Summer is here! And the school year is quickly becoming a distant memory.
It has been quick a year. I started a new job teach video game and web design to middle schoolers! Quite an adventure it has been. I will be doing it again this coming school year.
What better way to celebrate the end of a successful school year than a trip to Paris!!
Well the last day of school I left for Paris to meet the Chef, who had already been there for a week.
The chef met me at the airport in Paris and we took the train to the hotel (much more reasonable than a taxi). When we emerged from the train station in Paris chef lead me down a cobblestone pedestrian market street and the first thing I noticed was...chalkboards!! Everywhere!!
I snapped some pictures thinking I would only see a few. But the more we walked along the more I began to realize... Chalkboards are very Paris! Very French!
During my week long (which was not long enough) stay I continued to snap pictures of chalkboards. I didn't take pictures of all of them, that would be thousands! Just every now and than I would take a picture of a chalkboard.
Chalkboards were displayed with frame, without frame, painted directly on buildings, hanging on trees, at farmers markets, as garden markers...
I imagine if they banished all of the chalkboards from Paris it would definitely lose some of its charm.
If you want to add a little bit of Paris to your home (and who wouldn't want to) you can purchase a chalkboard board from Chalk it up!
Here is little slideshow that I put together of Paris chalkboards that I encountered:
I hope to be posting more pictures of my Paris trip soon! It was so amazing! I plan on returning one day...
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