It is unfathomably warm and dry here..the skies are true blue..the grass ..true brown..the peonies have disappeared into the heat..the roses eaten by the chafers..
we cannot water..albeit by hand..pots and baskets..
it seems that it's feast or famine au Québec..
but sunshine..is what I would pick over grey..any day.
I do love the sound of the rain and all the benefits for the earth and the environment..but IF you had to pick...
and sunshine..finally showed it's pretty face on day 4..~Of Paris~
I think you may see a spring in our step at last~
Wall of Love
A wall of I Love Yous..as you arrive at Des Abbesses station~♥
Beautiful little park..birds chirping..children playing in a nearby schoolyard:)
I read a book.. re Rue Des Martyrs..the Only Street In Paris.. and I quite liked learning about the area..
Cute signs abound~
We took the funiculaire..and I recommend it..your metro pass covers this.~
Sacré-Coeur~ see that statue bottom left?
The views from Sacré~ Coeur are phenomenal.
Day 4 saw us getting up to a bit of fog and sunshine..what a welcoming warmth the sun is..
We left early..direction Montmartre.
Our daughter stayed there on her honeymoon and she described it very accurately saying..I know you'll like Montmartre mom:)
She was right..
It's packed with charm..some very visible..and some discovered walking the pretty streets..
I am so glad we got there early..when we left..it was packed with people and vendors had set up around Sacré-Coeur..I am glad I saw it devoid of that :)
It is easy to spend a day there..walking up and down..up and down..
looking up and down..right and left:)
Let's see ..what would I have loved there? The sun? Seeing the artists at work? The pretty pretty homes?
I love this song and you may enjoy hearing it also~
The famous Maison Rose~
The above..so pretty to me~
Audrey Tautou's place~
Stop for lunch..moules et frites?
And meet a cute cute couple ..from Washington DC..on their honeymoon..
Married in Paris the day before..wedding planner from Paris.. just for the 2 of them~
There she is again..
Notice the soccer balls?
Lunch in Paris? Pinic in Provence?
Elizabeth Bard's Scaramouche~
And then onto..home again:)
To be continued...
Reading Cara Black's book on my sidebar..so far Aimée..is using a turquoise scooter..but usually a pink one is used..
I think Aimée was where we were staying;)
School's out for summer~
I will mention this on my last post of Paris..but just in case some of you are itching to go to Montmartre soon..
You may want to look at a post Martine~Alison posted in 2015..I was not even thinking of Paris then..
now I wish I had seen more than her art:)
Martine ~Alison is an artist..and it just so happens that apart from her home..she owns an apartment in Montmartre that has just been renovated to a T..
These are views she posted from that apartment..
I can tell you that I really enjoyed Montmartre..
that I have seen photos of her apartment..and a link to her rental..and I think ..you could contact her..should:)
I think I would have..
I think you can still use Caryliss..which was great for us..