May 20 2019

The cab drivers

What do they want? It’s 4:30 pm on Monday and the Boulevard Saint-Germain in 7e is completely blocked.

One sign reads: Macron respecter la loi grandguillaume ???

May 20 2019

Robert Desaimard

A plague … in Paris

ici est tombé
Le 27 Août 1944
Pour la libération de Paris
F.F.I. de 17 ans

A young man died on August 27, 1944, at age of 17 for the liberation of Paris.

May 20 2019

Science Po

The Paris Institute of Political Studies / Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, is a pretty prestigious school in social sciences in Europe.

28 Rue des Saints Pères


The library @ rue Saint-Guillaume


admin @ 27 rue Saint-Guillaume


PhD @ 199 Boulevard Saint Germain Ecole Doctorale

May 20 2019

Palais de Justice & St. Michel

Boulevard du Palais in the
Île de la Cité, Paris

The Palais de la Cité “Palace of the City” is on the one of two natural islands – Île de la Cité – in the Seine.

There is a line – not too long – we decided not to wait.


Place Saint Michel is a square in the Latin Quarter. Pont Neuf on the Left Bank.


Singing on a weekday evening & a band in the night  


May 20 2019

Place Joachim-du-Bellay

Named after their poet and literary critic in 1522 to 1560. The photo on the right is from wiki in 1850.


May 20 2019

Île de la Cité, Paris

The tip of one of two natural islands in Paris. The famed Notre Dame is one of the attractions. The equestrian statue of Henry IV.


May 20 2019


The art of urination in Paris. The colorful one is by the St. Martin Canal.

We passed by the World Heritage Centre (Headquarters, or Maison de l’UNESCO) or UNESCO – United Nations – at 7 Place de Fontenoy and turned onto Avenue de Suffren. A building caught my eyes, … emm … it looks like one in Beijing – maybe the color? Then a man (photo above) walked toward a tree and … relief himself. Land of free.

May 20 2019

St Eustache @ des Halles

2 Impasse Saint-Eustache,
75001 Paris, France

The Church of St Eustache / L’église Saint-Eustache is in the 1st arrondissement, was built between 1532 and 1632. An underground mall is added – Central Park, pls take note. I’ve my tea and chocolate, watching the sunset.


.. in the morning

Des Halles was the medieval marketplace, and today it continues.

Crossing the Pont Neuf – a crêpes cart – between the Seine and des Halles is le Samaritaine, an old department store, now owned by LVMH – LV logo at the top (at one end, it has BJ – all I can think is Beijing, ha ha ha.)


May 20 2019

La Grande Épiceries de Paris

38 Rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris, France

There is a guard by the entrance to check your bags.

Pricy but it has so much to offer – a food emporium – and the few items we tried were all very yummy. Many counters and tables give the shoppers an option to dine right there. Come for a drink or meal after a visit to MEP & Le Bon Marché. Bon Appetite.


… we picnic at one of my favorite spot near Musée d’Orsay.

Le Bon Marché…