dimanche 11 avril 2010
the RER, Blvd. St-Michel, and St-Germain-des-Prés
Well, it certainly was a fun day yesterday. I finally got to take the RER (and we only went a few stops, but it was fun) and there were lots of surprised people to see a rabbit sitting next to them!
Then we got out at Blvd. St. Michel near the fountain - a really beautiful place and it was warm and sunny; the little leaflets on the trees were shining a bright springtime green, and we walked on the blvd for a little while,
but then turned into rue St. André des Arts, joining hundreds of happy flâneurs
We found the most beautiful flower stand, where I stopped to admire all the gorgeous (and potentially tasty) blooms, and then we found a fruit market with the most glorious grapes and berries I have ever seen. Since I rarely get treats of this kind, I was relegated to looking rather than sampling, but the admiring looks I got from the market owners made it all worthwile. A girl likes to be appreciated, you know.
We then walked over to the Café des Deux Magots on the Blvd. St.-Germain-des-Prés, and I stopped in front of the abbey church to have a look at the almost 1000-year-old building. I wondered how many of my ancestors romped in the fields here when it was built?
Then it was time to take the métro home, and I had a lovely snack of hay and a nap until much later, when I came out and had fun trying the nibble on the library books the family was trying to keep away from me . . . xD