Sunday, February 26, 2012

Metro Stations


I just thought I'd share a poem that I know :)
 
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In a Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd ;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

— Ezra Pound, 1913

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An example of street art, possibly by the artist called "Miss Tic," like the word "mystique."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Eiffel Tower

So everyone! Tonight, after eating Algerian food, we took a lovely stroll to the Eiffel Tower to see it all lit up! It's quite lovely, so I took a video because when the lights "sparkle" it doesn't show up in a normal picture. Enjoy!!!

video

Friday, February 24, 2012

Random Anecdote

Renata, Chris, Israel and I had some time to kill an evening or two ago. So we were wandering around the neighborhood, mostly looking at the bookstores.

We enter this one bookstore, one of those stores the size of a postage stamp with all the walls covered in books. The light was soft and kind of yellowish. The only sounds were the owner typing and us flipping through the books. I was content just going through them, looking for something I recognized. When suddenly....

My chest convulses and I make a familier sound. *HIC!*

Renata turns to me and starts giggling.

"Shut up." I whisper.

She just shakes her head, and I hiccup again, making her giggle even louder.

"I hate you."

"Je t'adore!"

"*HIC* No you don't! You *HIC* liar!"

Izzie and Chris have noticed what's going on and now sniggering.

"You guys! *HIC* Shut up!"

By now the ENTIRE STORE has noticed, because, like I said before, it was the size of a postage stamp.

"Je suis désolée, désolée!" The owner says between his guffaws.

"I hate *HIC* you all." But I'm leaning against the shelves laughing and each new hiccups sends us into another giggle.

"Breathe, Abi, breathe," says Izzie, doing the "yoga deep breath gesture," cupping her palms upwards and pulling them down.

"I can't! *HIC* I'm hiccuping *HIC* and laughing!"

At last I can stop laughing and my hiccups seems to have gone. The rest of the time was spent peaceably, and we made our purchases before exiting.

Got Bilbo Le Hobbit for one euro! Score!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bonsoir, tout le monde! Good evening, everyone! We flew into Paris at 8am this morning (2am EST), put our luggage in our quaint hotel, and then started walking. We ate crepes at a small cafe and saw the Notre Dame, along with several other sites. Check out the links in the sidebar to see pictures of what we're doing!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Traveling

Sitting in the airport (a 4+ hour layover) waiting for overnight 8 hour flight to PARIS! We'll be landing in the Charles de Gaulle Airport 8 AM tomorrow, Paris time! So excited, just tired of the waiting.

Friday, February 17, 2012

This week should be a little warmer... but pack for cold and wet weather.
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/48.856614,2.352222

Friday, February 10, 2012

I hope we get to eat at some of these places while we're in Paris!
http://www.parispatisseries.com/2011/06/02/paris-patisseries-best-pastry-shops-in-paris/
It's a list, compiled by a blogger who literally spends all of his time in Paris eating pastries, of the top patisseries in Paris. Also, they're all located near the sixieme arrondissment, where we'll be staying!