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... of peace after the guillotine reigned here in the French revolution). A 3200 year old Egyptian obelisk replaced the guillotine; in the distance, we saw the iconic Eiffel Tower. I think Dan and I both became enchanted with Paris, more than we ever thought we would have, and wished we were staying longer. Maybe we will come back someday and just stay for awhile, sit in the parks, absorb the atmosphere and try to understand better the unique place that Paris will always ...
... to help her out as much as I can while I'm here!
Tonight Anna made steak and potatoes for dinner, with a tomato and onion salad as an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious!!! Then I took a nice warm bubble bath to end the night! I'd say day one was a great success!!! Now time to meditate.
PS I'm really looking forward to visiting the fresh market in the ...
... Rotie picture attached. Midnight before I wandered home, rain had stopped and it was a lovely fresh Parisian night. Thursday, 5.30am and after a fitful sleep decided to get up. Caught up on emails and hit the pavement for Parc Monceau. 7.30 by this time and quite good going for a run at that hour. Not a lot of people to dodge and no school kids getting in a last fag before lessons! Quite a lovely morning but that didn't last ...
... store here. That looks a lot more like a Kroger or Fred Meyer - they've got kitchen gadgets and some clothes as well as a large selection of food.
The hostel I'm staying in is actually in a very Jewish quarter in town - there are a ton of extremely Orthodox Jews here - you can tell because the men are all wearing the yarmulke and tallit? with the strands hanging down the outside of their pants. It's pretty ...
... out the rain. We decided to try to buy Ben a jacket since there was more rain in the forecast, and he didn't really have one on the trip. We walked through the BHV/Marais (yes the same store we got lost in earlier) and tried to find the men's department. It turned out it was not on any of the seven floors, but across the street in a little offshoot. We looked around quite a bit and finally found a beautiful, perfect jacket. I cant remember the exact cost, but we were both ...
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