This lady resting in the sun in the courtyard if the Hotel de Sully is very special to me as she is my mother. I am not used to post family pictures on this blog but today is a special day as my mum is turning 80 and she's a terrific mum. Happy birthday maman !
Cold weather is back (only 9 degrees this morning) and street vendors are back too with the "marrons chauds" which are roasted chestnuts. This guy is selling them in front of the big department store called "Galeries Lafayette" .. as you can see on his plastic bags! Actually they are not allowed to sell on the pavement and so they're always ready to disappear quickly if Police comes.
The Street called rue de Rivoli is one of Paris shopping street and is located in the center of the city. In the far background you can see the buildings of "La Defense" the business area in the west suburb of Paris. Yesterday was a nice hot day, maybe one our our last ...
This bookshop on the river bank near the Pont Neuf (Paris'oldest bridge though the name means "New bridge") is called "Bouquiniste". You can find all sorts of books their. See one of my old post about the Bouquinistes (click here).
To see all participant in Sunday Brige theme see San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.
You know how Parisian like to put plants and flowers on their windows and balconies. I thinks these plants seem to like there place, a nice building indeed located rue Nicolas Flamel in the 4th arrondissement.
I am leaving for a business trip in central Africa for a few days. See you by the end of next week ! You can still enjoy daily photos of Paris on Virginia' Paris Through my Lens and on Eric' Paris Daily Photo.
Today many railroads in France will look like this abandoned one located in the 18th arrondissement as it is a national strike day. Unions and left wing political parties are calling for strike and demonstration in all cities to fight against the government project concerning Retirement.
To come back to the photo, this old railway in Paris has been left alone for years and will probably never be used again for train but we hope that it can be changed into a nice pedestrian promenade like they've done near Bastille with the "Promenade Plantée" (see my last year pictures).