Flashback Friday – 'Honeymoon Shadows'

This week's flashback goes back nine years to our honeymoon.

We were married one weekend mid-term in the Winter, I had the Friday afternoon off school and had to go back to work on the Monday. We therefore didn't have time for a honeymoon after the wedding and had to wait until the Christmas holidays before a few days away. And where better for a short honeymoon than Paris, the city of love?

Pah! We had a rubbish time. It was absolutely freezing, the two hotels that we stayed in were supposed to be 3 or 4 stars, but it's a different system over there so actually they were 2 stars. One of them was so bad that the toilet was falling apart and when I put my hand on the bedroom wall, the paint flaked off onto my palm. I had food poisoning and we had to leave early.

However, we had fun exploring the sites of Paris and we were young and in love. I'm pretty sure our memory of it is worse than it actually way. One of the places we went to was La Grande Arche de La Défense, it was quite bizarre to see this square archway in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway, this was one of my arty, black and white shots; an obligatory theme of photos when in Paris. It reminds me that actually we had fun!

This post was put together as part of CafeBebe's carnival of flashbacks.

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  1. says

    Great shot, hubby took me to Paris as a surprise present for our first married Christmas, we had great fun and got a bit arty with the photos too!

  2. says

    Ooh, very arty farty! Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world but I only stay at one hotel there…I'm a snob! Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful (and comical) memory for Flashback Friday! ;)


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