Greetings From Paris
I usually post the view from my room, but this time I’m facing the interior courtyard, and it’s pretty drab. So instead I’ll share some images from my first day in Paris.
I landed early in the morning after a 10½ hour flight from Los Angeles. The drive from the airport was a grind, took an hour and half! Once I dropped my luggage at the hotel, it was still too early for lunch but I was starving. So coffee and tartine at Les Deux Magots was a perfect way to kickoff my visit.
I’ve learned that the best way to minimize jet lag is to get outdoors in the natural light and walk as much as possible. So I spent several hours on foot, camera in hand.
Everything was peaceful and everyone seemed to be going on about their business as usual. In this part of the city, there was almost no indication of the disruptive weekly protests that have dominated the news. (I did notice one bank had boarded up their windows, but that was it.)
I was blessed with gorgeous weather: sunny and crisp, well above freezing. The light this time of year here is magnificent!
I wandered from Jardin du Luxembourg up to the Seine…
I wanted to check out the animated holiday windows at Le Bon Marché. They are fabulous, but the afternoon light threw such a glare on the windows I couldn’t get a decent image. So I’ll try again either at night or early in the morning. In the meantime, here’s the instagram I shared from the inside. Enjoy!
I’m hoping to get a good night’s sleep tonight and hit the ground running in the morning. More tomorrow…