May 15–A Quick Spin around rue St. Jacques

Rue St. Jacques crosses Blvd. St. Germain around the gym so I thought I’d take a photo or two. It seems to me that almost anyone can be a good photographer here (although I saw a website recently where the pix were spectacular) because there is so much that is pleasing to the eye almost everywhere, at least in vieux Paris. Even the Cluny-La Sorbonne station has a lovely mosaic in it with famous writers’ signatures also in mosaic.

Along the Canal St. Martin (10th arr.), there are a number of small, excellent restos with terrific chefs, often from other more well-known places. Le Verre Vole is, in fact, a wine shop and if you have lunch or dinner there, they add at 7 euro charge to your wine, making today’s wine all of 25 euros!

After lunch on our one exposition/day rule, amidst snow/rain and then sunshine, we saw a show on Paris and Music with some great photos/posters and songs. At the Galeries des Bibliotheques,, on Rue Malher in the Marais.

That was also inclement weather brought us in for a chocolat chaud at Jacques Genin (we were on the way by), right up there with Angelina (finally) although I’d give the latter the edge.

Charlotte invited us out with friends (both lawyers) to Le Repaire de Cartouche (11th) and had a fun evening, the service not as bad as the food bloggers had described it. Maybe it was because our table was predominantly Francophone, who knows?