Oh, the Irony of our Blog Light Theme in Paris
Wasn’t it Karen Carpenter who sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down?” (If it wasn’t, I’m sure someone will correct me!) These rainy days are a challenge in regard to our light theme!
Yesterday was the first Sunday of the month in Paris which means that the museums are free and the Champs Élysées is all pedestrian. We had visions of sunshine as we planned to walk up the middle of the majestic avenue, snapping beautiful photos of the Arc de Triomphe. But first a quick lunch at the George V Café to see our friend Benjamin and then enjoy the afternoon. How quickly that plan deteriorated when the rain and winds came with a vengeance. We barely finished our meal, tucked tail, and ran for the Metro with the intent of finding some place inside to spend a Sunday afternoon.
We ended up at Le Louvre with the rest of the world since it was a free day. Managed a few photos as we looked through the beautiful bookstore and other shops at the entrance to the huge welcome center. We hit it just right for the line through security was half-way down the mall when we came back out. Paula and Tim, we still haven’t found that toilet paper store…where the heck is it? Anyway, a few photos but not many. Bear with us and hope for better weather.
Today was moving day for someone on our street.
And for those who were curious, here’s the new very bland, unexciting chair cushion. Surely, you didn’t expect a lot for 3.90 euros! They are unstained with cushy new foam.
We have a party to plan for Saturday night in celebration of Bernie’s birthday with friends and neighbors we’ve met through the years here in Paris. Look forward to good photos for sure.
Have a pleasant Monday,
L & B
November 4, 2019 @ 11:46 am
The Carpenters did sing about rainy days and Mondays. I’m sorry you are struggling with the weather. I hope you get a break later in the week.
Monica & Marlyn
November 4, 2019 @ 12:12 pm
Thanks for satisfying our curiosity about the cushions! Very attractive. You two obviously can have wonderful times come rain or come shine. (And you’re right: it was the Carpenters!)
November 4, 2019 @ 12:52 pm
The moving day picture interested me. I’m guessing some of those buildings don’t have elevators. For those with no elevators, do you know if rents correlate with flights of stairs that must be walked up? Thanks
November 4, 2019 @ 1:43 pm
To some extent. We stayed one year in a top-floor apartment with 82 steps one way. The rent was cheap and the place was tiny, but nice. Our building was built in the 16th century so no elevator!
November 4, 2019 @ 1:36 pm
Can’t believe you braved the Louvre on free day! Good for you. I had to nix that plan to stand in the middle of the Champs also.
A very undramatic flight home 🤗and about to enjoy a sunny drive to Huntsville. Will look forward to the party pics. Hope that wine is worth serving🥴
November 4, 2019 @ 1:41 pm
We didn’t actually go upstairs into the museum, just the shops down below which you can’t get to anymore w/o a ticket. I’m sure the wine will be fine.
November 4, 2019 @ 4:18 pm
Hi Linda, Have you two seen the Da Vinci exhibit? Cynthia
November 4, 2019 @ 7:19 pm
I have our tickets and will see on the 15th of November when all the birthday company is here.
November 4, 2019 @ 6:24 pm
We’re home and had a good flight. Sorry your Sunday was so rainy. We thought that might be the case as we headed to the airport. See you again in a few weeks after you have many more exciting tales to tell.
November 4, 2019 @ 7:20 pm
Glad you are safely home! Sunshine today!!!!