Bonjour y’all! We have finally made it back to Paris, and I know you all are as happy about that as I am. The skies have been sunny for the most part, and have warmed us up nicely in the afternoons. I am still adjusting to the time zone, but have managed to stay awake all day. I made a visit to the Wilson Market early this morning and was happy to find the last of the green peas and some very nice rhubarb, which I have already whipped up into a crumble. Just the rhubarb, of course- the peas will be steamed with a little (or a lot) of butter and a dash of sea salt. So glad it’s almost dinner time.
Yesterday when I awoke from my deep post-flight nap, I made myself take a long walk in the sunshine. I walked to the river and then along the newly developed river bank, and then back home through the Tuileries. I snapped these pics as I went, so that you, too, could enjoy my first walk back in Paris.
Quick aside- Mark and I went back to the river bank last night after dinner and it looked like this:
Finding a table at a cafe was out of the question, so we stood in line for a drink and then perched on the curb and watched the masses go by. Some were in high heels, some were attempting to jog through the crowd, and a few brave souls were even on bikes.
Back to my afternoon walk-
I crossed back over the river at the Musee d’Orsay bridge. Before leaving, I took this short video of the scene on the Seine, because I found it so charming. I regret not getting more of the musicians, because they were wonderful. I hope to find them there again.
I love this temporary “gallery” of famous people whose photos were taken on the Seine.
I did finally make it over the bridge and into the Tuileries, where a carnival was set up on the Rivoli side.
I was impressed that stands were already being set up for Bastille Day. These were at Place de la Concorde, facing the Champs Elysees.
Mark asked if I would mind sitting there for the next few weeks to save our seats. Somehow I don’t think we would qualify for those prime viewing spots.
So that’s pretty much what my first two days have been. Our first visitors arrive tonight, so I have some housework to do today. I probably will not take photos of that. You will just have to use your imaginations.
2 responses to “Happy To Be Back In Paris”
We’ll be thinking of our expat friends at tomorrow’s 4th of July celebration.
Joyeuses fetes to you!
Kisses to you both!! Love the post as always!