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Eating. So what’s new already?

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A crocodile line of schoolchildren climbs down to the Seine.

Grandparents with the best-dressed grandchildren in the world. These are boys!

I went to see an exhibit by Martin Parr, a wonderful British photographer – his take on Paris, mostly on tourists – here, up on the towers of Notre Dame …

… and here in the rain in front of the cathedral itself.

Then I ate my usual ham sandwich in this park – that’s the Tour St. Jacques, the remains of a 16th century church destroyed during the revolution. Nice place for a picnic. Midtown, as they say in NYC.

Along the Seine – the Mona Lisa and tourists.

Tonight – meeting friends at the Bistrot Paul Bert, one of the best bistros in Paris, apparently.  No one there, in this unpretentious warm place, at 7.45 p.m.

 Les asperges blanches – white asparagus, in season in spring and sublime.

Beef cheeks.

For dessert, my friends had creme caramel and Grand Marnier soufflé –

I had the raw milk cheese.

 Our interesting neighbours – a couple from New Orleans, a musician and the daughter of a well-known restauranteur, and another couple, he from Bermuda and she from Brooklyn, all discovering the joys of dining and living in Paris. 

The interior of the bistro.



2 Responses to “Eating. So what’s new already?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gee, Beth…apparently your “neighbours” (complete strangers) were infinitely more interesting than the two women who had invited you to the bistro!

    Rosemary and I had a good chuckle. Great photo of Rosemary’s elbow, by the way. Ha! Ha!

    Enjoy the rest of your stay in Paris.


  2. beth says:

    Yes, somehow I didn't get any photos of you two. Sorry about that. It was a wonderful evening – I'm suffering today.

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