Walking and Window Shopping

A perfect day of walking, sight seeing, and “leche-vitrine” – or window shopping (literally translated – window licking!).   A beautiful breakfast in the hotel – full fat yogurt! – then on to Notre Dame, St. Chappelle, and the Conciergerie.  We had lots of time to explore L’Ille st. Louis and L’Ille de la Cite – the two islands that split the Seine, as well the Jewish quarter and the Latin quarter.  Here’s a photo tour:

Bikes for sharing! the Parisians can handle this without destroying them. they even have lights!

an open air flower market on sunday morning. They also sell birds, chinchillas and chipmunks here!

An alter boy during the sunday mass at Notre Dame, TEXTING while the priest isn't looking!!!

One of the towers at Notre Dame. We saw no hunch back, but did learn that the bell's name is Emanuelle.

The FLOOR at St. Chappelle - those are my new black boots that are supremely comfy.

such a pretty pharmacy!

The window at a toy store - like candy. What do you think we got you, kids?

Someone loves their plant.

Flower shop

J. bought a blueberry mousse with a layer of chocolate on the bottom at a patisserie. and ate it with no utensils on the bank of the Seine!

Pretty boutique - long fingerless gloves and gorgeous handbag.

just window shopping here - no gluten free products - just food for the eyes.

Looking out the window at the History of Paris museum into the courtyard garden. Sweet french children playing tag.

Riot of color at the rug store.

Our dinner companion from China eats escargot for the second time. He said the first time he ate snails, he was at Pizza Hut in China. WHAT???

My dinner - a lovely salad with cheese, potato and jambon. Lots of ham on this trip so far. There were 3 kinds at the breakfast buffet alone!

Spray painted on the sidewalk. Why are you just standing there looking at the sky?

I’ll leave it at that for tonight.  Bonne nuit!

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2 Responses to “Walking and Window Shopping”


  1. 1 Elizabeth March 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Your photos are wonderful, Anne. Beautifully composed and catching a moment. Kids playing tag – very Henri Cartier-Bresson.

  2. 2 kathleen bryant March 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Totally agree with Mom, Anne, I just don’t know who Henri Cartier-Bresson is (it’s that lack of liberal arts education 🙂 You make it look so lovely and romantic.


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