My title for this post is a bit misleading because my intentions were to post about a wonderful Marche in the Bastille with many artisans. Unfortunately, the market was a bit of a bust. The book said it began at 9, but it began at 10. I didn’t mind the wait as I grabbed un cafe. When I returned after 10, there were still only a small handful of stalls open. C’est la vie. I’ll try again later on a Saturday to see if it is any better another time.
What originally began as a walk to the market turned out to be a walk of discovery. I strolled past the Place des Vosges, which is not even a block away. To my fortune, I uncovered the running path of the nearby firemen. Not a bad start to my walk. The Bastille is just a couple blocks away from where I am staying, so I felt like I was exploring a new area in my neighborhood.
I found some treasures. First, I saw a boulangerie that was posted on Facebook to be the best. C’est magnifique! I purchased a baguette (which may be gone before the end of the night) and some macaroons (which are already gone). As I continued, I found a restaurant that I have heard about over and over: Frenchie. This will have to be a treat to myself for dinner one night so I can share what is so fantastic about it. The responsibilities of writing a travel blog are heavy. Then, I found a wonderful shopping street with many famous stores, but not near the congestion of Rue de Rivoli.
Besides my general voyage around the area, I found my inner photographer voice screaming out at me. The weather was blah, but the streets were beautiful. I realized I need to spend some more time in my own vicinity to better understand my home in Paris. Please tell me what you think of the photos. I have recently discovered Adobe Lightroom and I’d like to know what you think about the images I am creating. Merci beaucoup!