Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
I left Paris yesterday morning but I thought you'd like to come a last stroll with me.
My hotel, Mama Shelter.
Then up to the local park
and back through Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I started my week with a walk through here. There are graves of many famous people here but I paid homage at the grave of Jim Morrison. It is a well worn path.
I found the memorials to prisoners of war camps moving, here Aucshwitz
and here Bergen Belsen.
But life goes on even in a cemetery.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Are you enjoying this week with me?
If I have time in foreign cities I like the check out the big supermarkets.
So I caught the bus to Auchan, not far away. It is HUGE: 78 checkouts, not counting the self checkouts,
2 floors with double escalators. It must get busy!
Self serve "bulots".
Usually when there are 2 of us we bring home some of this Amora mustard, 1kilo for 1.50 Euros.
Too heavy when I'm carrying my own suitcase, especially up and down all the stairs on the Metro.
Had trouble choosing some chocolate from all this lot but a local pointed out her favourite.
And then, off to lunch, today Bistrot Paul Bert.
Each time I have been to a market I have seen the white asparagus so I was glad it was on the menu de jour. I was not disappointed.
Then the main course came in a little casserole dish, epaule d'agneau aux petits legumes.
The lamb was melt in the mouth delicious.
Et desert? I opted for cheese.
What can I say? What a selection; another thing I love about France.
No I didn't eat all of it.
Can you tell? I'm having a lovely time.
Better do something touristy now. I am not a bit museum goer. I am not good at all that queuing and standing around. But I was keen to see the Musee Marmottan-Monet.
So back onto the Metro. I only had to take one line to the museum but I lost count of the number of stops.
Lucky, lost count not consciousness after my big lunch.
It has been a lovely sunny afternoon so I didn't mind queuing. It was packed when I got inside and I was a bit underwhelmed until I realised I had all missed the main part. I had turned right not left. Again.
Well I can say if you see nothing else in paris this is a MUST. The collection of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley and other impressionist painters is breath taking.
No photos allowed.
And then when I left guess what? I saw another bus going to Gare de l'Est, and then I walked home.
I am loving these buses!