A runner in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont,
which looked like this before the
far-sighted Baron Haussmann decided that
the people of the newly annexed
19th and 20th arrondissements needed
a beautiful green space.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
These belong to one of Martin Desjardins'
Four Captives (this one is Holland),
who've been in chains since 1715.
Find them in the Cour Marly et Puget,
in the Louvre.
[Linking back to ABC Wednesday:
H is for "hands."]
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This is un "merveilleux," my fave dessert
at my fave Paris restaurant. The
restaurant is Circonstances, and this
concoction of silky crème Chantilly, crunchy
bits of meringue, and sweet/salty caramel
is indeed marvelous.
[Linking back to ABC Wednesday,
where the letter this week is D.]
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Looking up rue Montmartre, with the
church of Saint-Eustache on the left:
This lively neighborhood now includes the
new and improved Forum des Halles, and you can
still find everything yummy—from snails at
l'Escargot Montorgeuil (founded in 1832) to baba
au rhum at Stohrer, Paris's oldest patisserie (there since
1730)—on the market street of rue Montorgeuil.
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Repetto—purveyor of toe shoes and tutus
to the dancers at the Opéra Garnier
since 1947. Just peering into this place
makes me want to step up to the barre and
do a plié or a rond de jambe.
[Today is Pink Saturday. To see more, go here.]
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
The pause that refreshes in Paris:
When you ask for lemonade here, you get
freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar,
and water—c'est tout. You don't get a whole lot of
ice (which I could have used on that day last
July when the temp hit 99°F/37°C),
but I was happy with my no-chemicals-added
drink on the shady terrace of a Paris café.
[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows.]