Back to share a few photos of our recent visit to Paris
over the holidays.
Above is the department store BHV
When we lived in Paris for a year,
we rode the metro down here to the Hotel de Ville stop on the 1 line
every single time we needed something for the apartment.
They have an entire (basement) floor dedicated to hardware and maintenance.
Now we have a Castorama right in our hood
so when we need something, we only need to walk a couple of blocks.
Much less expensive too!
For some reason,
I never truly feel like I've fully arrived in Paris
until I get myself down to the island,
the place Paris began,
the oldest section.
And walk in steps others have tread for centuries.
Pictures are no longer allowed inside
Shakespeare and Company
so I can only share outdoor photos now
(though I did sneak a few some years back HERE.)
Loved this quote from Leonard Cohen outside the store.
And I usually take this pic because I love this shot of Notre Dame
behind the bicycles that are ALWAYS parked here.
And of course
the iconic shot of the Eiffel Tower.
Will be back next time with a few more of the tower
from our bridge on the river.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday
and New Year!
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)