Now to Paris - the Marias - Day 3:
The Marais means 'the marsh' in French but it is now one of the most elegant and aristocratic districts in Paris. Because it is Friday, and the Marais is a Jewish community, their Sabbath is Saturday and most stores and restaurants close early on Friday. Some stores close at noon - some stores were not even open today. So if you go, and I recommend you do, go earlier in the week.
Our visit was a very colorful and eventful one. We saw Renaissance-era architecture, galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants next to Kosher bakeries, and expensive boutiques next to thrift shops. The Marais is bohemian, artistic and cosmopolitan.
|When I say colorful - here's a sample of what we saw.|
|This is inspiration to me.|
Instead of doing an entire bracelet,
I am working on just one ring - similar to this one -
and then maybe use some Chinese Knotting cord
and do a macrame something.
|Pretty nice huh! |
Maybe a little too bright to wear in Boise.
We'll have to see,
|First event - Sign says Free Hug. |
Barb always seems to find the 'Huggers'
(remember the Czech Republic trip).
This gal appeared to be a little safer however,
so instead of running, I actually got one too
|Colorful and bling with a capital B.|
More on our visit on the next post.