Sharing Saturday with a Dear Friend at Le Petit Palais
Happy Sunday to all,
What a difference weather makes for all of us! It was a glorious day yesterday in Paris with temps pushing 70. No rain, very little wind, a great day for walking and spending hours at street-side cafés.
Our Metro Line 1 has been closed so we have to maneuver a new route, and our very first photo of the day was a jewel. Nothing but smiles.
We were expecting a phone call from friends of Bernie’s son who were due to arrive yesterday morning. They had requested a brief meeting with us to discuss their itinerary. We planned around that, but it never happened. We planted ourselves at a café for brunch that was near their apartment. They are the ones with the 4-year old! Possibly we overspoke when we expressed a hesitancy about taking the youngster to the Louvre in a stroller! Anyway, we sat right across from the entrance to the Tuileries.
It was such fine weather that we decided to walk to Le Petit Palais for a rendezvous with Hannah Swartz at 1pm to see the Sarah Bernhardt exhibit which is high on the list of things to do currently in Paris. It was very well done, and I encourage you to read the commentary that I’ve posted. I knew a little about her but learned so much that was new. For example, she had a leg amputated and continued onward with fortitude in her career.
First, a few photos from our promenade on Les Champs and then the exhibit.
The rest of our day was spent walking (11,000 steps!), imbibing at sidewalk cafés, riding a very crowded bus, striking out on getting into the SO rooftop bar, and finally finishing with a delicious dinner at Café Francais at La Bastille. We will have a “goodbye til next year” dinner tonight at Le Grand Colbert. Hannah will be returning to the States for a while; before her return to Paris, we will be back in the USA. Bon Voyage.
One of the joys of Paris is linking up with new friends!
Enjoy your Sunday!
L & B
May 21, 2023 @ 8:16 am
That is a lot of walking! How is you foot holding up? What a talented person Sarah Bernhardt was! Amazing!
May 21, 2023 @ 8:53 am
It’s doing okay. A little swollen this morning so I’ve got it on ice and we’ll take it easy today. You are always my first comment which is delightful.
May 21, 2023 @ 11:56 am
Throughly enjoyed the Sarah Bernhardt exhibition! Of course I had heard of her but certainly not about her. Very fascinating! Thank for sharing!
Monica & Marlyn
May 21, 2023 @ 11:58 am
Sarah– still divine after all these years! That was a fascinating exhibit. Thanks for sharing.
May 21, 2023 @ 12:37 pm
beautiful pictures. sure looked like a great day … with nice weather!
May 21, 2023 @ 12:51 pm
A little off the subject, but do they have as many ‘help wanted’ signs as we do? Are things pretty well back to normal? Congratulations on the steps — you doing good.
May 21, 2023 @ 7:43 pm
Things seem pretty much back to normal and I haven’t seen any “Help Wanted” signs but I’m quite sure they have a way of finding help. I’ll ask about that.
May 21, 2023 @ 2:12 pm
Your posts are my ‘Joy in the Morning’ each day. I have a Sara B little plack painting from an antique store or market I found in Paris so enjoyed your tour of the exhibition. I never realized she was so multi talented! Been raining here for days but beautiful this morning🤩
May 21, 2023 @ 10:03 pm
We are thinking of going to Le Grand Colbert in July but are unnerved by numerous reviews of rude or no service. Do not imagine that you and Bernie would have that problem. Please comment tomorrow about your experiences there today.
May 21, 2023 @ 10:33 pm
Exhibition Sarah Bernhardt – thank you!
May 22, 2023 @ 7:51 am
I’ve been unable to read the past week but saw you mention metro line 1 is closed…temporarily I hope? That’s our fav! Looking forward to seeing y’all in a few days – wow!
May 22, 2023 @ 9:25 am
Line 1 was closed from Wed of last week to yesterday. Back open today so no worries. It was a bit arduous for us getting around.
May 22, 2023 @ 2:53 pm