A week ago, I was just leaving to drive up to Paris, passing through Sully-sur-Loire and Bellegarde. That afternoon, I took a long walk around the part of central Paris where I worked as a teacher for several years back in the 1970s and 1980s.
That neighborhood where I worked as a teacher was Saint-Germain-des-Prés. I was teaching English at different schools, including the École Nationale d'Administration. Walt lived in the neighborhood too, in the early 1980s, when he was a student at the Alliance Française. It's a special area for us. It's where we met, actually, and got to be friends. In the later '80s and early '90s, when we started coming back to France together on vacations, we often stayed in a hotel in the same neighborhood called l'Hôtel de l'Avenir.
One of the landmarks of the area is the huge old Saint-Sulpice church, built in the 1600s and 1700s. I took the pictures above last Saturday, and I've cut them into two pieces so that I can publish them in a large size using Blogger. Cutting them this way is the only way I can get around Blogger's restrictions on the size of the photos that can be included in a blog.