Monday Monday

Yo my peeps! I hope you are all having an enjoyable week, whether you be working, vacationing, or just hanging out. I have been wearing out the soles of my shoes, crossing Paris this way and that while the sun shines. We are almost getting used to this California weather here- I can’t recall the last time I carried an umbrella with me.

Yesterday’s post of sunsets were from Monday night, but before I headed out into the sunset I walked all over the third arrondissement. I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but here are the pictures I took. Enjoy.

I started here- at the ever so glamorous Opera Garnier.


From there it’s all a blur.


No, not because I stopped here for champagne.

Street art that reminds me of paper mache

Street art that reminds me of paper mache


walking behind the mothers/nannies and their precious children after school let out

walking behind the mothers/nannies and their precious children after school let out







Thats all the visual aids I got. I do recall that I bought an amazing Vietnamese sandwich close to the Arts et Metiers metro station and then ate it at a little park on Rue Saint- Martin. If you ever are here and tire of French fare, try some of the wonderful Vietnamese restaurants.

I went home that afternoon and whipped up some Asparagus and Mushroom and Lemon Risotto, which was really good with a salad. I used this recipe from Martha Stewart and added mushrooms.

not too pretty but with a great personality

not too pretty but with a great personality

So clearly I was well fortified for my sunset walk.

By the time I dragged myself back into the apartment that night my Fit Bit was cheering me for having walked almost 10 miles that day. It’s kind of nice to get a pat on the back (or a buzz on the wrist) for a good day of exercise. Funny how you hardly even notice you are walking when everything is so Paris.

Thanks for stopping by and y’all come back now, ya hear?


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5 responses to “Monday Monday

  1. Lovely photos – it’s so easy to walk so far when there’s so much to look at!

  2. Laurie Mai

    You are a bit fit for Paris💝! Love love love your blog

  3. Margaret

    European cities are like that. You have so much beauty around you and so many interesting sites along the way that you can easily walk 10 miles a day and not blink an eye. Happens to me every time I go back to Rome, that’s for sure. Lovely pictures, btw!

    • Don’t you wish it were as easy to do at home?

      • Margaret

        Yes, I do, because even though the coastline in SoCal so close to where we live is very beautiful, there is nothing around to compare to the great walking cities of Europe. Maybe in about 250 years things will be different? Who knows? For now, keep drinking in all that beauty, sharing those gorgeous pics and writing your wonderful blog!

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