As you have probably figured out, I’m not much of a photographer. Thank goodness for the erase/delete button on my phone, otherwise half my photos would have my thumb in them.
But, by special request, I do have some not too shabby photos of Paris to share. Since Mr. Not So Curious and I are both interested in architecture, there are a fair number of these. And I’m too embarrassed to take photos of food in restaurants, so none of those.
We realized that one of the reasons Paris looks so good is the uniformity of the architecture. Every apartment building, of which there are thousands, have these wrought iron mini balconies. And we also realized that they act as window guards so that children don’t fall out. So French, to make something practical AND beautiful.
This is the famous Castel Berenger. Many people are familiar with those beautiful Art Nouveau Metro signs in Paris. Berenger designed those too.
We took this commuter train to St. Germain en Laye, a lovely town outside of Paris famous for its shopping! I kid you not. The tourist office has a poster with an outline of a stylish man from the 17th century, complete with wig, pointed shoes, and fancy cane and the caption, “Shopping depuis 1638” and the words, “Plaisir d’acheter a Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The French use the English word for shopping and depuis means “since.” The second sentence means, “The Pleasure of buying in Saint Germain en Laye”. My kind of town.
I might add that it also had a great castle, a lovely park, an art museum filled with paintings from an early colleague of Cezanne, and a great restaurant, Chez Alice.
And watch this space for a special announcement about a project I am about to launch. Hint. . . it’s about travel.