|Superb marquetry on display cabinet|
|early flying machine, grand staircase|
The next day we were ready for ready for museum-going again, so it was over to the 5th arrondissement and the Cluny Museum, famous for the unicorn tapestries. Loved 'em, although it was a little perilous for me because they keep the lights very dim to prevent further fading of the colors. One painting depicted an impossible musical trio - harp, lute and shawm! We left and moved past the ruins of the Roman baths on our way to Shakespeare & Company, but we discovered a much better English-language bookshop nearby. Abbey Books is a real hole-in-the-wall with so many books crammed into it that you generally have to move around sideways.
|King David & friends|
|Ourcq canal, chic apartments|
|Geode, Parc de la Villette|
|Ourcq Canal, Aulnay sous Bois suburb|
|St-Etienne du Mont, by the Pantheon|
|Rue Soufflot, Sorbonne area|
|Luxembourg Garden, rented sailboats|
|Yoga class in Luxembourg Garden|
|Inst, of Art & Archaeology, U. Paris|
|Luxembourg panhandle, Observatory Fountain|
around Paris on the two semicircular lines, #6 and #2. The southern line, #6, is largely elevated, so I took it for the view. The two passages over the Seine were rather good, if brief, but the views along most of the line were of uninteresting apartment buildings. Walked from the Etoile to Parc Monceau and enjoyed a longish ramble there, then went down to the #2 line. Alas, the only elevated section was by the Stalingrad stop, which I'd already seen a couple of days earlier.
Tuesday Carolee was again at school but I wanted a rest and hoped to hear from Wendy Greene, who would arrive sometime that day (an air controller strike at Munich didn't stop her flight, as it turned out). I must have read the John Irving novel I bought at Abbey Books.