Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waking up in Paris

I write this a day late but, really, it is just in time when you are in Paris!  And in all honesty, we are not entirely fast moving.  Our plans of being at the Louvre at 9 am have changed.
The started with some coffee and doodling on the balcony, while listening to our neighbor practice her octaves.  We are after all in the Opera district.
To see the city in its entirety, and to understand where in the world we are, we jumped on a Big Bus Tour.  It was actually a really great way to jump on and off at all the sites.  And- it was a gloriously sunny warm day, making the adventure even better.
I have to admit, I held back a few tears... More like Niagra Falls.  I'm not sure how today will be....
Best part of day one....waking up in Paris.
But hearing the bells toll at Notre Dame du Paris wasn't so bad either.  It was 3 o'clock:)
It was time to see the city from a different perspective.  The bus arrived at Arch de Triomphe and it was enormous.  I remember sitting in art history seminars and surveys, learning about such monuments but pictures do not capture their true essence.  Big.
And we walked all the way to the top of this big monume, something unexpected and....well, we lost our breathe.  The view was worth every 200th step.
We saw a familiar site...and wanted ice cream!
We also sat along the Siene and listened to The Goldies, a rock cover band.  There is nothing better than knocking on heaven's door with a French accent.
Alas, it was time to head back home and grab some dinner.  Our little neighborhood has wonderful charming modern restaurants, even a barbecue joint, but we settled for something across the street.
And ate well.
Until the next post....

I, also, realized that I am posting this on the wrong blog...what can you do when you are writing this from your phone.

xo, an art teacher in paris