Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tuesday 1 January - New Year's Day walk

Bread line rue de Levis

Bread line rue de Levis
 Although nothing else was open two bakers were open and there were long queues at both of them
The sun was shining brightly on Sacre Coeur at Batignolles
We had a long walk along rue Miromesnil largely deserted until we came to the Elysees Palace and the Champs Elysees.  The Champs Elysees was its usual nasty tacky self with lots of silly things for sale to unsuspecting tourists.  The Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries were little better but there was a little more sanity around the Jardins du Palais Royal and the Gallerie Vivienne.
One off style entrance to the Metro at la Comedie Francaise.
We then took the metro back from the Bourse and bought a still warm baguette to help us eat up the spare cheese we have to consume or ditch by first thing tomorrow. Of course Pat broke off the end to eat it on the way in and started raving about it.  It was warm and soft in the inside but crispy on the outside.  We all started eating away and there was scarcely anything left by the time we reached the apartment - a block away.  The Epoisse is fighting to the last. 
We had a galette du roi and Pat won the feve.  Here she is making the almond paste a little moister with the whisky we had to get rid of.

1 comment:

  1. That picture of Sacre Coeur is breathtaking!

    That subway entrance sure looks a lot more inviting than entrances to subways in a lot of other places.

    And it is quite enjoyable to see Pat standing in a bread line