Item – Now you just wait your turn, Harry and Meghan. The baby everyone is cooing and dying to cuddle at this moment (but not a chance, there are guards watching her 24/7) is Java, daughter of Theodora and Banngi, two Borneo orangutans who were already a photogenic couple popular with the papparazzi at Le Jardin des Plantes. Mother and daughter are evidently doing very well!
Lovely, lovely, lovely. What a wonderful post. Thank you. I’m avoiding the news as much as possible here in America, so this was perfect. The bookstore looks to be the perfect place to sit and watch books or people. My favorite place in Paris is sitting in semi-darkness and gazing at the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. But I’d probably like the new bookstore, too. j.
Thanks, Janet. Are you in the States for long? Forever? Yes, for me too another visit to Cluny will be needed soon.
Ahhhh. A refreshing note indeed. My Sunday afternoon stress reliever was a lovely walk along Boston’s waterfront, where the gold, orange and purples of my favorite season and the bright blue sky and water fill me with pleasure. So it was not cold here today, though it will be dark an hour earlier because of the time change. You may remember, though, that November is my favorite month, despite the crazy politics. Did not know that bookstores were disappearing in Paris, as they have been for some time in Boston. The one you describe sounds like a perfect winter retreat.
Wonderful post. For setting a tone, possibly the best ever.
And now we can go back to holding our breath.
Thank you for light on a dark day….
Good news all, Maristed.
I’ve made a mental note of the bookstore on Blvd Poissonière… for next summer. I do miss the Virgin store on les Champs. Took out the main reason left to stroll down. 🙂
And… well, the House has been recuperated. Checks and balances again. That is – very – good news.
Bon week-end my friend.
Brian! How good to hear from you. Of course, the Champs are no place to be these these days.
Hi my dear. So many places are no place to be these days, it is becoming a bit of a concern. Let’s see what happens. Bon week-end.
I’ll be witnessing from Paris next weekend. Some things need to be captured at the moment, without hindsight.
True. I think nobody knows what will happen. Don’t witness from too close. The last bouts were a tad too violent for my taste. Be safe.
What a breath of fresh air this was! I spent almost 10 days in Paris and Normandy in September, thanks to a kind invitation from a friend. I’m now completely smitten with the Norman countryside — very little news from the outside and delicious food at every turn. Truly a soul-healing place to be.