Today I just screwed around with computer stuff until shower time, had no breakfast, and then, after that shower, when the time came to leave, took off on a walk designed to use two hours and terminate at Le Depart Saint Michel for lunch.
First I headed down rue Guénégaud to rue de Seine and up a rue whose name I never can remember but that leads to my ATMs of choice on Boulevard Saint Germain.
The exchange rate dropped so low day before yesterday that I decided it was time to take advantage of it.
On the way I encountered a definite indicator of the upscale nature of my quartier.
The next thing that moved me and my shutter was down on the river level quai.
I have looked at this tree for years; today I decided to take its picture.
Pont de la Concorde caused shutter twitch next.
Then la tour bracketed was just too good to pass up.
A little later there was a nice jumble of cotoneaster; I like cotoneaster.
Down a way I decided to walk over to le Petit Palais and get a picture of Sir Winston; I haven’t taken his picture for a couple of years or more.
I kept on to Pont de l’Alma where I crossed back across the river to start back toward Le Depart and lunch; I was getting quite hungry, having forgone any breakfast.
When I got to Les Berges some birds jumped up and demanded to have their pictures taken.
And just outside of the barge that I was on was a green headed kibitzer.
And then I kept going at a high rate of speed to Le Depart Saint Michel.