Bonjour from Paris, mes amis! I am so happy to be back in my apartment and soon to be back in my bed for a full night’s sleep (hear that, jet lag?). We made a salad for dinner, gathered a fresh baguette and some cheese and (duh) butter, and opened a tasty red wine. Now I am in my jammies, burning my favorite French candle and hoping to publish this post without any mistakes, in spite of my fuzzy-headed fatigue.
I went on a wonderful walk late this afternoon, which is the only way to survive one’s first day in Paris. The evening shadows were already growing long at 4:30, and I got to watch the sky glow with color as the sun disappeared. It was cold but not wet; the crowds were happy; and Paris still is festive in her holiday finery.
I walked toward the Champs -Elysées and was happily surprised that the Christmas market was still buzzing with activity and redolent with the delicious smells of spiced wine, waffles, and churros.
After a short walk through the market, I couldn’t take it any more and so I crossed the Champs- Elysées at the Grand Palais and walked to the ever-popular Alexandre bridge. While there I snapped the Eiffel Tower in shades of lavender.
After crossing the bridge I walked along the river toward the Musee d’Orsay.
After crossing back over the river I was in the Tuileries at dusk.
The Grand Palais was lit in blue for a big exhibition for which there was a very long line.
The florist near me was finished with Christmas and was moving on to tulips. I’m all for that.
And now I get to go to sleep. I’m all for that, too.
Bon soir, my friends!
5 responses to “Paris Once More”
Glad to hear you have returned. Your notes have made me so eager for our trip. Two days can’t compete, but I am eager. Happy New Year. Bonne annee. Votre ami. Henri
Ahhhhh. So fabulous ☺️☺️. MERCIE
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Aren’t you lucky to be back in Paris.
Bonne année et bonne santé !
Fantastic first blog back. You have not lost your touch even with jet lag
You are kind of a show off using straight up SAT words like ‘redolent’ so eloquently while trying to fight off jet lag. Well done, dear one.