Friday, July 24, 2009

The Last Full Week

This last full week has been a hard balance, because we feel the tension between two identities - a resident and visitor of Paris.

Example #1: I find myself laying in parks reading books, and then it crosses my mind that I am leaving so I spend the next few days trying to check out the best art museums and exhibits.

Place De Vosges is a great square that is lined with benches and trees that provide a great place to relax even when it is raining.

Promenade Plantee is the equivalent of the High Line in NYC but definitely not as state of the art.

Jardin Des Tuileries next to the Louvre

The Rodin Museum has the most beautiful sculpture gardens ever and his work is incredible!

Graffiti exhibit at The Foundation Cartier, surprisingly really good.

Example #2: Michele and I love our apartment and love to cook so we split our time between going to the local markets and eating at many of the city's brasseries, patisseries and restaurants.

The Bastille Market is HUGE, the stands of fruits and veggies goes on as far as the eye can see!

Ble Sucre is simply amazing. Every single thing we have eaten sweet to savory has been delicious!

Enjoying a Singha at a great but expensive Thai restaurant.

This was the most perfect tart that we had since being here at an unassuming brasserie where we sat and had a two hour lunch, just like the French!

The examples could be endless on why we love Paris, all the food, art, parks, markets, and patisseries. Our love for the city makes it hard to decide how to embrace it - as a visitor or as a resident. So, we sleep late, eat well and then get on our velib's to try and see it all.

As we head into the last few days of our trip Paris will be both a home and an experience.

1 comment:

  1. live in the moment, you both will be back one day. also, when you get back to the states you will incorporate some of the things you loved so much about paris into your life here.