The sky is grey and it's getting a lot cooler...but Pierre and I are still out and about soaking up atmospheric Paris. I don't want to go on and on about it...but yes...Paris just oozes atmosphere.
The other afternoon we thought we'd take a leisurely promenade through the city.....perhaps visit Notre-Dame, head over to Shakespeare and Co. and have a little snorkel inside that famous establishment and then head across Pont Neuf for an early dinner at Café Marly which overlooks the Louvre.
It was a special afternoon....and one that we shared with our Australian friends Kate and Amy. So...here we go...come stroll with us.
|Notre-Dame....the mind boggles at how they built it|
some 850 years ago....we're off to a Christmas Concert
at Notre-Dame in December...now that should be trés atmospheric!
|Look what some wag has done to the traffic sign....|
across the road now to Shakespeare & Co.
|I adore this old bookstore...it absolutely oozes atmosphere...and has lots of amazing books.|
I bought The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
and my lovely friends bought Pierre and I a copy
of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast....trés bon.
|There he is.....Ernest Hemingway, author extraordinaire.....and son chat!|
|I thought Faye's look was classic FRENCH style!|
There's a new photographic exhibition in town too
that I must get to...it's called Hollywood's Paris. Aahhh...so many things to do!
|Yoko's book was quite beautiful...|
very sensitive and special I thought.
|Upstairs at Shakespeare & Co, you can take a seat and play a game of chess...|
or just read a book by the window if you like.
Now how good is that!
|After our little tour of Shakespeare & Co|
we headed up to Pont Neuf....
but first we stopped at les bouquinistes on the way....
les bouquinistes are always a good spot to search for second hand books
and interesting maps/postcards/vintage posters.
|Crossing Pont Neuf we spied this special little garden that|
one can walk down to. Isn't it lovely?
|And soon we were ensconced at Café Marly.|
How could you ever tire of this view?
Oh...and dinner wasn't bad either.
It was...trés bon, fantastique!
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