Hi everyone, it's been a busy but interesting week. A shopping trip, a garden walk, a local makers market and quite a few coffees out! In between all that, journal pages, getting samples ready for sending off and the dreaded HW!
After our lunch we walked back to Place de la Bastille up one of the old roads.
From here we headed to Place de Vosges - this used to be one of my favourite places until we became more adventurous. It is still lovely, being surrounded by beautiful old buildings.
I have just finished reading 'Les Parisiennes' so I had read many of the accounts of the treatment of Jews in Paris. There are also many uplifting stories too!
We walked into the gardens of Hotel de Sully
There was a lot of noise coming from nearby bushes
They must have been finding something interesting on the walls!
There are lots of little passages to explore.
We stood on Pont de Sully leading to l'îsle St Louis watching boats coming down the river - thinking we may go on one sometime!
Filming of a French cop series Balthazar was taking place here
By the time we had reached the next part of the bridge we saw this billowing smoke that was drifting towards us and was clearly in the direction we were walking back to our hotel. We walked on quickly to avoid breathing in the smoke
We would have walked along the road you see at the end of this walk but we found that an electric bus had caught fire! (apparently the second within weeks of each other) We saw it on the news the next morning.
We stopped off at SECCO Mabillon (as we usually try to get here at least once while in Paris) for coffee and cake - Strawberry tart for me and lemon meringue for hubby along with two Americanos. I am of course joining Elizabeth and her buddy Bleubeard for T Stands For Tuesday!