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Garden courtyard in Paris

View from our window

We thought it would be fun to share what we see from our different homes around the world. 


We got a garden just in time for spring! This lovely basement apartment is quite nicely appointed and just 20 minutes from the city center. Our very kind hosts, Guiseppe and Edi, live in the apartment above us.

Venice 2

Though we loved our first place in Venice, we had to move as it didn’t have dependable WIFI. While we weren’t thrilled about moving, we’re now in a beautiful flat in the Castello District, near Piazza San Marco.

venice 1

Our apartment in Venice was built in the 18th century and our front door opened up on to a very narrow walkway across from other apartments, equally as old. We were about a five-minute walk from the Grand Canal.


We were about five miles from downtown Milan, but right across from the train station so it was easily accessible. We loved it because we’re entranced by the idea of railroad travel. And it was surprisingly quiet.

View of train station from apartment window.
Cosmopolitan view of Geneva


We stayed in a more modern apartment in Geneva, with great access to tons of restaurants, shopping and, most importantly, the tram.


While we loved Lyon, we didn’t love our apartment. When we booked it, we didn’t realize the first floor was in a basement with a terrific view of this white van that never moved. It wasn’t until we were there a few days that we opened the curtains all the way open and saw the end of this cul de sac below the overpass. Yep, this place is very old.

White van outside a window with a rock wall in front of it

Exterior of an apartment building in paris


We had this idea after we left Paris, so didn’t grab a photo of our actual view from our apartment. This is from the courtyard and our apartment was on the 6th floor of this 100+ year old building.


  • Patty Melton
    February 22, 2023

    It is fun to live vicariously through you.
    Keep posting and enjoy your journey to the fullest.

  • Jacqueline Grant
    February 22, 2023

    What a clever idea to post your views. Looking forward to seeing your views in Florence.


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