You can spot her so many places..even with her head in the clouds
On the second day..
Slept in which we never do!
We ate croissants that Jacques bought fresh that morning..just below..great baguette..comme Montréal..we do have delicious bread here also..many French chefs..
Bonne Maman Cassis Jam..and a juice that is so rich and thick..the name escapes me I wish we had it here..actually felt like real juice.
On our way to get a metro ticket each for the day..and a pass for the week.
Remember we are French..we get to the ticket master..who says..Photo?
We had just been told you didn't need a photo for the week:)
So of course we say no..and I ask if we must go to a pharmacy to get the photo..as that is where my daughter went 10 years ago..he said..no the booth over there..get your picture you can't have a pass w/out it.
I looked like a fool in the booth..the machine did not seem to be working well and I could tell Jacques was finding my uncertainty at what steps to follow quite baffling..until he went in:)
And sure enough the machine was tired..because even the next person had problems..
Fiou..not just us.
So..long story short you get several very ugly photos and you need one.Well not everyone gets ugly photos..you know what I mean..passport type photos..no smiling etc..all my passport..driver's licences..assurance-maladie cards..look like..well..less than flattering.
I remember..Ellen having a show 100 yrs ago and she even mentioned this:)
We go back and..and he says :"Carte Bleue"..
We honestly had no idea what that meant ..here we say carte de crédit..anyway we asked if that's what he meant and he said yes..
so 4 individual tickets and 2 ,7 day passes..totally ap.50 euros..on our Carte Bleue...aka a Visa. US.
and off we go..
Jacques had picked Ile St-Louis and Ile de la Cité..
Very pretty areas..
The Seine is still sad and le temps is still grey..
We went to Notre Dame,Marché des Fleurs et des Oiseaux..Square Jean XXIII and roamed the streets..
Imagine.. all the years and work..and craftmanship.. that went into Notre Dame De Paris..Un chef d'oeuvre extraodinaire..comme maints chef-d'oeuvres de Paris.
I still remember at least 2 versions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.. and here..Jacques saw the Anthony Quinn version at the cinema in '56..I was 2..he was 15:).. and the musical Notre Dame De Paris w/ Garou..and here.. so many links!
At Notre Dame.. a wedding was happening....and the pigeons were part of the decor..
Visited Berthillon..Pylones..Cure Gourmande..and had a French Onion Soup at Les 2 Palais..because it was cold out..and a glass of white wine..
The color of Paris ..is old stone today..the sky..the seine..the buildings..
the little shops add color..dotting the streets.
I loved the area..
That's the line for Berthillon:)
So many lovely shops..
Let's not forget bouquinistes..
Even in the gloomiest of weather..this area had so much to see..you had to look up ..down..all around to make sure you could take in as much as you could..~
Could not help but think of the Alphabet Boys~
A familiar sight to and fro La Tour Eiffel..
not my bike;)
with another baguette and Marie- Anne Cantin cheese and some charcuterie..oh yes and a bottle of wine;)
To be continued..
I promise..eventually the landscape becomes brighter~