After 5 days of snow, rain, and fog, yesterday dawned clear and considerably colder. We bought another hat to keep my ears warm, and if we stopped, hiding in corners out of the wind, we were able to stay comfortable. Forget being elegant, I am suffering from Hat Hair, and chapped face and lips. We are covering a lot of area walking and taking the subway a bit and enjoying the food and drink very much. I have already taken several hundred photos. I have no discretion - everything looks beautiful and worthy of a shot to me.
The first shot was taken on Christmas Eve as we made out way back to the hotel and it began to rain in earnest. Camillo was leading the way and I loved the shadows and the play of light on the wet sidewalks. (classic French Painting) The next two were taken yesterday as the sunset was setting at about 5:30 - Yesterday we walked to the river, crossed over, searching for a museum we never found. We ended up walking down (up?) along the river cutting across to the Rue du Bac and then following Bvld St. Germain back to the hotel near Notre Dame. (total another 5 hours)
Being Christmas day, everything except the most touristy places were closed but we walked through the grounds of the Louvre enjoying the sunshine with a couple hundred (thousand) other tourists. The grounds are quite nice, many statues, benches and a sense of open space in the city. I took many photos of really nice statues but thought you would enjoy the last photo - the agony - the indignity of pigeons landing on your head all day .
Camillo's suitcase has still not arrived.