On Monday, we drove down to Le Grand-Pressigny to inspect our friends' (Jean and Nick) kitchen stove. We still haven't decided what brand of new stove would be the best for us to buy, and J & N like theirs. It's what's called a cuisinière mixte — it has three gas burners and one electric burner on the cooktop, with an electric oven, just like the one we are replacing but from a different manufacturer.
While we were in LGP, as we've come to call it, we took a walk around the town and took some photos. I took this picture of the church.
And then I turned around and noticed Walt snapping a photo down a side street next to the Préhisto-Bar, where we were going to stop for something to drink.
That's Jean with J & N's dog Lulu, a standard-size poodle. The café is called the Préhisto because LGP was an important town in prehistoric times and was famous for the flint tools crafted there and widely used all over western Europe.
More people I'd like to meet some day :) Lovely town, too.ReplyDelete
Hi Judy, here I am in my room at the airport Ibis. It was humid, gray, and almost hot in Paris this afternoon. Everybody and everything looked scruffy and grungy. So different fom how it felt last April 1 and on my two Paris stays last summer. I took no photos -- too many crowds, and no inspiration. I realized today that tomorrow will be my 80th flight across the Atlantic Ocean -- 40 round trips in 44 years.Delete
Holy cow, Ken! 80 flights! So sorry to hear that your little one-day Paris visit was a bust. What a shame for you!Delete
Hi Ken, Hope you have a TV in your hotel room to pass the time. I think weather people in Belgium and France got a little carried away when they announced a summer-like day. I guess everybody was disappointed and therefore in a bad mood. Have a good flight and a smooth journey. Take care. MartineReplyDelete
It's raining here in Saint-Aignan. And I had clothes out on the line to dry. :(ReplyDelete
Hi Martine, nobody in Paris was surly or otherwise disagreeable. It was just too warm and humid, and crowded, for me to be pulling a heavier-than-planned suitcase around behind me. And then I had trouble with the wheels on the thing. Too stressful.ReplyDelete
I might have misspoken -- I think it might be 70 transatlantic crossings. Anyway, it is quite a few. Several years ago, I sat on a plane during one of those crossings and listed them all starting with the first in 1969. Some years I did 2 or even 3 round trips. I'll have to find the notebook where I wrote all that down.ReplyDelete
Bon Voyage Ken.ReplyDelete
Hopefully you will had entice weather at your Mum's place.
Here it keeps snowing - Friday it came down an this morning we have wet snow
Sorry, Ken, your day in Paris didn't go as planed due to bad weather. Here, in NoVa, our weekly snowfall is in progress, as usual. It's too warm to stick, but still! One of these days, we may have some spring time and weather!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about that cold weather, Beav' and CHM. It looks like it will be warming up today and tomorrow. At least I hope so. The predictedhigh where I'm going today: 16C. Should be pleasant.Delete
Last year when I walked thru Paris the way I did yesterday, it was on a crisp and bright Monday afternoon. The light was gorgeous, and the streets weren't crowded. I wasn't overdressed for that weather. Yesterday, everybody and his brother was out, and the light was dull and grayish. The air was muggy-warm. Oh well, even Paris can have a bad hair day once in a while.
Somehow, the first time I looked at these photos, I missed that INCREDIBLE lavender sky in the first photo. It's beautiful.ReplyDelete