This could be called This and That but I was trying for a change. I was in the Left Bank area on this day which started out with sun but ended with rain.
There is a red door on a little street on the Left Bank that has a special interior. A friend and I were sitting across the street a few years ago and saw a tour group enter and leave. When we asked the waiter about what was inside he gave us the code to get in. I’ve shown photos before of the circular courtyard and how I wonder how the rooms are shaped that face the courtyard. My friend and I decided to enter as we passed and this time, a man was also entering and he let us into the courtyard which is usually blocked by a gate. We were there in the right place at the right time.
There is a pharmacy on the Left Bank, Rue du Four to be exact (#26) which is said to have the best prices in town-not in medications but in items that mostly women like such as skin care products, shampoo, that sort of thing.
Here’s the nondescript exterior. See all of those people? It was just packed, and always is, and it’s so hot inside with tons of people, narrow aisles, employees stocking shelves, it’s crazy. They do seem to have good prices so if I am nearby I will go in. I went in specifically for vitamins this time.
How moving is often done in Paris if you don’t live on the ground floor-or some guys carry things up and down stairs.
Always happy to catch a sight of Saint Sulpice in the sun.
The Repetto store had an interesting window this time with the shoes actually worn by ballerinas. This pair were really worn and sort of sweaty. Plus, she put turkey filets in her shoes for foot pain??? Is this a dancer thing? I have no idea.
Love to walk around the Left Bank area of Paris. It is endlessly fascinating.
This is a posting I wrote before we left for our beach place in Chatelaillon. We totally missed the flooding in Paris although we did have to rearrange our train scedule due to the strikes. Keep Paris in your thoughts. Beauty is there along with some hard times.
A few more things I saw while exploring the Left Bank.