Saturday, October 22, 2011


We didn't get enough of the left bank yesterday so we decided to visit it again.  We took the metro to the St. Michel stop and walked up the Quai Montebello to Shakespeaer's Book store.  This is where at ex patriot writers in the 20's hung out.  Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and other famous literati.  It is small and crowded but fascinating especially upstairs.  There are several rooms where struggling writers of this era can go to write and possibly catch a nap.    
After leaving the bookstore we took a leisure stroll up Boulevard St. Germaine .to have lunch at Cafe Flores. After our typical 2 hour lunch we walked to the Louvre and spent the rest of the day there. left the Louvre about 6:00 and went to the markets on rue Montorgueil.  I bought 2 baguettes and a bottle of wine.  Sara and Kim got cheese and grapes and we had dinner in that night, and what a fine dinner it was.

 Everybody in front of the bookstore

 Kayleigh and Kylie:  Bookstore in the background
 Vegetable Quiche

 The girls walking down by the Seine

The girls walking down by the Seine.
 At the Lock (Love) Bridge.

 Senic view across the Seine

 View of the Il de Cite

 Venus de Milo
Kim and Kylie next to the Louvre Pyramid at dusk.


Anonymous said...

The photos on the Seine walk are very much Paris. Lovely day seeing such nice sights.

Ladee said...

Visited the Shakespeare Book Store and loved it.