I've posted some about my time recently in Paris for my sister's big 50th birthday
but not really about what I did a week later on mine.
I started my day with the Brassai exhibit,
For the Love of Paris
the Hotel de Ville.
FYI: the exhibits there are always free!
Then a light lunch at my favorite little
also known as La Reserve de Quasimodo
(or The Oldest Bar in Paris.)
And had my favorite entrees there:
the Rillette de Sardine
and a chevre chaud salad.
From there, it's only a couple of short blocks to Notre Dame...
so I took a walk through to find some of my favorite angels...
(how gold his wings look)
and famous French martyrs...
I always love the shot of the burning candles
beneath one of the rose windows...
and the play of shadows on the ancient floor.
Someone else also celebrated a birthday
Took a walk along the Seine ...
And in the evening had Birthday Tiramisu
(one of my favorite desserts)
after Ethiopian food with friends and family.
It was a fabulous birthday
in that most fabulous city.
Don't remember the last time
I spent a birthday alone
and enjoyed it so much.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)