For A While

We are in Paris for one week. Maurice wanted to come back to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. We arrived at the Montparnasse train station after a three hour trip and as we were headed towards the metro, a mouse ran over my foot. I screamed and jumped around, sure it was going to run up my leg although I don’t know why it would. Maurice was ahead of me and didn’t know any of this was going on. When I told him he said, “At least it wasn’t a rat!” I’ve seen mice before running along the walls in the metro quais and also on the tracks. Part of life. Anyway, we arrived back to gray skies and a little rain here and there. Our apartment seems dark and gloomy after our place at Chatelaillon and I can hear the neighbors little girl crying in the apartment above ours. We are heading back to the beach for a few more weeks before coming back to Paris for the rest of the autumn and winter.

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Near the Palais Royal is a wonderful short street lined with these beautifully sculpted designs.

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Another look a little further away.

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As you can see in this photo at Palais Royal, it was raining. At least it clears out the people.

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We met friends in Montmartre for dinner, the part of Paris full of steps.

3 thoughts to “For A While”

  1. I love the look of rain swept streets, especially at night with the glint of light on them.
    Lovely photos. Enjoy your stay in Paris and ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday♪ ♫ to Maurice’s daughter!

  2. I like the Palais Royal empty of people, so nice to be able to see the architecture. And all that space in the rain has a mysterious quality to it.

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