We are now in Provence. Our house has been closed since November and sitting in the cold winter without any heating on. To say it was cold when we walked in doesn’t begin to describe it. We turned on the heater, kept our coats on for a couple of hours, started a fire and I even turned on a little electric floor heater that I have and kept it aimed at my feet all evening. I even took it to the bed to see if I could warm it up but it kept shutting down under the covers-probably a good thing. The weather isn’t too bad here right now-in the 50’s or so during the day but it is definitely nippy at night. I have lots to do, mostly housework and pulling weeds and haven’t been out with my camera as yet so I am posting some photos of an interesting part of Paris called Bercy.
We often go to movies here at a place called Cour St Emillion. It is mostly chains stores and places to eat. It used to be the major storage and shipping facility for wine in Paris being near the Seine. They tore down everything which is probably a shame and built a huge park and this area. It’s always really nicely decorated at Christmas.
Another shot from the outside probably following the line of the buildings that were once here.
They have left some of the old railroad tracks around that, while interesting to see, are murder on the ankles if you step wrong.
Nearby is the Bercy Entertainment complex. We’ve seen tennis here before and it is where performers like Madonna perform as it holds a lot of people. I think it is rather strange looking with grass growing up the sides. I’m told that they have to have some sort of special lawnmower to cut the grass, plus they have to water it. What were they thinking?
Some interesting metal sculpture in the park.
Large areas of water are in the park.
The park is split in two by a major road so there are two large bridges which span it and connect the two sides.
Sideroads of Europe