Two of my cousins came to Europe in February on a whirlwind tour of Amsterdam, Brussels, Brugge, and Paris. They couldn’t have chosen a better time to come. Uhh, that is if you happen to be Eskimos or you just love freezing Siberian weather! They froze their butts off even wearing 5 layers of clothing while running around Holland and Belgium, so by the time they arrived in Paris, the cold weather seemed downright balmy!
Deb lighting a candle in Notre-Dame.
Julie trying on hats in the Bon Marché.
Everyday after a late breakfast Julie and Deb took off to walk the streets of Paris and walk they did! On average about ten miles a day, which is normal for Paris, but when the weather is hovering around freezing, that’s saying a lot! During the weekend I took them to my old haunting grounds: Saint-Germain-des-Près, the Place Saint-Sulpice, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Bon Marché one day. Montmartre, Pigalle, and the Cour Saint-Pierre another day.
The Eglise Saint-Sulpice getting a facelift.
Cézanne at the Musée du Luxembourg.
Maya Muses: It was great showing them around Paris and it brought back good memories of bygone days for me, but don’t ask them that! I chewed their ears off going down memory lane and when I finally saw their eyes glazing over after my fiftieth story about my shenanigans in my younger days, I knew it was time to call it a day!
Showing Julie and Debi the Cour Saint-Pierre.
How the Cour Saint-Pierre looked when I first arrived in 1980.
How the Cour Saint-Pierre is today.
(A lot more plants, but a lot less hair! LOL!)
Photo Credits: Personal Photos