Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday in Paris

Got a late start today. Felt great. Musée d'Orsay, and its great great collection of Impressionists paintings is on today's list. Stopped on the way to the Metro for lunch at the Hope Cafe (not the one in Hope, Arkansas... the one in the Montmartre arrondissement of Paris). 

The Hope Cafe. I had a hamburger. Very very good. Maybe just a half-notch below Santa Fe's famous Bobcat Bite. I hope they open another location in Uxbridge (where our London apartment is). 

Some of those massive-looking apartment building aren't quite as large as they look from the sidewalk.

Lots of cool looking buildings everywhere.

It was mid-afternoon by the time we got to Musée d'Orsay and the admission line was long. Fortunately it moved fairly quickly.

The Musée d'Orsay was originally a train station.

A giant clock looks out on the Paris landscape.

Back to the Metro to work our back to Montmartre where we hope to grab a snack and relax before returning to our 7th floor walk-up apartment.

We decided to stop at Le Consulate, right in the heart of Montmartre. It's down this street where the street curves.

Le Consulate in the daylight.

Robin at Le Consulate.

Relaxing at Le Consulate.

Robin again, a view looking toward the front door. When Robin ordered paté, she asked the young waiter if bread came with it. He said "Mademoiselle, if I serve paté in France without bread, I will be killed." After a snack and a long break, we walked back to the apartment.

I hope to have time tomorrow morning to post some remaining photos that I missed, before we leave for the train station at noon. 

Au revoir.