Â There is an interesting church in the second arrondissement called St Eustache. It is near the location of les Halles where a huge outdoor market used to be, part of it coveredÂ nick-named the stomach of Paris. The traffic got to be horrible and there were flies and rats and everything else that goes with food and they decided to do away with it. Now there are markets in many places all over Paris but I still would like to have seen this one. They made the mistake of tearing down the buildings and put a huge underground mall in its place. Rue Montoguille is really worth a visit as is this huge church, St Eustache. It’s very dark inside but full of interesting things and they do great concerts there as well.
There is, of course, always at least one statue of Mary
Â Many angels everywhere
Â You don’t see many painted angels
Â This modern sculpture is always a shock as you are walking around looking at objects hundreds of years old. This was done to commerate the market that is no longer in the neighborhood.
Â They had a very modern creche this year. This little statue of the baby Jesus made me smile.