Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rive Gauche

Spent a great day today wandering around the 5th and 6th arrondissements with Nick, an English classmate. He lived in Paris for a year back in 2000, so was a terrific and knowledgeable guide. We started out by the Louvre,

crossed the river across the Pont des Arts,

visited one of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France patisseries/chocolateries in the 6th:

window-shopped in the 5th and 6th:

walked through the Jardin des Plantes:

along by the Pantheon, down by the market on Rue Mouffetard:

had a bite to eat near the Sorbonne, and finished up in the Jardin de Luxembourg:

It was a terrific afternoon.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the dismal hour and a half we spent later in the evening at the one-woman show, "Une Histoire d'Ame" (A Story of the Soul), starring Sophie Marceau at the Theatre Rond Pont. Perhaps the information that it was based on hitherto unproduced writings by that laffmaster Ingmar Bergman should have been a tipoff. The phrase "wrist-slittingly depressing" comes to mind.

Nonetheless, a great day. AND we get to sleep an extra hour tonight. Yea!

More photos can be seen here:

Oct 29th photos

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