rive gauche

our last day in paris 😦 and laundry day :((

we both had places we wanted to visit and generally just stroll through the left bank. we had one definite destination which was saint severin church near the sorbonne. it is notable for its age and contrast of modern and ancienne. i went back to take some pictures and rick for his first visit.

rick started the day by taking a stroll down the tuileries and i a walk on the left bank of the seine including the outdoor museum and sculpture garden east of notre dame. of course i took tons of shots of the very modern art mostly from the 60’s and 70’s. i also tried to get a visit to the arab institute but was turned away as only vip’s were getting in at the time i was there! the building is quite unique as it is wired to control it’s environment, however my visit coincided with early morning so nothing too significant was visible.

before going to saint severin, we headed off for a restaurant that rick had tried before but, the street eluded us…until after we ate! we dined at a pleasant restaurant on a plaza in front of the sorbonne, surrounded by students, teachers accompanied by the play of fountains and falling autumn leaves (somehow apropos).

following lunch i headed home to do some packing and study before my last class. i need another suitcase – we both need another suitcase!

rick toured the quay of the left bank along with a final visit to notre dame.

we’re each on our own for supper as i have to dash to class.

bonsoir – au revoir from france – guten tag germany.

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3 thoughts on “rive gauche

  1. I’m sorry they didn’t recognize you as a VIP at l’Institut du Monde Arabe. (But I noticed you did get a photo of it in the distance from the top of Notre Dame.)

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  2. Sorry to hear you’re spending your last day in Paris doing laundry but good news, since to day is election day perhaps I can vote for you by proxy. We’ve decided to vote the PC’s off the island…what?!? what do you mean that voting is for and not off?!

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  3. omg…frank and i think alike! can this be good? only if he votes them off the island. off all the islands and into the pacific…the deep end.

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