Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Fiction and Images, a New Series of Each
Pictured Left : New – Slumming in Paris, Part One, Arthur & Gricinda.
A fun novella. A young couple with a little time before their two children and the children’s four young cousins all arrive to join them in Paris (Parts Two & Three).
And yes, the characters are all from Texas, just like me. ;-)
The images in this series of posts of Paris photos, are a record of the visual experience that provides part of the inspiration for my series of Paris based family novels.
Please see my Paris page for links to photos, poems, and info on Paris novels, images, and short stories.
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Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Photos – # 11
Passing by a Paris Manifestation (Protest)
This Series – Paris Photos
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This particular day, we made an excursion out for a place with some coffee and a pastry snack.
As one can tell from the photos, it was cold. :-)
It was one of those days we did get out, for a bit, but went back to our warm apartment, hunkered down, and enjoyed a little take-it-easy time.
One of the benefits of being in Paris 5 1/2 weeks. ;-)
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Very close to our apartment, where two busy major boulevards cross, Bd. St-Michel and Bd. St-Germain, is the ancient remnants of something from both the middle ages, and the Romans, the Cluny Museum.
This is the upper portion of the front length wise. Entrance to the museum, at least when we went, is on the back side, off the Rue du Sommerard, accessible off Bd St-Michel, or the little alley road on the other side of the museum, appropriately named the Rue de Cluny.
There’s enough unicorn tapestries and dungeon-y portions for most kids. ;-)
Once a month, quite a few Parisian sites are open free to the public, including this location.
All in all, it’d be worth the regular price also.
We had cut up along the Rue des Ecoles, in the direction of the American diner, BIA (Breakfast in America, listed below, but cut back again on Rue Monge, looking for a small bakery that looked tempting.
En-route, we passed this “manifestation” – ie, protest, and were impressed by the festive civility of the participants.
“One” of the nice things about late fall, early winter, in Paris, is daylight is short, enabling interior lighting, like in the church, to literally glow during the day. :-)
It was just passed here, on the other side of Rue Monge, that we came across on of Eric Kayser’s pastry-bakery locations.
My latest short story, “Cafe Allonge at the Manifestation” uses the setting of both the protest and the cafe, but in a completely unique story, using two of the characters, Cherise and Antone, I’ve featured in all my fiction since 2012.
This is the view fronting Rue Monge, of the church Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet.
It’s incredible how many fabulous churches are all over Paris.
Circling back, via continuing south on Rue Monge, and heading west on Blvd Saint-Germain, we came across this great view where Rue Saint-Jacques splinters north toward the Seine.
This is another route to reach and enter the Severin area and all it’s small streets.
Or one can continue north toward the area across from Notre Dame!
The steeple in the background is from the church, St Severin.
Though it’s impossible to tell from the image, and almost as impossible to believe, the Cluny Museum is catty-corner across from the cafe with the red canopy at the corner.
And by this time, we were back close to home. :-)
A new series I’ve just begun, is “Paris Shorts.”
To the left is the cover of my first short story set in Paris, “Cafe Allonge at the Manifestation.”
Purely fictional, with two of the related characters appearing in all my novels and short story fiction since 2012.
In this case, it’s the two oldest teens, brother and sister, Antone and Cherise.
English Language Places We Liked in Paris
And a special gracias to all the French, German, Italian, Swedish, Venezuelan, and Russian folk we met in Paris who knew English and helped us.
English Speaking Places in Paris, for Next Time :-)
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
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*** INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS
- Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Photos # 9 – To the Tuileries (Day 9, 1 of 2) (felipeadanlerma.com)
- Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Photos # 10 – Horloge du Musee d’Orsay (Day 11, 2 of 2) (felipeadanlerma.com)