We went to the Marche Enfants Rouges the other day. It is one of the oldest covered markets in Paris and one of the most eclectic. Besides typical markets like a flower, fruit, fish and meat markets there are many ethnic food stands with lots of people lined up for a quick, tasty meal.
Judy bought a nice bouquet of roses and thistles which she put on display in the apartment. They look gre
When Henry and Gigi were here, we took a tour of the original Opera House of Paris, the Opera Garnier. Garnier was the architect of this glorious public opera house. Between this one and the new Opera Bastille, there is opera or ballet almost every day. Make sure if you take an after hours tour that there is no performance that night as most of the venue will be closed. Anyway, it is a beautiful setting.
I went for a walk to do some sketching and stopped to take a few pictures too. Here is a classic view of Notre Dame
Here is a young couple taking advantage of the great scenery for some pre-wedding photos. A little different than people taking photos on the boardwalk in Sandwich.
The book sellers are beginning to open up their stalls even if there are not too many customers. It is March 8th and still a bit cool. But when things change here they change quickly.
View of the Patheon beyond Ile St Louis
|Velib St Paul (bike rental station)|
Here are couple of photos I took last night after dinner.
|Interesting façade of a hotel on Rue de Vielle Temple|
St Gervais, behind Hotel De Ville
Today, Jacques and Claire came in for lunch. Claire had made endive, wrapped in ham with a béchamel sauce for us. It is one of Judy's favorites which we remember from the first time Claire's mother made it for us in Brussels 40+ years ago.