Most of you know by now that we rented an apartment on the Ile St. Louis. (Yes, I am home now!)
Want to take a look?
Here’s the building from across the river. I’m afraid my “zoom” lense doesn’t get that close, but it’s the iron gate at center:
Getting closer, from across the street:
This is the plaque on the building.
And that, my friends, is the difference between France and the United States….
Let’s climb up. Ninety-six steps: yep, my husband counted them each time we went up!
The first flight was all marble, the second, wood. The marble, in particular (forgot to take a picture of it) was SO worn that not only did each step have a marked indentation, but they slanted downwards. My first thought, on seeing these stairs, was: HOW are we ever going to get the suitcases down them? Well, we managed quite well actually. Easier going down than up, that’s for sure….
Marble on each level:
Our front door:
One of the endless parade of bateaux (boats) that were really sort of mesmerizing, day and night:
And, of course, for afternoon tea while we rested up for an evening out:
With our friends:
(husband not in picture: he’s the one photographing!)
And finally, an early morning view of the Pont Marie:
Don’t worry… I’ll be showing you more next week.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!
Today I’m linking up to Frenchy at Le Chateau des Fleurs for her October French Obsession Party!