Friday, March 15, 2013

Judy's Contribution-Updated

Here's the contents of an email from Judy sent out to a few eventual visitors. It pretty much summarizes our place.

Well we have been in our apt for 2 days.  We are on the top floor and there is plenty of light (really important) on cloudy days.  The kitchen is well equipped and we have a freezer as well as a fridge, dishwasher, wash machine (all "euro-style", aka small).  The bathroom is small as are most french bathrooms.  The folding toilet is unusual to say the least.  Check out the photos below.  For those not familiar with french showers it's small and can be a hand held shower.  Our building is from the 1600's and the staircase is very worn so hold on to railings! It can be treacherous. It is 5 flights so pack lightly, if you can. If you have a heavy suitcase, we can offload some of the contents to our carry on bags to help lug it up the stairs.  Our neighborhood is one of the oldest in Paris therefore cobblestones and narrow uneven sidewalks are everywhere. This is not the part of Paris with the Champs Elysees wide boulevard. I have been wearing my low healed boots constantly.
We have no "door bell", just the keyless entry so make sure you call us when you pick up your luggage to let us know you are on your way. Maybe the driver can call us with an eta or when you are in the neighborhood. He won't be able to park for long outside our building as it is a one lane narrow street.

Ok are you ready for an adventure? We look forward to seeing you very much!!!!

An Engineering Marvel

Eh, Voila!

 Thanks to those who are following and making comments. 


  1. Tony,

    It seems that you and Judy have settled in and are enjoying the attributes of Paris. Carol is envious of your classes and and sketches. She is determined to continue on with her classes. You inspire her...
    John & Carol

    1. Hi John and Carol, yes, we are pretty settled now. Can't believe more than a week has passed already. Glad Carol is inspired to do more art work (not by me, but just in general). I get inspired all the time. We went to the Musee D'Orsay (Impressionist Museum) and I wished I had my sketch pad to do a little work. I've done a couple of small paintings, some outdoor sketching and some sketches from photos. Just need time to do more but there is so much else to do and see here.
      See you soon

  2. Tony & Judy,
    I've been following your blog since day 1 and enjoying every event, observation and photo. It brings back wonderful memories of my own time in Paris (my favorite city).
    If you are looking to indulge yourself in some out of this world french macarons, go to Laduree on Rue de Bonaparte. Their hot chocolate is fabulous too.
    Enjoy and keep blogging.
    Diane Duffey

    1. Hi Diane, glad you are enjoying the blog. I remember when you went to Paris.
      Thanks for the tip too. People are always looking for macaroons and hot chocolate is my favorite drink in the outdoor cafes.


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