Wed 4 Dec 2013
There are so many places to try up in Montmartre. I wish my own neighborhood had more of these kind of choices. Soul Kitchen is on a little visited street in the area. It was fun and had good food and drinks.
This looks like something you would see in Austin, Tx.
Like the butterflies.
The only Christmas decorations so far.
I had a cup of cider with ginger. I have a feeling it must be good for you. The food that I saw looked very tasty.
A cute statement on the wall. I like the little drawings.
At a places down the street. They didn’t have those outside heaters so offered blankets which I’m sure reek of cigarette smoke as smokers can’t smoke inside. Sort of ruins it for non-smokers who would like to be outside. The last time I tried it, a man next to me lit up a cigar.
Sun 1 Dec 2013
Paris can be very gray and you can go weeks without seeing even a hint of blue sky so when the sun breaks through the clouds, it’s a big deal. I went out this last Saturday to check out a Christmas Bazaar. It turned out to be less than exciting and I left after about five minutes. Since it wasn’t horribly cold I set out to walk a bit when the sun made an appearance.
Here it comes!
I was on Pont Alexander III, the most beautiful bridge in Paris.
The lights are especially lovely all lined up.
I walked on down to Place de la Concorde where the ferris wheel is set up for Christmas.
Backing up and taking the photo from another angle, you can see the blue sky. Such a gift.
Fri 29 Nov 2013
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I made a trip to the Christmas Market on the Champs Elysees a few days ago and it isn’t even December. I think it would have been more enjoyable at night with the lights all on but it was nice to walk around and see if I could find any gifts. American Christmas music played overhead (I don’t even know if the French have it. They must) and it was a chilly day and, since there were many hot drinks available, including hot beer and orange juice, it was a good way to warm up a bit.
As expected, there were many Christmas figures around, some sort of cheesy. They even had a wild west sort of show with animated animals from America such as buffalo and mountain lions. I think they were to educate children.
There was all sorts of food like these sausages served with grilled onions on bread. I saw several places selling hot soup and even tartiflette, a very filling meal from Alsace made of cheese, potatoes and bacon.
Christmas decorations were for sale, of course.
Close-up of one.
The official French name for the market on the side of a glass of hot chocolate that I drank.
Always tempting when it’s cold.
A look at the stalls shaped like chalets.
I have no explanation for this.
The market runs down to Concorde where the ferris wheel is set up this time of year. I need to get back at night for a shot of it lit up at night.
Tue 26 Nov 2013
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I was up on Montmartre visiting a friend and, as usual, found lots to photograph.
I had lunch up there and had this really good carrot soup with cumin and coconut milk. It was really tasty.
I liked the exterior of this restaurant, all in red, and decided to see if I could get a photo of the interior but got this lady inside instead.
A little grocery store with its wares displayed outside on the sidewalk-very Parisian.
I was almost comatose with jet lag so, after lunch, I thought walking a bit would help and came up on this little man with his beret.
I passed the Montmartre cemetery and quickly dropped in. November 1st was All Saints Day and, as you can see, there were still some mums left which is a big custom in France.
Dalida was a big pop star in her day (she eventually committed suicide) who lived in Montmartre and her tomb has a life sized model of her. I saw it years ago and stopped in again for another photo.
Sun 24 Nov 2013
Maurice and I are back from our trip to the States suffering from jet lag. Here is a posting I prepared before we left.
I’m always surprised to see new Tea shops. This one has been around for a long time but I guess it is new to Paris.
Never heard of it.
This shop location was at Bercy. There’s another one in Palais Royal. I really liked the ambiance as you entered.
Each of these containers contained loose tea. Very stylish.
Pretty tea pots for sale.
These two were in the window. I never use pots myself, but brew tea in my mug. Less to clean up that way and I don’t like tea after it has set a while.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
A little more from inside Passage (or Galerie) Vivienne and outside.
They’ve kept the lovely old wooden doors and windows for the shops there.
One of these days I’m going to have a glass of wine and some munchies here.
Just out the exit from Passage Vivienne is Place des Victoires, beautiful in its own right.
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