Apologies for the delay posting these arrival photos. I arrived in Paris on Friday morning and easily made my way to my tiny apartment in Rue Rambuteau. Totally amazing location, so much just in my street! From history to cake to books and wine bars. Great choice for somewhere to stay, albeit tiny, I’m mean it’s a really seriously tiny apartment.
Oh the building up above is just labelled *Paris on my map, so I’m assuming it’s the mayoral building or GPO or such like.
One must have nice papers hatched by flamingos, and the opportunity to acquire a blue dress with white polka-dots when one is studying philosophy.
The two horizontal shots are of the museum of the national archive. The tall photo is of the central courtyard of the building in which I have an apartment. But no such luxury windows for me, my windows allow ventilation and open onto a shaft maybe 4×4 m in cross section. There is no audio-privacy here.
Having braved my street I ventured on and bought a local plug adaptor – didn’t bring a European one from home did I since I wasn’t coming to Europe when I left Australia. I then took a walk around the block… first stop the 16th century Church of Saint Merry currently being renovated and home to a few Gypsy families.
Then on to Saint Joseph’s tower, in a lovely park.
Before I discovered the church on the island in the river at the end of my street… the bells, the bells….
It is of course Notre Dame Cathedral. And as you wander from their around the block you find the site of the home of philosophy’s star crossed lovers. And being jetlagged you take a silly selfie outside their gate, if they’d had one, of course this one was added in the 19th century, but the profile heads are a nice touch.
Paris is truly magical, you just never know what you will find around the next corner…