28.08.2010 - 28.08.2010
After I got off at the Louvre Rivoli metro stop I called Margy as she had emailed me and I was thinking about her anyways. While talking to her I also checked out church to my left. Wondered out loud if Notre Dame, maybe? I looked it up later and it was not.
Went to see bookseller stands along Quai de Louvre along the Seine and then walked around. In and out of a few stores till Rue de Rivoli and found a store and got everything else I had wanted. The man that helped me there told me he is Chinese as he was born in China but is muslim. Have seen a few Chinese in business here and have overheard Mandarin being spoken.
Done and it wasn't past 8 yet. I love it when things work out as planned.
For one of the few times, I went back to the station that I had gotten off of. In the past I guess I had always wandered further.
Got back to Saint Georges by 8:18 pm. Was going to find the amazing risotto that I had with Margy back on Aug 10 but due to the time and uncertainty of its location and even the name of the restaurant it was smarter to go to one really close by. Found Les Mervilles de Saint-Georges just up the street. Really like Greek so I went in. They are used to emporter which was exactly what I wanted. I ordered the lamb chop dinner and a side Greek salad. Generous portion as 3 lamb chops. I had eaten small lunch and walked lots in anticipation of large dinner. Perfect amount along with my 25 cl of merlot wine purchased at Hediard. No tzatiki and so did not eat pita. Too plain and too full.
Watched Pink's Funhouse Tour concert on tv and had a relaxing dinner.
I enjoy company and also solitude as this quiet time is needed to reflect on this 23 day adventure I have just finished. I didn't get to do everything I wanted as that list is a work in progress. But I saw lots and did most of what I set out to do and I do have to save some things for next time.
Had a most fabulous last day in Paris. In a way it would have been great to have stayed up all night and wandered around Paris. I didn't even stay out late as I was tired as well.
It is not hard to fall in love with Paris and France and I will leave a piece of my heart here.
I am pretty ok about being alone but sometimes I really miss not sharing it. That's when it can mean the most and so I blog.
I hope that my trip blog has given you a good taste of all the sights, smells and sounds I have savoured. I have blogged daily as I wanted to capture the moments as the saying below captures it all.
"Life is not about how many breathes you take but about how many moments take your breathe away."
Paris, a bientot! J'adore.