Strolling in Paris

Bonjour,

Sometimes I write my blog the morning after when you are sleeping and that’s the case today.  We had a perfect weather day on Tuesday and enjoyed starting it at lunch with Bernie’s son.  We promised you some pics so here they are!

Bernie's son James in the hat, Stephen, his partner, and their two friends from Nashville.

Bernie’s son James in the hat, Stephen, his partner, and their two friends from Nashville.  I don’t know who that other guy is!

They are off to Montmartre on their own to discover and enjoy!

They are off to Montmartre on their own to discover and enjoy!

imageStrolling in Paris is a favorite pastime.  Monday evening we walked for an hour through an area near us called L’Arsenal, Port du Paris which is the start of Canal St. Martin at the Bastille.  Large yachts, a park, a lock and even some trees just now flowering in a grand array of pollen (!) are captured here in pictures.image image image imageimage image

We spent much of Tuesday on the Left Bank, walking for about three hours.  The pictures and captions tell the story.

The park around Notre Dame with a new statue of Pope John Paul.  This is also the park featured in the movie "Julia/Julie."

The park around Notre Dame with a new statue of Pope John Paul. This is also the park featured in the movie “Julia/Julie.”

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Translation: No to war.  It is never the answer. It is the end of humanity.

Translation: No to war. It is never the answer. It is the end of humanity.

Street fair along Boulevard Saint-Germain

Street fair along Boulevard Saint-Germain

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We're closer to home than we thought!

We’re closer to home than we thought!

The delightful tiny passage at the back of Le Procope called Cour du Commerce Saint-Andre  .  Famous patrons were Voltaire, Robespierre, and Benjamin Franklin

This delightful tiny passage is at the back of Le Procope called Cour du Commerce Saint-Andre. Famous patrons of the restaurant were Voltaire, Robespierre, and Benjamin Franklin

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The front of Le Procope.  Barbara and Lee Cook and Jeanie Thompson, we've had lunch there!

The front of Le Procope. Barbara and Lee Cook and Jeanie Thompson, we’ve had lunch here!

When is that darn train coming to take us back to the islands?

When is that darn train coming to take us back to the islands?

Beautiful shot of the 125-year old subway

Beautiful shot of the 125-year old subway

Always spectacular Notre Dame in the late afternoon sun

Always spectacular Notre Dame in the late afternoon sun

A sneak peek of a mime getting dressed!

A sneak peek of a mime getting dressed!

Our day ended with dinner at Les Fous de L’Iles with the Bilbros.  The dog is a frequent patron!   Au revoir and have a great day.image

Only in Paris

Only in Paris