Um, yes. It probably escaped your notice that I never posted the final post about my big trip. But I didn’t forget and at the risk of beating a dead horse, I still want to post it for my own edification and records. First though, I do have to say thank you–so so much–for all the wonderful comments on my Little Birds pullover. You guys make a finished knit so much more enjoyable by sharing in the fun with me. So thank you. And now, to Paris…
Paris was blissful. Restful. Beautiful. It was all things yummy. Speaking of yummy…
Here are some of the edible highlights:
- Salads topped with the most perfectly cooked potatoes and, among other delights, tossed with chunks of amazing cheese–french cheese
- Baguettes–lots and lots of baguettes
- Pan au chocolat–I believe I had one every morning we were there
- Macaroons–I have never had anything like these. I thought all macaroons had to be coconut. Not true at all. We had raspberry, pistachio, chocolate, lemon…all in vivid colors that made them not only taste good but look like a perfect rainbow of deliciousness.
- Crepes–three to be exact. One savory and two sweet. The best one was bought on the street and where the guy had the nutella heated already. Oh man…I can still taste that crepe.
- Angelina’s Hot Chocolate.
I believe it is safe to say that if I didn’t do anything more than eat I would have been perfectly content with my stay in Paris. Of course though, Paris is more than just food. As this was my first trip to the city I felt we needed to cover some of the basics in terms of art. I mean, I HAD to go to the Louvre. I mean really.
I think I thought this was going to be another of those places where I have seen the “famous” art so much in pictures that it really wouldn’t be as cool in person. I did not find this to be the case at all. I mean, the Venus de Milo was stunning and the Mona Lisa really is pretty mysterious after all. But I did find it interesting how a lot of people pass by the art that is not well known and hit the “famous” pieces only. I also wonder why some sculpture or paintings become more famous than others that are seemingly (to me at least) as interesting. We also made it to The Orsay museum which houses a lot of impressionist art. It was so beautiful Kara couldn’t contain her glee.
“I long for the Orsay, don’t you?”
Our last morning in Paris was spent walking around what is, I believe, the coolest graveyard I have ever been to. Pere LaChaise is haunting and full of a variety of interesting dead people.
I love this grave where the statue happened to be holding beautiful fresh flowers.
And here lies Oscar Wilde who should never be in doubt of the love people have for him.
Well there you go folks. The trip recap is over. Thanks for reading along and encouraging me to share. And to my sister and super fun travelling companion Kara, here’s to memories that 50 years from now we will share with our cats as we knit in matching rockers. Only good times ahead I tell you.