1 My digs for eight lazy days between Tunisia and home. Compact but not bad and very well located for walking everywhere
2 My first wander - had read about a little not-well-known gallery
3 Turns out the painter-owner had just come back from San Francisco so a picture of 'home'
4 Continuing along the picturesque little street
5 and passing by what would come to be my familar folks welcoming me back to rue Amelot
6 Passing through Republique - this time with no gillet jaunes blocking the view.
7 A lovely late May evening meant for enjoying Canal Saint-Martin
8 Arrived at my destination - Apostrophe's Cafe with Manouche jazz tonight.
11 Good fish too
12 Please enjoy
13 And enjoy some more...
14 Crossing he Canal agan. It stays light till 11pm!
15 Just an ordinary Friday - a visit to the Apple store (went to IKEA too!) Then back for a nap before later...
16 Entering one of my favorite spots - Place des Vosges
18 I hate that this beautiful square now has advertising in it.
19 Always enjoy the windows around Paris
24 and arrived at the Seine - heading for Pont Marie.
28 A song from Larry Browne
29 Two Larrys on two trumpets
30 How could I not record A Night in Tunisia??
31 Anlother wonderful window
33 Richard Lenoir Market - every Saturday and Thursday
36 All ages at play in La Villette
37 Came to hear a free Brazilian concert
38 Agathe Iracema - voice & percussion
39 Francesco Ciniglio - drums
40 Sandro Zerafa - guitar
41 Agathe Iracema - voice & percussion
42 Francesco Ciniglio - drums
43 Art installation at La Villette
46 A hint of the philharmonic
48 They didn't get the same dress code memo
49 Back in the Metro
50 Just felt the need of a Pastis
51 A Karman Ghia!!
52 Chagall's Paris - at the Atèlier des Lumiéres
53 I always go the Atelier des Lumiére when in Paris. This immersive show was all about Chagall. Please excuse too many slides that follow....
57 I love the silhouettes of the spectators against the display
58 This was Chagall's marriage painting
62 Industrial New York
63 The merging of foreground and background
68 shift click 'nother scene
75 OK, we all need a selfie or two
76 A short sequence of Paul Klee
77 and I'm outa there
78 Strange things grow in Paris
79 Finally a visit to the cimetiéere du Père Lachaise
82 I left never finding the 'famous' tombs'. resting my feet on Rue de la Roquette.
83 OMG it's cheaper than San Francisco!
84 Found a little art coop on the way home. They were installing a show. We're now instagram buddies.
88 and a closed art supply store - whew
89 Ping Pong in Rchard Lenoir parc
90 a new day - on the early train to Bordeaux
95 a pretty city!
99 The Garonne
100 The Miroir d'Eau in front of the Bourse
103 Where the word 'dapple' comes from (just kidding).
104 There's always a big wheel these days
105 I've run into the World before, docked in a couple of other places. And here it is in Bordeaux.
109 had a little taste of wine talk and sip in a celler not on the normal tourist path
111 good sky!
112 The contemporary art museum where I will come tomorrow
113 My favorite part of Bordeaux, the Bar a Vin - glasses for 2 - 3 euros, small plates if desired of bread, cheese, charcuterie, no pressure, lovely surroundings.
118 View from Sharon's apartment!
119 and funky club where we saw Disney jazz
121 The next day - at the muséo
122 an amazing building
124 Keith Haring made this drawing just for the elevator. You can't see it except by moving up or down
127 Like being back in England! Gilbert & George.
131 Walking back through the jardin publique
134 And back at the Bar a Vin before my time here is done!
136 And now something entirely different - observing Rachael teach her multilingual choir
141 Farewell selfies before heading north
144 The Porte Saint-Martin (English: St. Martin Gate) is a Parisian monument located at the site of one of the gates of the now-destroyed fortifications of Paris. It is located at the crossing of Rue Saint-Martin, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin and the grands boulevards Boulevard Saint-Martin and Boulevard Saint-Denis.
145 And my 'last-night-in-Paris' dinner with Isabel and her husband and step-daughter at an Algerian restaurant. Perfect!