Thursday, May 31, 2012

Home Now

Very early morning 2.3 mile walk to Starbucks and back through the Coker Arboretum and UNC campus. Not a bad re-entry to the U.S. and NC. Weather was not dissimilar to Paris, though it will be 90 by this afternoon. Oh well....  Ooooo, just noticed, 77 for a high on Saturday! Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.

Please, as always, click on individual photos to enlarge.

Leaving Paris.....

Rue du Perche, early morning departure.

Some views from the taxi.

Movie still, Mission Impossible; one of 2 movies and 4 TV programs I saw on the plane.

Last leg, from Philadelphia.

Now home, and up early, I walked to Starbucks and back. Coker Arboretum.

Leaving the arboretum, entering UNC campus.

Sundial in front of the Moorehead Planetarium.

UNC building.

In front of the Playmakers Theater.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Paris, Last Day

Spent my last day with my exquisite and wonderful friend elin o'Hara slavick. Strolled to Pontoise on the left bank and then all around Ile Saint-Louis. Afternoon and evening walks resulted in a fabulous pair of sunglasses and last visit to the Seine with Susan and Joel. Ahhh, I will surely return....

Star anise on a table setting.

Le Petit Pontoise Restaurant

elin o'Hara slavick, my friend.

Mille feuille with goat cheese and beet root, topped with a tomato. Olive oil, honey, vinegar and pesto. Fantastique!

The first of two excellent cafes today.

Paris wall.

Notre Dame.

Walking through Ile Saint-Louis. Ecole De Garcons.

Prize Brest chickens. With their feet. And their heads, by the way.

The line at Berthillon ice cream. Worth the wait. I had pamplemousse rose. !

elin and I taking photos, thinking of Amy White.

Wonderful old woman walking her dog. 

Window with odometers.

Gargoyles on the back of a church.

Grid of the church. With elin.

Old briefcase on the back of a scooter.

PURPLE macarons!!!

Window of shop where I bought a hat for Ellis.

How I feel about Paris.

 These next ones are for Claire!!

elin in front of a great blue wall.

This afternoon's amazing cappuccino venue.

It is served with chocolate and whipped cream. Absolutely the best and richest thing I have ever drunk.

Susan buying Truffle pate for Jasper.

Night walk. Lots of shadows. This is how light it is at 8:00.

The Three Musketeers.

My new sunglasses.

Birds on Ile Saint-Louis.

Buttons on Ile Saint-Louis.


Sunset on the Seine.

Joel photographing the Seine.

Traffic light with jaunty traffic cone hat.

S & J's apartment.