. here are a few (a lot of) pictures. Because today is a holiday, the Pompidou expressway that runs along the Seine on the Right Bank was closed for traffic (as it generally is on Sundays). Because of this (and because i needed to pass the post office to mail some checks and check if a couple of stores were open), i adapted my route somewhat. let's start with a picture of the route:

once i got to the highway, i headed west just to pont neuf and then back east to Sully Morland. here is what it looked like:

then i crossed the Sully Morland bridge to run heading west, with a view of the splendid apse of Notre Dame, unblocked by foliage in the winter. this view is probably a large part of why I run.

and then on around towards City Hall

so now, when my status says lovely, or beautiful light, or Notre Dame ... you will know what I mean.
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    Beautiful - I can't believe I missed this when you first posted it!
    Your approach to Notre Dame by the Seine was the same as my very first sight of it on my first visit in 2008.
    I will miss staying in the 5th - but it will be lovely to have a longer stay in 2014 and maybe even run!
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    2085 days ago
  • MARJ46
    Ah, you are living my dream--to live and run in Paris. Like many others, one visit to Paris and it began my a lifelong love affair with the city. I am going back for the 4th time this fall. We rent an apartment and stay 3 weeks, which is not nearly long enough : ) I have found that it is always painful to leave no matter how long we stay. I need to trim down as there is always lots of walking that I actually look forward to and then the wonderful baguettes, cheeses, and wine.

    I use to be a runner too, but never got a chance to run in Paris. I can only imagine what a high that must be. Unfortunately, I think running is in my past due to a touchy back and a foot issue.

    I am new to Spark People and working on loosing 30 lbs before I head back to Paris. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.
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    Comment edited on: 3/25/2013 9:14:31 AM
    Wow!! Such stately buildings and gorgeous sky! You do just great with those runs!!! Thanks for sharing!! Looking forward to your future photo blogs! emoticon emoticon
    2232 days ago
    I followed BIGMAMAT over here... happily! Those pictures are FABULOUS!

    I cannot say that enough!
    2233 days ago
    Wow!! What a lovely place!! Thanks for sharing your pics with us. emoticon
    2233 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Oh my stars, how gorgeous! THANK YOU for posting these photographs. Run on, runner emoticon
    2236 days ago
    bonsoir !!
    i was happy to see, that u live in Paris like I do !!
    i would like to meet u over a cafe one day . i am off to usa for a 2 week buss trip
    but would love to see u maybe in feb ??

    also i would like to try and start jogging, but i have a torn ligiment in my knee ?? bad fall at a wedding - tile floors !!

    let me know !
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    2236 days ago
    Oh my! That is beautiful! Amazing!

    I live in a city that was founded in 1859. Even old buildings around here are seldom older than 100 years. Ground breaking for the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was 850 years ago! The construction took 183 years!

    Amazing! Thanks for the great photos.

    I have never even seen an intact structure half as old! (I have seen old indian ruins in the US South West that are 1,500 year old - but that is way different)

    What a great run! I am happy for you.

    Thanks, Bruce

    2238 days ago
    What a beautiful sky and light indeed! It was a perfect time for pictures. It was lovely to see the ice ring outside the hôtel de ville, I missed it this year!
    2239 days ago
    Beautiful! Makes me want to go back immediately. And run when I'm there this time. Happy New Year!
    2242 days ago
    You make me homesick! Yes, I still think of it as home. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
    2242 days ago
    I always find it easier when I run in a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing your photos!
    2242 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    To say this is beautiful would be an understatement! Thanks for sharing your pics- looking forward to lots more! I haven't made it to Paris YET, but have been to London and Ireland. Always think how lovely it would be to walk/run in those areas. I love my home and neighborhood, and there are countless beautiful places here in the States, but I always say there is nothing more beautiful than Europe!

    Based on all the comments above, I would suggest we all plan a trip over to see you!! emoticon
    2242 days ago
    one of these days...:-)
    2242 days ago
    Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing. Paris is beautiful, there's no doubt about it. It's just getting there that's the pain. Time, money and hassle involved.

    Or sheer laziness... Hmmm...

    Hugs and hope to see you soon
    2242 days ago
    Thanks so much for posting such beautiful pictures! I need to get over there some day!
    2242 days ago
    Lovely! I know parts of that route - but the art work surprised me! Very beautiful! Like a special event each run!
    2242 days ago
    I want to come visit and run with you! Wish I could actually do that.
    2243 days ago
    Welcome to the 21st century! Now that you have a phone, I look forward to more photos. How wonderful to start the new year with a run -- and exactly where we walked together. Very best wishes for a wonderful year for you and your family.
    2243 days ago
    You do live in a beautiful city.
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  • ANDY_54
    Love these photos! What a great place to run. Thanks for posting!
    2243 days ago
    2243 days ago
    That is an amazing way to start a day... And a year!

    2243 days ago
    What a fantastic run! Too exciting!
    2243 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Wow! I'm so jealous! Thanks for sharing.
    2243 days ago
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