What better way to kick off my European Tour, but with a quick dose of Paris? This time I had no agendas. Just experience the city any way I pleased. After all, it’s springtime in Paris, and it doesn’t get much better than that. Beautiful women everywhere you look, blossoms in the Tuileries, and architecture that takes your breath away. Sorry, I took so few pictures. I was just too busy taking it all in. I have taken loads of pictures in the past, and I wanted to do something else this time.
It was such a delight to see a man renting out boats to sail in the fountains once again. I enjoyed sailing these boats at the age of eight in the Tuileries on a trip to Paris with my parents. I was dressed like a Parisian schoolboy in navy blue shorts, and the French children chattered at me in their native tongue. These boats have been sadly absent for decades. Such a joy to have them back. A woman had her two daughters there to sail the boats as she had 45 years before. We shared our happy memories as her daughters created ones of their own.
My Pilgrimage to the Deux Moulins
ABBESSES – The Metro Stop for the Deux Moulins
One of the magnificent remaining Art Nouveau Metro Entrances
Cafe Des Deux Moulins – Amelie’s Workplace
Amelie Fan in front of a glared-over oval portrait of Amelie