Thursday, June 17, 2010

The First Night in Paris

   Six a.m., the alarm clock went off. Two hours later, we were on the train from Pamiers to Toulouse and, almost immediately (nice connection) on the TGV to Bordeaux and then to Paris which put us into Gare Montparnasse around 3 p.m., a little late due to a small delay in Bordeaux. 
   You would think that Gare Montparnasse and the Montparnasse metro station are minutes from each other but they're not. A few visits ago, I clocked the walk between the two at 25 minutes. So we took a taxi. 
   Now, we're comfortably settled into our usual little studio apartment on Ile St. Louis. We're at the back of the building so it's completely quiet. The photo on the left is the little courtyard we walk across, which is dense with pots of greenery that make us realize how small a pot you need to grow quite large plants.
    We've picked up food for tonight, half a roast chicken with chicken-juice-impregnated potatoes, some artichokes in vinaigrette, mesclun...we've done a basic stock up from the little supermarket on Rue de Rivoli.

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