In the morning, around 8:15 am, when I leave the flat to go to the show
I walk through the courtyard
and through the porte
out onto the street. Friday was a beautiful morning, just after an early rain, cold but the light was so nice.
Sometimes there's a lot of traffic
and then suddenly there's none.
This is just across from where I step down into the metro into the Jussieu station.
And this is where I come up, at Palais Royale, just across from the Louvre. Every day I pass the Louvre, but can't go in...
and on my walk, I turn and look up the rue St. Honore but then turn left
past the news agent
around the bend and cross the street
past the beautiful glass metro entrance on the other side of the street
past grand cafes
and more newsstands
and then I turn the corner past the Louvre and onto rue de Richelieu--the sky was so gorgeous that morning...
through the colonnades of the Comedie Francaise
a narrow street with little cars in heavy traffic
every day I pass Moliere
and I always look down (just in case---there are a lot of little dogs)
past little cafes and the boulangerie and the fruit stand
my favorite street on my path, rue des petit champs
and when I get to the pretty little park
and the tabac
And then I spend the next 9.5 hours inside hoping buyers will come and like what I've done.
Friday after work was finished, I walked across the Seine with some friends from the show:
through the courtyard of the Louvre.
Lovely old and new friends : Juliana, a clothing designer from OnA, Mouschka from Amouschka, Carolina & Jean from Mi Purocorazon, and Nico from Joya Amarillos, all so talented and so much fun to be with.
a walk across the bridge from rive droit to rive gauche...
and later past Notre Dame
and home again...