I've missed a few days posting as its been full-on since arriving. So from today on I hope to post daily.
After arriving in Paris on Saturday Arvo, Sunday was a short walk to become familiar with the the street where we live. Weird, wonderful, strange, different, yes - all of those. Although staying in rue Marie Stuart, we are just around the corner of Rue Montorgueil which is closed to through traffic. It’s a foodie’s heaven.
Croissants with Vegemite for brekkie
On the way back to the apartment, I couldn’t believe that there in the window of a clothes shop in the street was a Fixie. Now for those not bike savvy, a fixie is a track bike or a bike with only one gear. The pedals keep going around with no freewheeling. This fixie had a set of late 1960s Campagnolo cranks. Could I smash the glass and run away with the bike - stop dreaming Leon - there are bars on the windows and Sue is waiting for breakfast.
Heaps of Fixies in Paris, a craze that seems to be sweeping the world - and to think that I was a trendsetter with all my cycling mates back in 1962.
After breakfast it was time for a short walk up “the street where we live” and then on to rue du Rivoli to do some shopping. Cuisine items for Sue and shoes for me. On previous visits to Paris, Sue has bought Laguiole cutlery and so the collection is now growing. As for me, the shoes come from Rudy’s. A long walk for the day and so a taxi was hailed for a fairly inexpensive trip back home.
I have never eaten snails before, frog legs yes, calf's head yes, but not snails - maybe this time.
Mmmmmm, lots of cheeses. Might need to pop another Lipitor tonight with the red wine.
Was it the bar or the cute Vespa out front - this pic is for Debbie at work who rides a scooter.
Yes, graffiti is world wide and hasn't this bloke got attitude!!!!
As a CHOCOHOLIC, what more can I say. The street is littered with shops selling chocolate.
Market day and the flower shops line the streets
Can you see the pig's trotters. I used to love these as a kid when Mum cooked them.
You've heard of the "Where's Wally" children's books - this Pic is called "Where's the Wally".
St Eustache Church - building began in 1532 and completed in 1637. On our walk there was a service in progress with the organ booming but not drowning out the choir. Quite an experience.
Can I take this, can I, can I, can I pleeeeese. Sue's new found Foodie shop.
She knew it existed, Dehillerin was on Sue's tourist list - she even formed a close relationship with our salesperson Kim who recognised our accent as Aussie.