Sunday September 21, 2003

Back from Paris II

Category: Life & Me | 4 Comments | Posted 23:17

Yes indeed, I'm back and I've had the most amazing week-end. Again. Beautifully wonderful. Unsurprisingly. Very lucky with the weather too. As so often.

They had "Journées du Patrimoine" (Heritage days) with all sorts of exciting stuff going on. They give you entry to historic & important places like Hôtel de Ville and Elysée (and hundreds of people queue up for it), and many museums are free and there's stuff going on in the streets. We had no idea about this when we went, but we'd chosen our week-end well. We were out until midnight on Saturday, following the "Cavalcade" (horses and torch bearers), along with thousands of other people crowding the streets. I lurve hot summer nights in animated cities! Especially in this one. :x

I'd also taken my rollerblades (last minute decision since we were going by car) and had a blast racing around the city. Paris is the most ideal rollerblading place. You can do whatever you please, it's so cool - going in the bus lane, the wrong down one way streets, ignoring red lights... no one says anything, and drivers are very cute & considerate. :x Made some videos while driving along. They're very shaky obviously (rather seasickly), but I might put a short edited version online.

Sunday we went to Montmartre Cemetery, hehe. Not been there yet, was very nice. And to Buttes Chaumont, a parc, also very nice. And to Musée Carnavalet (Paris history!), again very nice. Esp. cuz they had Marcel Proust's bedroom :x, where he wrote most of A La Recherche du Temps Perdu :x, one of my fave works ever, of inexpressible beauty.

I love Paris. Ah yes I've said that before. Ah well, tis true. :x
K must be off now. Bed calls. :D


You look like Pumuckl in your cam pic.

Posted by: Michelle at September 22, 2003 02:48 AM

Lucky you! Always running around in Paris... Maybe I'll go there at the end of November for a couple of days!

Posted by: Suha at September 22, 2003 02:55 AM

Posted by: The BML at September 22, 2003 10:22 AM

LMAO @ Pumuckl

Oooh @ Suha - now I'm jealous!

@ BML Me!

Posted by: Clarissa at September 22, 2003 11:34 AM