A Slow Sunday in Paris, a Race, and Saying Good-Bye
Yesterday (Sunday) began for us just before 8am with blaring music and loud commentary outside our window as a lively 10K race for the city of Paris was staged. Around 18,000 people participated, and Bernie grabbed his camera and chased around after them.
I attended church services at St. Paul/St. Louis and lit a candle for my dear friend, Barbara Buice, who is so very ill. May her pain soon be taken away!
We made a rather poor decision to go over to rue Cler after a bite of lunch inside the apartment, forgetting that it was Sunday and thus finding the shops mostly closed. So we opted to go the The Champs instead and just people-watch. We have a favorite bar/restaurant called of all things Unisex with bright orange chairs and a wonderfully nice restroom. It’s down close to the Franklin Roosevelt subway stop, not as crowded, and not boxed in as so many of the cafés are on The Champs. We deliberatedly caught some “male-oriented” photos to balance our post from the other day which focused on women’s fashions. Guys, hope you enjoy!
It seems all things were coming up lavender, even a subway station.
The “Purely Paris Photo of the Day” speaks to the truth that one never knows what you will see on the streets of Paris.
We ended our evening sitting down at Le Bouquet St. Paul with friends, Mark and Linda, from Australia. It was their last night in Paris, and we have so enjoyed their company. BUT ask us if we got a photo of them…alas, we did not! Shame on us. We did, however, capture the beautiful light of Paris at sunset against the ancient buildings with their chimney pots. It’s the featured photo at the top of the blog.
And today will be laundry all day. Ugh! But we do have a nice new Electrolux washing machine. Just have to figure out how to use it which isn’t always easy! Each load takes 2 hours and 41 minutes…oh-là-là!
L & B
P.S. Let me know if you prefer the pictures larger as I embed them in the blog which might save you the time of clicking to enlarge.
June 12, 2017 @ 11:15 am
Let me first comment that yes I do like and appreciate the larger size of your photos. Enjoy your mundane duties today and I’ll look forward to tomorrow’s post.
June 12, 2017 @ 1:01 pm
We so enjoyed our Sunday Champs stroll with y’all, and I believe we did Unisex also for afternoon coffee. Good memories.😊
June 12, 2017 @ 1:19 pm
Yes, very good memories. Remember the very large statue in the center of La Place des Vosges where we took the picture? We were there today and thought of you both.
June 12, 2017 @ 2:53 pm
Love your posts and pictures!
June 12, 2017 @ 4:01 pm
So glad you are following us!
June 12, 2017 @ 4:18 pm
At my eye’s age, larger is always better.
June 12, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
Just joined your blog and am enjoying the past and the present! You make even the mundane a delightful event.
June 12, 2017 @ 7:09 pm
June 12, 2017 @ 6:44 pm
Yes, I appreciate the larger format for the pictures. I’m so glad Bernie captured some race images! One of the perks of being just off Rue Cler this year will be the accessibility of the Champs de Mar. it is a great place for people watching!
June 13, 2017 @ 7:07 pm
How very inspiring Bernie and Linda… I want to come back !.. Larger photos are much better to view and I’m flattered that we got a mention !.. Shame on us all… We were all so busy chit chatting (and people watching) that we failed to snap our memories of each other on film (so to speak)… Never mind, we will catch up with all that upon your visit to Australia ! !