Sunday in the Marais

Yesterday, April 14th was sunny and warm (74 degrees) in Paris- the most enjoyable weather since we arrived at the end of January. Hugh and I spent the afternoon in the Marais, the lively historic, gay, Jewish, Chinese, trendy district full of specialty shops, restaurants and art galleries. It is only a short walk from our apartment. Because it was such a gorgeous day and a Sunday, the neighborhood was teeming with Parisians and tourists. Street musicians, from blues to jazz singers, steel drum and classical piano players to performers with eccentric costumes and instruments entertained us. Tmode was a fabulous exhibit of 95 contemporary artisans who had their jewellery, clothing, bags, shoes, hats etc. for sale. I bought a vintage art blouse from Rose de Fountaine. She kindly agreed to let Hugh take our photo. One must watch out for dog shit on the streets and sidewalks! It is everywhere. Parisians do not believe in picking up after their dogs. So far neither Hugh nor I have stomped in a pile. Oh, fashion trend women with extra tight short shorts paired with tights and high heels. On Sunday I was only able to get a photo of one of the more tame of these outfits-blue jeans shorts with plain black tights. I will get some shots of the wilder versions. Stay tuned.

Street side crèpes!

Creparie artisan in the Marais

Crèperie artisan in the Marais

Oui! There really are crèperies with windows opening onto the street so you can walk right up, order, pay then continue on your way while enjoying a delicious snack. In the Marais, a lively neighborhood within half a mile of our apartment, this delightful frenchman sings and jokes while preparing your crèpe. You can have sweet (sucre) or one filled with chicken, egg, ham and or fromage. (cheese)