Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Paris Day 2 ~ Part 2

After we left the environs of the Eiffel Tower, we walked along the Seine as far as the southern end of Boulevard St Germain, then up the Boulevard St. Germain, Boulevard Raspail and back to the apartment.
There was a Spring market just after the Eiffel Tower - the roast peanuts were there. I'm sure the stand with Russian dolls and beautiful little glass animals was the same as the one we once saw at a Christmas market down at St Germain des Près.
Since our last visit, a considerable stretch of the river bank along the Rive Gauche has been pedestrianised and made into a public space. It was still too early in the season for all the eating places to be open - but we enjoyed going onto the pontoons which have been planted like little islands. In the greenhouse on one of them are some information booklets describing the different birds and fish that can be seen.

musée de quai Branly

Right bank


Seine barge

pont de la Concorde


1 comment :

  1. Count on you to find the fun little things like the smurf! The colors in that mosaic are gorgeous.