mardi 19 août 2014

Teeny elevator

This is the elevator to our apartment. Capacity 3 people. Not!!

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lundi 18 août 2014

Monday Lunch

OMG--we are having lunch 'neath the dome of the department store Au Printemps. Pinch us!!!

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Les Deux Magots

We are indulging in breakfast at at place Papa Hemingway hung out in with JP Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The bells of St Germain des Prés, the oldest church in Paris are ringing next door as we sip. Greetings from Paris!!

dimanche 17 août 2014

Dinner on rue Mouffetard

On rue Moufftard we found an authentic crêperie and enjoyed dinner with sweet cider. It was a fitting end to a wonderful Sunday

St Etienne du Mont

A shrine to the patron saint of Paris: Saint Geneviève

This beautiful church next to Le Panthéon has so many wonderful things to look at and hear--like the great organ was playing. Geneviève's tomb is enshrined in a lacy brass box. People slip in tiny written prayers wherever they can. Pope John Paul II was pictured here. Blaise Pascal is buried in this church as well. Look how tender this delicate sculpture is of Saint Anthony listening to baby Jesus.

Ancient Wall

This is part of the 800 year old enclosure that surrounded France. They leave it up because it is history! Kind of cool--don't you think?

Antique Flea Market (brocante) along the Seine

Suzie and I went to the antiquités brocante along the Seine near Pont Alexandre III. There were many dealers and we both found some small treasures to bring home. The event highlighted the last weekend of 'Paris Plage' where the city of Paris literally turns part of the banks of the Seine into a beach with sand and huge umbrellas. The French love to go to the beach!