Nearly 10:00 p.m. and just getting dark. Beyond our open windows we can hear folks enjoying themselves at street side cafes while Aggie and I are immersed in iPad land. Several hundred photos to download, but I am having no luck making that happen. Why will photos on 'camera roll' download easily, but those on 'photo stream' won't move a pixel from iPhone to iPad? Another question for Apple Genius Bar. (Ok, I am returning to this post and adding photos. It is September 28.)
Now it's 3:28 a.m. in Paris and I've been awake for an hour. This is getting to be tiresome. Unexpected pun intended. We got a late start this morning. Not awake until after 9. Imagine. But Aggie was tired from five days sightseeing in Denmark and I from an overnight flight. And we'd pushed ourselves through a busy, wonderful Sunday. Our apartment is just a block or two from Pompidou Centre and the first Sunday of the month offers free admission so how could we not go to the very top of those tall, transparent escalators on the exterior of the building. What views.
We found Rue Rambuteau and began the Landes' Paris Walk 5 which took us along a very busy thoroughfare of shops toward the Rue Des Rosiers, a quite wonderful street known as the historic home and first stop for centuries of Jewish immigrants. The narrow street was bustling, filled with shops and restaurants and one after another falafel take-out places. Folks waiting in line for a tasty, inexpensive meal in pita bread.
P.S. Actually, we did not tackle the bus system. It was Metro all the way - or long walks to our destinations.