Today I am taking you to a virtual trip to Paris in the comfort of your cozy rooms. We were there today and at 6degC, it was freezing cold that our faces were as cold as ice cubes when we made our bisous-bisous with friends whom we met up with. It was also an expensive sightseeing trip for we kept sitting in cafes, eating light snacks in restaurants just for the purpose of warming up. All in all, we spent 100euros, trains fares included, oh well, It’s Paris and we just adore walking the streets of this beautiful city, looking at shop displays and artistic sights!
Our first stop: rue des Rosiers
(“street of Rose bushes” in English)
This is the Jewish quarter of Paris where Jewish boutiques, snack bars, restaurants and food shops are found.
This is the tile facade of what used to be a historic deli,”Goldenberg”, closed several years ago and now taken over by a fashion boutique
Hale, bagels… all Jewish bread
A boulangerie selling Latkes or Jewish potato pancakes
queueing up for falafel, a vegetarian snack of chickpea patties and fita bread….5euros if take away, 6euros if eaten in their restaurant
This is the falafel, so good and so filling!
rue des Francs-Bourgeois
A trendy street of fashion boutiques and ancient hotels
“Je ne suis pas inspiree”……(I am not inspired)
door of an ancient hotel
door of Hotel d’Almeras (1612)
I wonder if these candles are scented?
This book sells at 15euros
The Rooster signifies fortune, luck, fidelity, protection as well as bossiness.
A plate of oysters and a poster
Vintage toy horse
The Good and the Bad
The flying shoes
Foie Gras Royale
Sepulcher maintenance, all cemeteries
I’ll take note of this
Off for a smoke break
on the Metro
Homeless and patriotic. Wait, why the British flag….?
Flower shop in Blvd Haussmann
This flowering plant looks so good to eat, it reminds me of the lettuce
Daffodils infront of the Notre Dame Cathedral
Art for Art’s Sake
The small picture at the bottom is supposed to be an apple
If you are wondering what is that hole at the bottom, it’s actually the entrance to the basement
The metallic trimmings of the main door of the Notre Dame Cathedral
“Moving to a new accommodation? Our company can do the transporting of your household effects”..so says the ad on the mover van
The saints of Notre Dame Cathedral