slow down, you move too fast
you gotta make the moment last! and since these are my last days, every moment counts. hard to believe it’s been almost 30 days in paris. can’t imagine what waits for me on the continent…i mostly want to take back with me the calm that i feel here, not the crazy stress of nyc i came with.
anyway, staying in to ‘work’ a little today. yesterday wiped me out, walking aimlessly and endlessly. Each night i pass a window with this book, ‘the art of doing nothing’, and decided it was a sign (i see signs everywhere) do do just that.
my only plan was to find the little abandoned hotel that’s been haunting me. in my mind we’ll all chip in and buy it, each have a floor. who is ‘we’ you ask? us! bloggers! friends! whoever, (it’s a dream, ok)!? anyway it’s for the Hotel Moderne sign below i found a couple posts ago. it has to go somewhere! but of course now that i see it’s named already Hotel Bijou (Hotel Jewel is the literal translation), we’re in a real quandry, keep the old name or the new…anyway isn’t it charmant? can you see the potential? it’s in the 11th arrondisement, are you in? (fyi it’s between the pharmacy and the boulangerie)
maybe this will help
here’s a long shot. manageable, right?
after that i wandered around looking at real estate. there are tons of apartments here for sale, some for 100,000 euros.
anyway, looking around was amazing, everywhere is a surprise. this apartment looked almost ordinary until closer inspection revealed a gorgeous shell ceiling…
my day was spent discovering new neighborhoods, starting at montparnasse and crossing the city from that side. walking for hours i was able to just stumble around, i never get to do that cause there’s always an agenda. this time it was a like a present being able to walk thru the luxemborg gardens (never did that before), and see what the other half is doing for lunch.
guess i came in the back side (no pun intended) to the rear of this statue. they looked so in love an intimate.
it was a great surprise to see the front, a family frozen in time! there’s a maternity store here called ‘1 et 1 font 3’. is that a cute name or what?
it was heaven on earth. pretty statues everywhere, flowers blooming, everyone chillin. hard to believe anything else could be happening…
lunch at the palace
of course you can’t forget the guys who hold it all together
well more later, the sun is shining!