Saturday, October 22, 2011

paris aventures alimentaires: jour 8

Biggest success of the day: buying figs from a market vendor...entirely in French! The conversation went something like this:

Bonsoir madame.
  - Bonsoir! Je voudrais un demi kilo de figues, s'il vous plait.
Oui. Voila. Trois trente, s'il vous plait.
  - Voila. Merci!
Merci! Bonne soiree.
  - Bonne soiree!

Not only did I understand how much I had to pay him, but I also gave him exact change. That may not sound like a lot, but it's the first time it's happened for me, so I was pretty excited about it.

Today was a lovely Saturday in Paris. It started out cold and foggy (38 degrees on my morning run!), but burned off to a beautiful blue sky and sunshine for my afternoon at the Musee Rodin. I sat on a bench in the garden with a nice view of the museum and sketched for a bit. After the museum, I wandered and found myself a cafe in the sunshine. There, I enjoyed a croque madame (that was served with a nice, sharp mustard...I think it may have had horseradish in it?) with a glass of rose from Provence and finished my drawing. J'aime Paris!

Rodin's The Three Shades
Rodin's The Thinker
Musee Rodin, from the garden.

My interpretation of the Musee Rodin.

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