Making the Best of a Rainy Day
We are in a very nice apartment building right next to the river which has been undergoing some exterior renovation. It’s sometimes loud as they work and the scaffolding is all around. Hopefully, they will be finished soon! It’s a lovely place, and we hear not a peep from anyone or anything at night which is almost unheard of in Paris. There have been so many nights over the years when I’ve been kept awake all night from street noise.
Though the rain fell in the morning hours yesterday, the afternoon was pleasant enough to be out and about. It never reached 60 degrees so quite cool.. Even a little sunshine in the late afternoon. Weather is always the trickster here.
We were able to get some photos to share and I will caption them for you.
We ended our day at our favorite haunt, Le Bouquet St. Paul, over chips and guacamole for dinner and a blue sky finally.
Today is a little laundry. Can’t wait to try out this washing machine. Always an experience.
Have a lovely day and keep your comments coming!
L & B
May 11, 2023 @ 8:44 am
Hope you bought Bernie’s wine to try!
May 11, 2023 @ 9:21 am
Yes, we did. Just so/so and something made him snore all night!
May 11, 2023 @ 9:59 am
Enjoying a rainy day in Paris is the definition of joie de vivre and you and Bernie embody that spirit well! Love the photos!
Monica & Marlyn
May 11, 2023 @ 11:19 am
The springtime orange was a surprise! I’m still seeing a lot of loose-fitting things in your pictures, but then that military jacket, hmm. I hope the washing machine worked out well! (I bet it’s the chips that make him snore: salt always does it for me.)
May 11, 2023 @ 12:41 pm
Maybe the chips last night with the guacamole. He’s done so well until last night and we’ve had that same dish before a few days ago. Yes, this year’s fashion is not impressing me. Lots and lots of African prints, it seems.
May 11, 2023 @ 11:24 am
What a lovely and interesting assortment of photos. They span people, architecture, food, art, history, weather and more. I very much enjoyed your selections today!
May 11, 2023 @ 12:39 pm
May 11, 2023 @ 11:44 am
Glad to know you tried the Verdier wine. Fun window shopping. Thanks for taking us along. Were those two monkeys chocolate sculptures?
May 11, 2023 @ 12:36 pm
No it’s the three monkeys…hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil. Not chocolate.
May 11, 2023 @ 12:16 pm
Never tire of clothes and food pics. Those raspberries are Driscolls like over here. Let us know how clothes washing goes.
May 11, 2023 @ 12:39 pm
Well, I’ve learned a lot today. For two loads, it’s taken 5 hours and then we have to go to the dryer about four blocks away in the rain. I pushed the wrong buttons but now I know! Yucky day again but glad to be here.
May 11, 2023 @ 12:38 pm
I meant to suggest yesterday that a great and fun thing to do on rainy days is to take photographs which include reflections. Some of those beautiful buildings, fountains, and monuments in Paris would work really well. Shoot the whole building with it reflected in a puddle of water. If the water is on cobblestones, the better. Just put the camera as close to the ground and the puddle as you can—smart phones work great for this since you can get the close to the ground. The puddle really doesn’t have to be very large for make a wonderful shot. really enjoying your trip as always. Love to you both.
May 11, 2023 @ 2:21 pm
Great idea if Bernie will hold the umbrella! I’m pretty funny I’m sure from a distance in my boot, in the rain holding a phone, and balancing an umbrella!
May 11, 2023 @ 12:49 pm
I didn’t know k-mart still existed anywhere. Hope the weather improves for y’all.
May 11, 2023 @ 2:19 pm
Neither did I. Maybe something totally different. Rain, rain, rain again today but we had laundry which takes most of the day. Did Avery see the post where I mentioned her and the mirrors?
May 11, 2023 @ 1:41 pm
Admire your positive attitude! Keep on keeping on. Love to Bernie.😘
May 11, 2023 @ 2:57 pm
Loving all the photos. Colors are so brilliant! Your postings are a breath of fresh air and take me out of my little corner.
May 11, 2023 @ 5:01 pm
Rainy day in Paris ! First thought was of Gene Kelly ‘Singing in the Rain”.
Enjoy and keep the photo’s coming.